Numbness, pain behind the knees and ankles

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Numbness, pain behind the knees and ankles

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Ok I am sure this has been posted before but with all the post its hard to find anything on the topic...I have been having a lot of pain from the knees down and was wondering if anyone else has this...

I went to the doctor and he has sent me for venous doppler (which came out great) and now is sending me for a arterial doppler. He initionally thought the vericose veins were the problem but thats not the case...now he is thinking I may have PAD (Peripheral artery disease). So I am wondering if there is any corolation in the two...

All I know is everything I have tried to control the horrible RLS/PLM has or doesnt work...I now have it so bad that just sitting in my chair during the day is hard...I wish there was more to help. :evil:
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wow, that's a good question, I've often wondered if my mother-in-law has it. She has had her veins done when she was younger and now they are making her nuts. I think it's rls and no one is catching on. But she's 85 and getting ornery, so i don't dare go there. If i upset her-her daughter'd rip a strip off me. She also had both those tests and one was normal but the other wasn't, can't remember which though. If i do i'll keep you in mind. Maybe whatever they say about her might be able to help you figure out your situation.
By the way nice bike! :mrgreen: 8)

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Hehehe :lol: thank you...thanks for your post....I am hoping they find something out soon...I am so tired of the horrible pain i go through while at work all day and then the nights of not sleeping...

I have actually had two sleep studies done and the results were I jerk every 6 minutes which in turn wakes my brain...so even though i appear to be sleeping my brain is waking up for every jerk i do...so needless to say I never make / or rarely make it rem sleep...so you can imagine the bags under the eyes at my ripe age of 46 :roll: This whole mess has been nothing but a roller coaster ride for me...I have tried drugs from valium, miripex, requip, Klonopin, Neurontin, Carlidopa/levodopa, and Depakote for years and none of them working...some of them actually made it worse. According to my hubby my jerks are from the waste down...when I feel it awake its mostly from the knee down...needless to say i walk around like a zombie for most of my day.. :twisted: But its been recently that the constant pain...previouse it was occasional pain when i became extremely tired but now its daily pain and makes me feel like a little ole lady...I gave up on it for several years due to the inability of the drugs but now time to try and get a some results again and hopefully the doctors wont give up on me either...Something has got to work...
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my personal story seems to be similar to your with the recurrent waking and lack of restorative sleep--bad plms.
I get the bone tire thing it's awful. Hope you find a way of alleviating your aches.

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Me too...thank you for the concern....I hate this disease....I sure wish they could find something to help us
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jrowley wrote:Ok I am sure this has been posted before but with all the post its hard to find anything on the topic...I have been having a lot of pain from the knees down and was wondering if anyone else has this...

I went to the doctor and he has sent me for venous doppler (which came out great) and now is sending me for a arterial doppler. He initionally thought the vericose veins were the problem but thats not the case...now he is thinking I may have PAD (Peripheral artery disease). So I am wondering if there is any corolation in the two...

All I know is everything I have tried to control the horrible RLS/PLM has or doesnt work...I now have it so bad that just sitting in my chair during the day is hard...I wish there was more to help. :evil:


It's very possible it's not the WED/RLS, but something else. It's so hard to separate symptoms when they affect a person so similarly.
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However I have had these test done once before about 6 years ago and everything was fine...so I'm half believing it will the case this time too...although I on one side hope there is an issue at least then I will have a reason for them to do further investigation and something that is treatable...unlike the RLS which everyone thinks your flipping crazy :roll: when you mention anything about it :evil:
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