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    Yesterday I began having my second episode of having problems walking. My legs hurt so bad and are so weak. Walking from the bed to the kitchen is such a painful ordeal. And since college has restarted for the semester, my kids are gone all day. I can't even really explain what's going on except that it started yesterday morning when my left ankle began to hurt and feel weak. Within an hour I couldn't walk on either leg without pain and the use of a cane. By last night I had my husband get out my wheelchair because it was so painful to walk to the bathroom. I called my pcp this am and after explaining to her what was going on and that it had happened before (right after Xmas) she referred me to a neuro. I'm really scared. The last time it happened I thought it was because of my medicine. But this is not my medicine. Nothing has changed since Wednesday when I was walking fine. Although the last time this happened it affected my arms and back too, this is the same pain. Problem is I can't get in to see the neuro until Feb 23rd. I'm hoping this will resolve itself in a few days like it did the last time but it still scares me to death. Has anyone ever had this happen?
    Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
    Lexapro-20 mg
    Ambien-as needed
    Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
    Valium-10 mg x2 per day
    Phenergan-1 at night
    Prelief w/everything
    Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

    Currents treatments that help somewhat:
    Heating pad
    Hot baths
    Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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    If you don't improve, you might try going to the ER --- in some instances they will call in a specialist to check you out. I hope you feel better quickly.

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      A Hermiated disc. can cause the problems you are having. Maybe that problem has returned. If you like working on a computer it might be wise to look at any side effects each of your meds might have. Just by chance I found out on of my meds could cause muscle & joint pain. If this keeps up I would go with Donna's advice. You have a long wait until you are able to see the Neurologist. So sorry, keep us informed. Hugs, Ziggy