Legs turn to boards

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cardinal50, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. cardinal50

    cardinal50 New Member

    Hi,
    I have Fibromyalgia and I see a specialist for the 1st time the end of May. My regular doctor set that appointment up. I have been reading and reading and reading to try and understand what is going on with my body and why I am in so much pain all the time. But another concern I am having that I have not found in any of my reading is that, I walk about a mile a day. Half way through that walk it feels just like my legs turn to two boards, they become very stiff and start aching really bad. They almost feel like I am dragging them, like they are not part of me. I do manage to finish the walk, mostly because I have to get to my parked car, but I have to take quite a rest before I can finish. This has just started happening in the last two months. Can anyone share with me, it this part of Fibromyalgia? I guess I am a little worried maybe something else is going on too... I would appreciate any responses.
    Thank you for caring
    [This Message was Edited on 04/15/2006]
  2. rosemarie

    rosemarie Member

    When I walk it hurts, so I am not walking fast but as I keep on walking my knees start to feel like they have some thing that is causing great pressure on the inside of my knee cap and that hurts.Then my legs start in with this heavy feeling and they just keep getting heavy and walking becomes hard to do.

    My knees won't bend and my thighs are full of lead . It is a problem as I would like to walk but after walking for a while and having my legs hurt and feel like they are in some one else's control instead of mine and we are not on the same page. I have to sit down and rest, to the point that sitting still makes my legs ache so I have to lay down to get that feeling gone.

    I have decided that my knee's need to be oiled and fixed up as they are defective { Like brake shoes that you get new one;s put on that is what I need.} and it is not just the knee's that are defective it is my legs and hips .
    some where deep in my brain there is a short circit and the message is not getting to where it needs to go. I feel like I am walking like a pengquin or a duck as I waddle from side to side with these legs that are so stiff that they just don't bend anymore . I don't know why they feel like they do but I don't like it at all.
    Rosemarie
  3. cardinal50

    cardinal50 New Member

    Thank you for your responses, I don't want to say I am glad others have the same symtoms but is helps to understand this FHS better, My post should of read, Legs turn to Boards, I was not sure how to fix that,as I am still learning my way around this site
    What I can see from reading messages that this site is a very caring site and we all need that.
    Thank you again so much
    Anyone from Minnesota ??