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Pain in buttocks, arm numbness, tingling legs. Help

Am female, caucasian, 55 in Pacific NW. Noticed ringing in my left ear several months ago, but have since been tested and hearing not impaired. It has since subsided. Pain in left BUTT cheek started after a moderate ellyptical workout in mid-June. Pain constant, rainging from 1-8, but much worse during/after sleep. Wake up out of dead sleep with aching so severe, can t get back to sleep. Massage and chiropractic doesn t help. Even muscle relaxant - diazapam 2mg, doesn t completely get rid of it. Can sometimes worsen pain by putting pressure around L5 (which is severely degenerated, I am told) but doc doesn t believe this is the cause of the pain I m experiencing. We ve been unable to find a consistent trigger point to try corticosteroid injection. New symptom, Last few days have been waking with one of both arms going numb during sleep. Thought I was just sleeping wrong on one side, but last night both arms were affected sleeping on back. Woke up, shook them out and am fine. But this morning, pain in BUTT cheek is about 6, and leg down to toes is a bit tingly. FYI Been experiencing leg spasticity for last 15 years (noticed after onset menopause at 38). Mostly impedes sleep. Sometimes so severe (letf leg all the way up to groin) Feels like a vise applied around girdle. I hyperventilate and feel like am going to pass out, Only thing can do is walk it out. You can see the legs in both calves undulate involuntarily most days, regardless of whether am exercising, or sedentary. Get good hydration daily, but crave salt. Take magnesium and potassium supplements, but have avoided calcium since it seems to make the spasticity worse. Any help or recommendations appreciated. barbis
Thu, 19 Dec 2013
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Dear i will advice you to do these examination and then send me the result so i can determinate the right diagnose.Cervikal (neck) MRI, ENG of four extremities and B12 (blood test).Hope my advice will help you dont hesitate to contact me
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Pain in buttocks, arm numbness, tingling legs. Help

Dear i will advice you to do these examination and then send me the result so i can determinate the right diagnose.Cervikal (neck) MRI, ENG of four extremities and B12 (blood test).Hope my advice will help you dont hesitate to contact me