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Achy legs anyone? Achy legs anyone?

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Unread 10-04-2007, 01:15 PM
Achy legs anyone?

Showme - $400 for "leggy things." Yikes! I willl go on the internet and research them. What would you call them?

Glad you clarified "don't push the floor" for the pedal pushers. I was doing just that!
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Unread 10-04-2007, 02:38 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I have been having the leg aches as well. Glad to here it goes away with time. I think I will add banana's and gatoraide to my grocery list. Thanks!
Unread 10-04-2007, 08:32 PM
Achy legs anyone?

Maggie, I'm not sure of the name of them. But they were nice.

Bikesister, yes the pains do go away. Add the gatorade and banana and see if that helps as well. It did wonders for me, along with keeping my legs elevated for longer periods. My legs are fine now. I remember something like this happening to me a few years ago when I was on a different blood pressure medicine. It had a dieretic in it. I loss most of my potassium / magnesium. I remember my legs ached and cramped like there was no tomorrow. They ended up having to give me potassium pills, but dr. later decided to just change the blood pressure medicine.

Take it easy.
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Unread 10-04-2007, 09:14 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I am 6 months after surgery, TAH/BSO and cervix no HRT. Some mornings it takes real effort to walk off the pain. Sometimes the pain can last all day.

Had the doppler ultrasound, happy to report all is well. Dr gave me ibuprofin 800mg as needed. Will begin BHRT in hopes that the pain will be relieved. I will also try BCGirl's remedy and walk more.
Unread 10-05-2007, 06:05 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I am almost 13 weeks post op (three months). The achy legs are sometimes unbearable. I have the same, dull, ache in my arms as well, and also my lower back. At night when I am resting the pain is at its worst. I am searching for answers through doctor visits and tests, xrays. No answers yet. I am not on HRT.
Unread 10-05-2007, 10:40 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I am 6 mos post op and understand the achy arms and legs, along with the lower back my shoulders also can feel very, very tight.

My dr gave me ibuprofin 800mg 3x a day as needed for pain. Some times that just doesn't help. I found that valerin helps to relax my muscles. I take he Wonder Lab brand (you can actually get a sample pack from them to try before you buy). 2 tabs every 3-4 hours usually does the trick, by the second - third dose I can actually feel some relief. If it's just about sleeping I take 3mg of Melatonin about 30-60 minutes before going to bed. I find it helps me...a lot!

Hope you find the relief that you are looking for.
Unread 10-06-2007, 02:50 PM
Achy legs anyone?

the leg things are called "compression boots"

I also have the achy legs and in the morning getting out of bed is hard! It is upsetting to see that some of you still have it 6 months out. What do your doctors say about it? I did not have this problem before surgery and am hoping it will not be a long term problem..
Unread 10-07-2007, 10:01 AM
Achy legs anyone?

Doodlebee- "compression boots" - what a great invention. I'm going to the internet wth that bit of info.

And I'm with you re. the achey legs. I think I've also developed "restless leg syndrome." First I cross my legs (at the ankles) and that's comfortable for about 2 minutes - then I cross them the opposite way. Ditto for the comfort level. Then I uncross them and lay them flat. Then I turn them in at the ankles, then out at the ankles. Then I slide my feet halfway up to my butt (in the Pap test position.) Well - you get the idea. Nothing sees comfortable for very long.

I'm not a pill taker so I would hate to think of taking lots of ibufrofin, etc. all day long. Hopefully this will go away soon.
Unread 10-12-2007, 08:28 AM
Achy legs anyone?

Lisaanne2: try if you can do it(even better if someone else can for you because of bending) warmed lotion with a bit of peppermint extract drops in it to massage in the legs. It feels great, and helps with some of the cramping feeling.
Unread 10-12-2007, 09:19 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I just started my 4th week from a VH and I had achy legs for about 3 1/2 weeks. After increasing my activity right at the 4th week they got better. Strectching was my key I think.

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