Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:01 AM
Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:54 AM
I am so sorry to hear your leg pain is giving you so much trouble for the last three weeks. Did your bruises occur without apparent trauma? Have you discussed this with your doctor? Some of the other forum members may have similar experiences and will hopefully share what they know with you, but this sounds like something you should be talking to your doctor about, soon.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:32 AM
I am so sorry that you are going through this pain. I agree that a chat with the doctor is a good idea to resolve this. I myself have not experienced the bruising, but the pain in the lowest part of my back, that radiates downward sounds very familiar. The doctors seem to think it is autoimmune related, but not necessarey to scleroderma. I am going through several tests today actually. (labs/exrays)
I hope that you find the cause and are able to treat it!
Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:20 PM
Rheumatologist said to head to the neurologist so I made an appointment today for Monday. He said the bruises really don't relate to the leg pain and jerky muscles. That is more nerve related. Interesting but at least I am headed in the right direction. Susie54
Posted 14 June 2007 - 05:56 PM
This sounds very painful and the bruises add some mystery. I'm glad you were able to get an appointment so quickly. Keep us up to date on what you find out.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 03:35 AM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:37 PM
I was having pain in my legs too and was worried about blood clots because my pain was behind my knees but occasionally went down into my calf. my calves were also very tight all the time.
I had lower extremity blood pressure tests done before and after a 5 minute treadmill walk and all was normal.
Doc said to lay off the salt. So I have. Haven't had any pain like that in a long time but my calves are starting to tighten up again.
I worry about your bruising. Keep us posted about what your doctors say.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:11 AM
Barbara, peripheral neuropathy might be the cause because my feet are going numb now. Pain in my feet last night going to sleep. Muscles are still jumping but overall pain in legs is calming down . Thank goodness. Susie54
Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:46 AM
I am better now so she said she would not do further testing. I do have leukoclastic vasculitis and it is causing the purpura on my legs and inflaming the arteries.
My carpal tunnel in both hands is worse and I have to go back to wearing splints. THat explains my dropping things.
Just thought I would let you all know in case anyone has a similar problem. Have a great day everyone. Susie54
Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:52 PM
I am glad you got answers. The neuro sounds very thorough. I'm sorry to hear that you have more "conditions" to add to your resume, but it seems like once we get started with this stuff we just can't stop!
I'm also glad that you let us know what it was all about. I think it helps us know what symptoms can sometimes mean. Thanks and hope things don't start acting up on you again. If they do, I hope the dr. has you prepared!