One morning last month I was rudely awakened by a severe left calf leg cramp. The kind where it turns hard as a basketball and you don't know whether its best to writhe in pain or force movement. (I later learned forcing movement is the way to get rid of it fastest) Then I was reading this site and one member mentioned he rid himself of these by drinking tonic water. I used to do that. It used to work~ I don't know why I forgot, but it did not work this time. It did not alleviate any pain. There is no bump, no red mark, no streak. Just a deep, deep dull ache, about 2" behind the back of the knee down the calf, very -very deep inside. I called my GP and she said if I felt any increase in pain, movement in placement of pain, redness or bump she placed an order at the hospital for a doppler on that leg. Has anyone had a clot start out and behave that way? It's been a total of almost 4 weeks. Pain is higher after treadmill for about 2-3 hours. My GP said to take the speed down to 3.0 mph, which is a medium stroll for my short legs. But I still had increased pain in that exact place. It goes down to a dull ache by the end of a normal day. Every time Ihave had a clot, it was already too late. I have never had one dissolved or taken care of before it becomes an emergency. Usually a stroke. Any input of how your clot started and how you knew it was there would be appreciaed. No temperature. Terrible heat wave. 94 degree F. today. So it's an inside day.
Thanks in advance.