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Yesterday I had a new "issue". My legs felt really weak. My right leg actually began to quiver as if I had just done 3 sets of leg presses. I felt like they were going to give out on me. My right leg is better today but still they are very weak. When I drive, if my foot is pushing down on the accelerator, it begins to quiver and shake uncontrollably and I have a hard time controlling my speed! If I am at a stop light, I have to use the e brake or alternate feet so that my right leg does not get fatigued holding it down. I have an appointment with a new doc in 2 weeks. I am a bit concerned that I am going to fall or get into an accident. Any clues what is going on or what I can do?
 

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Hi,

You are right to be concerned. There is a risk of you falling. I know from experience. It sounds like the leg presses were too much for you at this point. Rest should help.

Definitely mention the weak legs at your appointment. You should also ask the doctor what exercises are appropriate for you.

Take care,
Lazylegs
 

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Hi kcmmem,
I would say until your appointment try not to drive alone or have someone else drive you. You have good reason to be worried just stay safe. Let us know what you find out.
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Get checked for hyperreflexia and myoclonus try to see a neurologist or your GP right away. I hope your legs resolve on their own but don't wait with such a serious issue. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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lazylegs, I never did leg presses. I just felt like I did. The same day that this started, I climbed 4 flights of stairs. Now, 2 days later, my legs are so sore. My calves are so spasmed up that I cannot walk properly. If I had not had to, I would not have come to work. I have nothing for pain and my dr visit is not for 3 weeks. My old neurologist is 6 hours away. SHould I call him?
 

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Sorry I misread your post.

Contact your regular doctor and see if you can be seen earlier. If you get no satisfaction then contact your old neuro. Maybe your neuro could refer you to someone closer by. In my experience if one doctor phones another you will be seen much sooner. In the meantime try some heat and light massage to help with your spasms.

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Lazylegs
 

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I ended up going to the dr last week. My pain and weakness just continued to get worse. She said that it sounded like Rabdomylosis. I was put on rest and steroids to control the flair and pain medication with muscle relaxers. I have been on the meds for 4 days and I am beginning to feel better. I can at least walk and not look like I am cripple. You know, it was kind of an eye opener. I had people staring at me like I was deformed. People I did not even know were coming up to me asking me in a very rude tone "what's wrong with you?" My husband was helping me to walk up some stairs at a football game and people were stopping on the stairs to watch me. It was so embarrassing!!! He told me to ignore them and focus on getting up the steps. I sure hope that I am not one of those people who stares like that. I do not think that I am since my mom was handicapped and I am used to it. I guess if you are not old, or obviously deformed, people think that it is ok to make a specticle of you. Just because I am 24, does not mean I do not have feelings when people stare at me. Oh, well. Enough venting.
 

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Glad you are feeling somewhat better. Listen to your husband. You should feel so proud of yourself for going to the game, many of those people watching would have stayed home. Feel good that you went out and did something when rightfully so you could have just stayed in feeling upset and it would have been understandable. You sound very strong. Good luck with a quick recovery.:)
 

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Hi,

I am glad the meds are starting to work for you. New symptoms always throws me for a loop.

Like your husband said,"just ignore them." I have a handicapped daughter. I know how it is for people to stare as you walk by. I figure the people that stare are not worth my time and energy. I have found out that there is more caring people than the rude ones. We just don't notice the caring people, they are showing respect and compassion.

Take care and let us know how you are doing.

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