I have been spending many sleepless nights lately. Shortly after I go to sleep, I am awakened by pain in my legs. The right leg is basically discomfort, but the left is painful. It is worse if I lie on my side. It almost feels like I'm pressing on a bruise. The pain usually lasts most of the night, but is non-existant during the day. Today it is present, but very mild. I have been experiencing nausea today, but I don't know if it's related.
Only a Dr can physically examine you, but from what I have gathered, the most obvious culprit would be sciatica. Sciatica can cause excruciating pain from the top of hips (lower back, even) right down the back of the legs affected. Are you taking any opioid pain relief? Withdrawal from opioid drugs can cause severe muscle aches in legs, but it's normally both legs. Pain can always cause nausea. The fact that it disappears during the day is strange, seems unlikely that you have ovoid femural heads as that would be worse when you're up and about. Just to help a little bit, take a dose of Magnesium, Potassium and B vitamins with evening meal or 2 hrs before bed, it will help prevent muscle spasms that might exacerbate the condition. I'd still see Dr, but you could also try Ginger, Chamomile and Peppermint tea before bed, plus Turmeric (you could purchase an extract, or simply put powder into capsules and include more in your food. Let me know how you get on, I may have some more ideas.
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