Vitamin deficiency??? My legs are so tender to the touch!

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on 5/2/11 11:21 am - North Brookfield, MA

Just wondering if anyone else experiences this or could shed some light.
I have lost over 200 lbs but still have about 80 to go, I carry my weight in my rear end and legs mostly.
It seems that my legs are so sensitive compared to other folks, my BF has a Boston Terrier that loves to stand in my lap, I have to lift him off because it actually hurts. I bruise easily which I know is anemia probably but even to have my legs massaged hurts? I am also having some lower leg swelling sometimes that feels kind of achey... anyone else have this?

temporarynicole
on 5/2/11 11:37 am
OMG OMG OMG!! Finally someone else is talking about this! My mother had surgery and has dealt with CRAZY sensitive legs for years now. Even the lightest things hurt her. Mine are starting to go this direction too. I dont know if it's a deficiency. But Im thankful to know we are not alone. I'd love to know if you do get blood work done!

Only thing is - we don't have swelling really...
Surgery Date 1-29-09
Surgery Weight
317
Lowest Weight 175
Current Weight 195
Surgeon Goal
180
Personal Goal
165

Total lost since surgery 142 pounds!!
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on 5/2/11 12:15 pm - North Brookfield, MA
I hope someone has found out what it is and shares with us because it is kind of ridiculous.  Sometimes if I am touched  or pressed on it makes me yelp!  Other than Anemia I really am not sure what to attribute it to?
cajungirl
on 5/2/11 11:45 am
When were your last labs, Lisa?  Is it a tissue pain or a deep muscular pain?

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on 5/2/11 12:12 pm - North Brookfield, MA
Hi Dana, more tissue... my labs weren't bad at all.
newtintn
on 5/2/11 11:57 am - TN
 Im just one day shy of being 2 wks post op and I have the same issue, esp around the lower part of my calves. Doesnt hurt to walk or anything but to the touch they are very tender. I was actually going to post about this later today. Right now theyre not bothering me too much but this morning and last night they really hurt when I touched them or in the bed of my foot hit the other leg or something, OUCH!
         
 
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on 5/2/11 12:16 pm - North Brookfield, MA
Ugh, I know what you mean though... the silliest things make them hurt like hell!
berlyfly
on 5/2/11 12:13 pm - Boston, MA
 I'm 6 weeks out and from about 2 weeks out my shins have been so sore anytime I lay on my stomach on a soft bed they hurt and they hurt to touch its so weird
          
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on 5/2/11 12:18 pm - North Brookfield, MA
Interesting... you are very early out of surgery and I am 9 yrs post op...  lets hope we get some ideas on this thread. 
Jennifer M.
on 5/2/11 12:28 pm - NC
How interesting. I have had really sensitive legs for years. It hurts to just wash them, but it had nothing to do with my surgery. I think mine is actually getting a little better. I never thought anyone else had a problem...
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on 5/2/11 4:14 pm - North Brookfield, MA
Hmm seems as though we are not alone Jennifer...
kimtres
on 5/2/11 12:55 pm - Doha, Qatar
RNY on 04/16/11 with
I have had this for a few years now.  It's from my ankles up to my knees.  Sometimes just laying one leg on the other when lying in bed can cause my lower legs to hurt.  Since I'm just over two weeks post-op, I don't think it's related to the surgery, at least for me.  That said, I'd love to hear from others and see if there are any possible solutions out there.

PS - I was in ICU for two days after my surgery (intubation complications) and when the nurse tried to massage my lower legs, I had to tell her to stop it hurt so much.
    
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on 5/2/11 4:15 pm - North Brookfield, MA
Congrats on your recent surgery!  Let's see if anyone has any thoughts on this problem
Saphire Skies
on 5/2/11 2:17 pm
I have this, too.  My legs are most sensitive in the thigh area.  I also have restless leg syndrome.  I currently have a severe iron deficiency (my ferritin was 3.2 when last tested 3 wks ago).  My dr is waiting until my iron levels have gone back up to try to determine the cause of my leg pain.  If it doesn't go away when my iron is  back in range, she suspects I might have fibromyalgia.  I have other symptoms, as well.



     
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on 5/2/11 4:16 pm - North Brookfield, MA
Hi there, mine are more so in the thighs too but the calves are now on some days.
annachristine
on 5/2/11 3:54 pm
 I do! I have vein insufficency.It was finally diagnosed with a vein clinic with an ultrasound. If i have the problem REALLY bad and I wear my support hose it gets better. Sometimes I even sleep with mine. Try to keep from sitting in the same position too long. Also, elevating the legs releives some of the pressure. In addition, the lymph system sometimes does not move things through the same and the backup can cause tenderness. I have problems in upper leg and lower leg. ( I had it before surgery for several years and still have it after surgery. ) My ankles don't swell much, though.
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on 5/2/11 4:19 pm - North Brookfield, MA
annachristine, Thank you so much for your reply! There are two areas of possibility for me to look into.  I wonder if lymphatic massage might help?  So happy you found the source of it, and thanks for the info.
temporarynicole
on 5/2/11 4:23 pm
I've been told I have fibromyalgia as well - but I dont know. I dont like diagnosis that are process of elimination only....
Surgery Date 1-29-09
Surgery Weight
317
Lowest Weight 175
Current Weight 195
Surgeon Goal
180
Personal Goal
165

Total lost since surgery 142 pounds!!
newtintn
on 5/4/11 9:33 pm - TN
 there was a discussion about this on the main WLS forum yest...seems a LOT of people are having this issue and most are told its protein deficiency. I totally forgot to ask my dr about it today dern it...but last night mine were SO sore it hurt to scratch a bug bite i have on one of them. It seems to get better during the day when im up and moving but at night..omg its bad.
         
 
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on 5/5/11 7:19 am - North Brookfield, MA
Thank you so much for this reply, I looked up protein deficiency symptoms.... OMG, I have almost every single one! Time to wake up and get my protein in EVERY DAY!!!