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Slight burning sensation in my leg

MikeRC 14 3.6k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2016 2:51PM
Hi...... I wake up in the night with what I can only describe as a slight burning sensation in my left leg....trouble is I cannot then get back to sleep.
Usually in my lower leg calf / shin, but sometimes in my upper thigh, always in my left leg.
I've been to the doctors but he didn't know what is causing it and suggested I take some paracetamol , ...anybody have a similar problem or know what's causing it ?

.....appreciate your help....there isn't much that EPZ members don't know (Smile.....Mike

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davidburleson 13 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2016 3:04PM
I'd just like to mention, for legal reasons, we cannot allow any replies which suggest treatment (as we can be held liable). All we can recommend is for you to see your GP.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 599 England
24 Aug 2016 3:09PM
Sorry Mike, i don't know, but 'take some paracetamol' doesn't sound helpful either. It may mask the situation (I mean may or may not reduce the sensation if it's not a normal pain) which may need more specialist attention. Hopefully it's nothing serious.
sitan1 11 1.2k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2016 4:53PM
I've had a numb leg for around 2 years now, think it may be linked to back problems or trapped nerves, this could be a possibility
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2016 5:22PM
Typing the symptoms into google may be of some assistance for you?
danbrann 15 640 17
24 Aug 2016 5:31PM
I have a trapped nerve in my left leg and it is a constant burning stinging sensation. I would ask your doctor if you can have a scan or see a specialist.Hope it improves.
sherlob Plus
13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2016 5:53PM
A second opinion sounds like it might be a good idea. Perhaps this may be of interest:

Meralgia Psaraesthetica
Tianshi_angie 4 2.7k England
24 Aug 2016 6:27PM
Ask for an X-ray - this would give a good idea of things that may be physically wrong. Is your position in bed always the same when tthe sensation arises? If so that may give you some ways to solve the problem.
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
24 Aug 2016 8:36PM
It could be a lot of things or nothing at all, I`d go back and see the doc.
StrayCat 15 19.1k 3 Canada
24 Aug 2016 9:22PM

Quote:All we can recommend is for you to see your GP.

Can you be held responsible for that?Wink
StrayCat 15 19.1k 3 Canada
24 Aug 2016 9:24PM
Seriously, I go to the Mayo Clinic's site whenever I have health questions, and I've always been able to find the answer.
RoyBoy 15 303 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2016 8:59AM
Just a thought. Are you taking statins to reduce cholesterol? I know from experience that this can sometimes lead to pain in limbs occurring during the night.
FabioKeiner 6 111 Austria
25 Aug 2016 9:09AM
in good merry-old-englamd times, the surgeon used to chop off the limb with a clear cut or blow of the hangman's axe Smile)
then sealing the stump with putting it into boiling oil.
if people survived, they felt like new-born babies for the rest of their lifes Smile)
seriously, it could be all and everything (maybe the famous 'restless legs syyndrome'): google for symptoms and try another doctor.
keithh 16 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Aug 2016 3:11PM
A little bit of dodgy internet history there. Wink
themak 6 1.0k Scotland
25 Aug 2016 3:30PM
I expect they used the headsman's rope for a tourniquet.

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