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Question: Pin Prick Sensation in both Thighs and Leg Buckling


 amber44442003 - Sun May 03, 2009 7:52 am

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia last year and Sacro-illiitis this year. I have been exercising (elliptical machine, treadmill, pilates, stretching) for the past year steadily to 1. lose weight and 2. fight the fatigue of Fibromyalgia. I work out 4-6 times per week for 1 & 1/2 hours. Over the past month my upper thighs have pin prick sensations and over the past month when I am using the elliptical machine my left leg will buckle out from under me (usually two or three times during the 65 minute workout). I lose muscle control for a minute or two and then it comes back. Are these symptoms related to Fibromyalgia or to Sacro-Illiitis - or both? Should I be checked for some other possible underlying disease like Muscular Sclorosis? I have imbalance when walking regularly and trip over things or walk into walls, etc. Please advise. Thank you.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:11 pm

User avatar Hello,
Have your physician check the lumbar spine with clinical exam and MRI to rule out compression of neural tissue in the spine.

Multiple sclerosis may increase symptoms when the body is heated up. Have a dilated eye exam done and see a neurologist who can do a complete history and physical focusing on the nervous system and perhaps MRI of brain. This will help determine if do or do not have MS.

Take care.

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