Pain in calf right leg

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Robin Mitchell, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Robin Mitchell

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    Hi everyone,

    Every so often (towards the evening) i get an extremely painful "electric shot" shooting up my leg from the lower back of calf to the top. It really hurts...there is no warning of it coming

    Just above the knee is slightly painful to

    Does this sound familiar to anyone???
    Thanks
     
  2. R!f@@

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    How old are you?
     
  3. magnet18

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    I've had an electric pain shoot from my neck to the base of my ear before, but never the leg...
    (and we on here actually know what an electric pain feels like ;))
     
  4. Wendy

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    I used to get those, my folks always called them growing pains.

    HOWEVER, take it to a doctor. As you live in the UK, there is no excuse not to.
     
  5. Robin Mitchell

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    im 18 years old
     
  6. Adjuster

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    I agree with Bill Marsden: you need to see a doctor. An electronics discussion forum is not a good source of medical information.
     
  7. TBayBoy

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    Ya your Dr. may prescribe Quinine tablets, thankfully I'm old enough to enjoy a good Gin and Tonic on the advice of my Dr. :)
     
  8. VoodooMojo

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    who is your Doctor?

    Dr McGillicuddy? :rolleyes:

    http://www.drmcgillicuddy.com/
     
  9. TBayBoy

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  10. someonesdad

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    So does this mean you visit the medical forums for advice on circuits? :p
     
  11. Wendy

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    Probably where to find good whiskey.
     
  12. strantor

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    I went through a 2 week phase a couple of years ago where I would experience electric shock feelings as I would dose off. the first time it happened, I felt a little unnerved; didn't know what happened; talked myself out of believing that I had been electrocuted in bed, and after about 30min of settling down, i started to fall off to sleep again, and right before I started dreaming it happened again. That time I couldn't deny it; I turned on the light and pulled my bed away from the wall, pulled all my sheets of, and verified that there were no wires contacting either me or my bed. Could not explain it. laid awake in bed all night getting zapped every 30 min or so (every time I start to doze off.) Went to the doctor (military doctor) in the morning who told me to drink more water. Tried drinking water and it didn't help. Every night for 2 weeks this happened. My supervisor called me in for a talk about my performance at work and warned me about the military's random drug test program. I did my own research and concluded that it was from stress. After 2 weeks it stopped just as suddenly as it started and I haven't had it happen since.
     
  13. MrChips

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    Unplug the power and see if the pain goes away.
     
  14. debjit625

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    Liquor store.;)
     
  15. magnet18

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    I had an electric jolt in my arm... probably had something to do with the 180V neon lead I touched :p
     
  16. SgtWookie

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    Muscle cramps can be caused due to low potassium levels. Eating a banana a day can help to keep the muscle cramps away - but if that doesn't help, see your doc.
     
  17. loosewire

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    You need to be talking to your parents,unless you have had an accident
    a young person need a reason to have serious pain.

    P.S. they have a study that says sitting will kill you.So I guess
    people need to get up from the computer and walk around.
     
  18. Wendy

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    Dude! You are getting better at this. I agree whole heartedly.
     
  19. R!f@@

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    Eating a banana helps to get rid of cramps....

    Cooool!!.oh ...honey....( I am calling my wife)
     
  20. magnet18

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    Don't think it helps with those...
     
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