Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia Paresthetica

Have had this before. Worse the past few days than ever before. Pain is UNBEARABLE in both thighs; can hardly walk tonight. Will not be staying in warm heated bed, but want to. No permanent fix and not much relief possible . I hate taking narcotic but must for some relief. Discouraged :( Just got new job & not sure I can do it physically .

Anyone else go through this?

11 Replies

  • Hi HippoChick888 im am so sorry you are going through this pain my friend.

    Many members are having the very same issues with work.

    I am sure other members will share their experiences with you.

    You are doing well to be in work so be proud of yourself.

    Good luck on your journey

    Sending hugs

  • Thank you Creativeness1. I appreciate the encouragement very much;) One day at a time is my goal. Have a beautiful day💐

  • Hello HippoChick888

    I thought I had enough to contend with having lots of additional conditions with Fibro & ME.

    Meralgia Paresthetica sounds like an incredibly painful condition.

    Have you ever been referred to a Pain Clinic by your GP?

    You have obviously been prescribed pain relief for a reason, so if you need it, you must take it.

    I genuinely hope that you are able to hold down your new job.

    Take care of yourself & good luck

    Lu xx

  • I really appreciate the kind words. Am challenged by no insurance coverage but working on that currently. Pain therapy would help so much. Take care. Having a place that ppl understand is really helpful ( this forum.) 🌻

  • Hi Hippochick888

    Sorry for a late reply..I never heard of this but the pain sounds very familiar to me. I had to give up a very physical job back in January..the pain in my upper legs is like STABBING. I have fibromyalgia M.e. and osteoarthritis in lower spine I only take paracetamol every 4 hours so I can get a bit of exercise..warm pool exercises..Pilates and a bit of walking. I tend to rest very often now..just to rest my legs. It has been so debilitating I sometimes use a walking stick. I do hope you get on ok with new gp has discouraged me doing physical jobs anymore..I'm only 44 so I want to go back to work. Hope you get some relief and take care x

  • Thank you for the encouragement . It means a lot to have friends who understand the challenges we face in this world of FM. Take care🌺

  • Hi - I haven't had this but have had patients who have. As you will know, it is an entrapment issue and there are numerous causes. TENS along with pregabalin helps but find yourself a good osteopath who can hopefully help with myofascial release etc. Hope you soon feel better xx

  • Thank you so much. I've have limited med care due to no insurance (I'm in US), but getting coverage is a work in progress. I am encouraged and appreciate your reply. Have a good week🌹

  • Hi HippoChick888

    I am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend and I sincerely hope that your pain eases soon for you. I have pasted below an excerpt from the *MayoClinic cache on this:

    *Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh.

    Tight clothing, obesity or weight gain, and pregnancy are common causes of meralgia paresthetica. However, meralgia paresthetica can also be due to local trauma or a disease, such as diabetes.

    In most cases, you can relieve meralgia paresthetica with conservative measures, such as wearing looser clothing. In severe cases, treatment may include medications to relieve discomfort or, rarely, surgery.

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you, Ken. You have given me some valuable information and I appreciate it. Take care 😊

  • Good luck my friend :)

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