For about a month now I've Been having really bad pain In my left leg. It starts In the thigh and radiates down. Some days are worse than others, and sometimes it even goes away for awhile. I got really sick with strep, and my leg didn't hurt the whole time I had it. Any idea what it is? And maybe how to get rid of it? Any thing would be great right now.
It could well be that there is pressure on your sciatic nerve. The fact that it radiates downward is an important clue. You feel it start in your thigh, but the pressure on the nerve starts in your lumbar spine where something like arthritis or a bulging disc is putting pressure on your nerve. You can see your Dr. for this, but you may get sent to a pain management Dr. or a rheumatologist. An MRI might be done and steroid injections may be offered. These injections can be very helpful. There may also be some physical therapy you can learn that will help you stay out of pain.
oogyandahalf; Could have been when you had Strep you were to busy to notice the leg pain, but they do use antidepressants and have found them very effective for many people be it phantom pain or a pinched nerve. such as Amitriptyline, or Cymbalta, or Lyrica and they have had pretty good luck with a couple other medications like Gabapentin or the generic Tegretol you should talk with your doctor there is no reason to have to put up with this
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