Week legs

Hi . I know this cooler weather is hard on us. However this year seems worse and the winter hasn't even started yet. Dreading the cold. It seems to me that legs are week. Not as strong as they used to. I'm hoping this isn't a sign of something going wrong. I've had fibro for many years now . Yet my legs only got week when I walked too far. Now it seems it don't matter. All I can take is a few steps and they start getting week. If any of you have any ideas as to what 8th be happening I'd really like your input. Otherwise I'm going ΓΎo have to go to the Dr.and that isn't something I want to do. Hope all of you are faring well. Your fibro friend. Be well.

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  • Yea but that's our seasons and I love them . But not when they bring hardship , If you legs are hurting massage them with a good cream or baby oil Other than that get some good medication to help with the pain Good luck xx

  • Hi Countrygal. Just curious, when you say weak, do you mean like a heavy led-like feeling? or a feeling like your legs have run a marathon and just no energy left in them?

  • Sometimes it feels like a vicious circle. We get weak legs so we don't walk as far, then our legs lose muscle tone, and feel weak and so it goes on.

    I don't know the answer but try to keep as mobile as you can as it will help your circulation and avoid muscle weakness.

    I am in the same position and wondering if one of those bicycle things you can do whilst in a chair will help.


  • I've tried that and it made it worse for me. As it tired my legs out after a few minutes.

  • Yes I feel like I have run a marathon. That's when the week nest starts.not so much as pain but week as in hard to walk as they feel like rubber.

  • Hey I have some idea of how that feels - except my turn like that starts with severe burning right at the base of my spine. I have to have prednisone when it gets like that. I realise it can get depressing but I truly think a visit to your Dr about it would be a good idea. I hope you have a sympathetic GP who understands FM?

  • Strange isn't it something our fibro friend seems to give us this time if year especially. I think we tend to stiffen up and ache so are not so active and as bluebell99 says it is a vicious circle. If you start to lose any bladder control at all it might be wise to grit your teeth and go to your GP. I know we all hate it but sometimes needs must. Take care.x

  • Hi country gal - as we aren't docs we can only advise as to what we have/are experiencing you really need to get to docs - I understand how you feel I hate going to as you always end up either having something else or once you start going you don't seem to stop.

    Weather forcast for tomorrow is going to be the coldest night for us -7/8 so keep warm. πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

  • For us tonight we are supposed to go to -11 Celsius. As I'm in Alberta Canada. Very chilly.

  • Wowser I know Canada can be a very cold place - girl I used to work with many years ago went over there for 12 months and it was December time her letters to me were along the lines of it's freezing over here (I've left the swearing out) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ anyway she ended staying there married a Canadian and had two boys - last I heard she had breast cancer and was recovering but as I've moved about etc her address has gotten lost in the moves.

    It wasn't as cold as predicted but they have said it could be colder than last night - we had thick frost this morning poor plants were wilting - I wrapped up well when walking the dog - I don't envy you in the slightest although I've always wanted to visit Canada - the Canadian rockies etc. Keep warm πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  • Yes here in Edmonton Alberta which is central we can dip down to -35 c in a really bad winter. On average we reach down to about -20c

  • We've thick heavy frost this morning but it's supposed to warm up later today and then by weekend more cold nights brrrr - don't mind walking Bob the dog on these days as it's lovely and brisk out - don't like walking him in the rain as you just get soaked ad don't like it too hot either during the summer I make sure I get him out before it starts to get too hot (not that we get many of them that is πŸ˜‚)

    Just realised that I didn't welcome you to our friendly forum - you will find we have lots of friendly Fibro peeps and others who have painful conditions too - if you ever feel down we are all here to support you and admin peeps are great and will help you with queries you may have. Hope you are warm and well. Take care πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  • WOW!!! Minus 11 deg Celsius?!! Gee I thought we were in trouble here when the roof temp got down to 0deg one night! 😱😱😱. How do you cope?!

