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Weakness In Legs

Weakness In Legs

I’m concerned about the weakness in my legs. I’m am doing housework and walking when I’m able. At times my legs are so weak it’s difficult to stand up from the sofa. I could understand if I wasn’t moving around but I’m busy cooking, cleaning, shopping for groceries and walking around my neighborhood at least a few times a week. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any advice or comments you have.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member.......Thank you for asking the question.
I have weakness in my legs and I couldn’t understand why because I also get a lot of movement. I walked every day before the Pandemic.

The doctor said the weakness could be due to neuropathy.
I was sent to a physical therapist and was given some exercises for my legs.
I went online and looked up “Walking Without Falling “
and found more exercise ideas to strengthen my leg muscles.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have weakness in my legs, especially the left side. It feels like I’m dragging around 1,000 lb weights on my legs.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member ...

It's estimated that 50% of fibro patients have small fiber neuropathy. A recent study (2019) showed metformin, a medication used to control glucose, reduced pain in fibromyalgia patients. There is a constant link being made now between impaired glucose response, diabetes... and neuropathy ... and now to fibromyalgia. These links are a good start to answer your question as well as a screenshot. Also, in this site if you use keyword search for both neuropathy and small fiber neuropathy, you will read many threads of fellow members experience and knowledge. 👍🤗

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC43...

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Me too,.deep stretch yoga and spinning with strength training helped mine along with swimming.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I would also ask to see a neurologist. A lot of members here post about inexplicable and seemingly random things and they get dismissed by themselves or their doctors only to have them later discover that it was an actual (and treatable) condition and not just an inconvenience to tolerate.

I have small fiber neuropathy that manifested over YEARS in odd tingles and weakness and I dismissed them myself as they were fleeting and not troublesome. When I did report them, they were mystified. Finally, they became more cohesive in terms of being diagnosable and was sent for testing last summer. Again, years after they began subtlety.

My suggestion is to also be s good patient in terms of self reporting. Write down and take those notes to several doctors. Now, pandemic wise, I'd search the web using key words. It has helped me articulate to doctors what I mean.

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
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