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jillylin posted:
I am hoping someone will be able to tell me ways of coping with very tight feeling leg muscles , mainly on the right side. The constant odd sensations are really dragging me down.
Thanks in advance
Jilly in the UK
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crystalscats responded:
Hello Jillylin I get this once in while too. I either use Voltaren gel, muscle rub or aspercreme rubbed in to my leg. I also take Flexeril for it with them, only way can sleep when it bothers me. Hope this helps you.

Crystal
 
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Randm2220 responded:
My legs feel the same way all the time. The degree of discomfort varies. I usually try stretching them, but sometimes they just cramp up instead of stretching. I take cyclobenzaprine for the muscle soreness. I also get it in my feet to the degree that it feels like I am walking on glass. That really sucks. Nothing to do about it but put my feet up. Sometimes I can't even let my feet touch the couch. I use an automan and let my feet hang off the end.

I wish I could be of more help

Hugs

Kim
 
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booch007 responded:
Jilly,

Just be sure it is FM and not a clot in the leg. A clot in the deep vessels can bring on swelling and tightness to the leg, before there is actual pain. You might need to be checked vascularly. I say this as it is one leg....

We can have the darndest symptoms with this and if it is FM, the hints above are great and I also use heat around the legs to help.....elevation too. but please think about the vessels and a clot.

It can happen from driving alot, flying somewhere....a hit that damaged an area and you are "fixing it" but instead the clot is blocking flow......

I just had to chime in with this......be careful. We blame FM for everything we feel.........................HUgs, Nancy B
 
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jillylin responded:
Thanks everyone. Sorry it took me so long to reply but the depression got me badly. I just wish this would all go away

Jilly in the UK
 
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SimoneSilvestrin responded:
I have that. I observed that the stiffness moves from one place to the other. And lately I?ve had felt my legs like tree trunks, very heavy. I try to walk it away. I walk and massage and try to get therapeutical massages frequently.
My tip: try to relax your mind and work on acceptance.
Are you taking any medication?
Are you exercising?

Love, Simone from Brazil
 
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CLKWC1964 responded:
Jilly,

I have experienced leg cramps, tight muscles/tendons/ligaments, muscle spasms for some years now with this fibro. Seems like a new symptom pops up all the time. I exercise 5 days a week and this really makes it difficult. I have found that warm/hot baths, massage, flexeril or some other muscle relaxer, and stretching does help quite a bit. The severity and frequency varies. Definitely check with your doctor and see what they suggest also. Good Luck and God Bless. Cat:0)
 
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jillylin replied to SimoneSilvestrin's response:
Hi Simone,
yes to the exercising. I am a ballet dancer. Or should say was
This has stolen dance from me.
I confess to struggling badly with acceptance and relaxation. I am on medication.

Hugs
Jilly in the UK
 
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jillylin replied to CLKWC1964's response:
Hi Cat,
I have tried all the usual stuff so I guess it is back to the doctor but am reluctant to go because my wonderful doctor has retired and I have not seen my new one so don't know what her thoughts are on Fibro. Whether she is a believer or a doubter.
Hugs
Jilly in the UK


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