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Suggest Treatment For Severe Muscle Pain

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: I have severe pain in thigh muscle and becomes worse was soon as I lie down can walk ok it is not siatica currently in Dodge City and going to Oklaholma city am Australian visiting on holidays
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Carnitine deficiency / Low calcium and vitamin D levels

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

I agree with you that this is not sciatica as you can walk without pain.
The symptoms suggest L carnitine,calcium / vitamin D deficiency or electrolyte imbalance.Both of these conditions can cause pain in muscle at rest.

I would suggest you to take carnitine and calcium / vitamin D supplements.Energy drinks having adequate amount of electrolytes can relieve the pain.
Compression bandage around the thighs during sleep can help.

I hope you do not have fever or any other complaints.

If symptoms do not improve,you should consult a doctor and get necessary investigations done.L carnitine and electrolyte levels can be checked in blood.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

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Brief Answer: Carnitine deficiency / Low calcium and vitamin D levels Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting the question. I have gone through your medical history in detail. I agree with you that this is not sciatica as you can walk without pain. The symptoms suggest L carnitine,calcium / vitamin D deficiency or electrolyte imbalance.Both of these conditions can cause pain in muscle at rest. I would suggest you to take carnitine and calcium / vitamin D supplements.Energy drinks having adequate amount of electrolytes can relieve the pain. Compression bandage around the thighs during sleep can help. I hope you do not have fever or any other complaints. If symptoms do not improve,you should consult a doctor and get necessary investigations done.L carnitine and electrolyte levels can be checked in blood. I hope the answer was useful. Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have. Thank you. Kind regards.