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Intermittent claudication / Problems standing and walking

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by deleder2k, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. deleder2k

    deleder2k Senior Member

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    I have a M.E, and one of my worst symptoms is the inability to stand or walk for longer periods. After walking or standing for a period of time, I feel like i am constantly stretching out my leg when I am sitting or laying. It usually come with cramps with pain. Is this the same as intermittent claudication? I have read a lot about M.E, but it doesn't seem that most people suffer from the same degree of problems standing/walking.



    I have heard that beta blockers could work out. I use 20 mg when my pulse increases to 85++. My normal pulse rate is in the lower 60's. At 85++ I feel like I am having trouble breathing and it feels like running when I am watching TV. Blah.


    Anyone experiencing the same?
     
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  2. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

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    Hi, no I doubt you have intermittent claudication. It is caused by atherosclerosis. The tipical symptom is that you have to make a pause after walking a while because of too low blood supply to your calves or muscles in general.
    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...imedia/intermittent-claudication/img-20008123

    I think you should be checked by a neurologist, or get a thorough neurological examination..

    I have had cramps due to magnesium deficiency and Lyme disease. The former rather easy to treat ( try a double dose of magnesium and see if it eases the cramps) and the latter another story...
     
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  3. deleder2k

    deleder2k Senior Member

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    Thank you. I will check that out. I have been on triple magnesium dose for months with no effect.
     
  4. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Problems standing and walking can be from ataxia. Have you had a Rhomberg test ? If you have ataxia, you'll want to look into gluten ataxia. Many of us are sensitive to gluten. Tc .. x
     
  5. TrixieStix

    TrixieStix Senior Member

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    Did you ever figure out the cause for your symptoms? I too have symptoms like those of peripheral artery disease/claudification. I am 37 and my symptoms started a couple years ago. My husband has to get behind me and push me up stairs/inclines because of the weakness and heaviness doing those things causes in my left leg. I also cannot stand for very long.
     

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