  • Hi Country-gal It looks like this is your first post since joining, so i would firstly like to welcome you to our wonderful forum. I'm sure you will come to love it as we all do. It really helps to be able to interact with others that are going through or been through the same experiences as yourself.

    Please do go and check out the Mother Site fmauk.org Where you will find lots of useful

    Information and links. If you subscribe to emails you will get all the latest news on Fibro

    I think many of us do get week legs, I know mine comes on out of the blue and I could just feel like collapsing in a heap on the floor and its horrible, but if this is a new symptom or a change in this symptom you have, its always best to get it checked out, as others have already advised. The thing is, it may not be a fibro thing and could well be something much more serious and its more (diseases that affects the brain and spinal cord causing weakness, coordination, balance difficulties, and other problems), are other causes for muscle weakness that can occur in the legs, so as much as you don't like going to the doctors, on this occasion I would say it would be a good idea to make the trip.

    P eace, luv n light

    Jan x

    PS. Just a reminder to keep safe on the internet, its good to lock your posts. Here is a link with simple instructions on how to do it


  • I don't know about other people on this site but if I see my GP about what I believe could be a new problem he writes it off as fibromyalgia without much investigation. It took several weeks of perseverance to get the diagnosis of lymphoedema in both legs and both arms.

    Coping with both diagnoses is difficult and stressful. I'm 51 and have to rely on my mum to help me get dressed and undressed as I have to wear constricting stockings which I can't do alone. My mobility is greatly reduced. My trousers have to be extra wide legged because of all the fluid I retain. My weight has rocketed.

    The pain has doubled. I don't know how I would manage without my parents, my sons and my rise and recline chair!

    Sorry. That sounds like a real winge. When I started I just wanted to advise people to not let their doctor write any new pain or problem as fibro without checking it out first.

  • Yes I too have lymphodemeia. It is a very painful condition. I wear compression socks for that and it helps.

  • Hi I made an appointment to see the Dr. tomorrow. I will let everyone know what he says. I have to get blood tests done anyways as I'm also a insulin dependent diabetic. This I'm new at. Just found out in June. What a scare that was. But I'm doing well with it so not worried.

  • Hello country-gal I was wondering if you have any physio input or maybe access to hydrotherapy? my legs are the worst of my fibro most days but I do have a gentle muscle workout from a physio and I will go later today to hydro, I meet people there who have fibro and ME, its not a swimming club just a hot pool for tired limbs and its wonderful>

  • Hi, i too find it difficult, when the weather gets cold, i find a nice blanket on my legs whilst in my home watching tv or on computer helps. i get very very cold thighs and knees. Long johns also helpful, not very sexy though lol

  • Lol no it wouldn't be sexy but oh well . Better to be warm then sexy sometimes. I do fund having a sense of humor helps with this illness.

  • Hi Country-gal

    I am so genuinely sorry to read this and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thanks

  • Good luck my friend.

  • OK I'm going to the Dr. tomorrow .wow I'm learning how to work this site. I just posted to each individual. Then I discovered this at the end . Hahaha ha. Oh well. OK I do find that having a sense of humor with this illness helps a lot. Yes legs feel like jelly and hard to rain standing on them. Our weather tonight is going to be a bit cool we are dipping down to -11 Celsius. I am in Alberta Canada. We get dry cold winter here. Lots of snow but our smears are lush and green love our summers. However the heat makes me feel like I'm melting. Lol. I I have a few health problems other then fibro.I have in June found out I'm a diabetic thus I'm on insulin now but doing well. I also have lymphodemia.iny legs. I wear compression socks for that and it helps.I also have optical neritis and am loosing my colors Dr's say I will be color blind or color fade not sure yet. So far it's color fade as I have noticed my colors are dull. Well I don't want to depress anyone . I am dealing well with it all. It's just thisiserable fibro I can't seem to get under control.makes frustrated sometimes. Thanks for your input on everything and will let you know what the Dr says. Your pal Country gal

  • It is very cold here in the UK tonight as well. We have a severe frost where I live. Please take care of yourself my friend and keep us updated on how you get on with the doctor.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


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