Tired Heavy Legs


#1

Hello all

 

I wanted to ask  you a question about walking in general most days now when I walk I will get like a cramping type pain in my left leg it feels like the top of my thigh but seems to radiate down my leg.

I have to stop and rest and sometimes the pain goes and sometimes it stays It feels very uncomfortable and is like having concrete in your legs the more I try to overcome it the heavier and more tiresome it seems to go.Today it was both legs and it was only a short walk around the shops. I found I was walking a lot slower than normal and normal for me ain't quick at all.I can tell you that I am on 1mg of rasagiline and 8mg of Ropinirole prolonged release tablets. while I appreciate no one can give medical advice if anyone can advise me should I be on a higher dosage or something else as well fellow parkinsons can perhaps comment on there own experiences.Thanks in advance for your help............Paul


#2

hi Paul

 

I dont know what the answer is but you have just described my symptoms exactly. In fact its my worst symptoms of Parkinsons that and fatigue i am taking 125mg Sinemet 5 times a day and Entacapone 5 times  day. But not getting any relief. My symptoms are such that I have a wheelchair to go any distance.All the best Parkypete


#3

Do you have a Parkinsons nurse Paul? If so she should be your first port of call. I have been getting the same symptoms just lately. I stoop and shuffle and sometimes freeze in doorways, looking like a typical PD sufferer. I am not due to see nursie until August so I will probably have to speak to her on her telephone hotline. 


#4

Have you tried support socks/stockings? I don't wear them all the time but there are days when they help. You can get the mild ones they sell as flight socks in most chemists.


#5

Thank you for your help I will put in to practice all you have said yes I do agree pains in the legs are proballly the worst symptoms because when you have to stop and rest and things are nothing like they were mobility wise its a big wake up call that we are suffering from a life changing illness were as just as an example when your hands shake although part of the condition its just an annoyance rather than debilitating............Paul