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Severe Leg Pain

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gordiescotland1 | 18:44 Wed 03rd Mar 2021 | Body & Soul
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This pain at the top of my left leg is driving me mad. As well as my mother. Horrendous cramping pain directly opposite my groin on my thigh. I have had for weeks. Spoken to some GP twice on the Phone who is insistent the pain is coming from bulging discs from L5 and L6 an old MRI scan 9 months ago. She prescribed pregabalin I had to come off it. It sent me crazy. The only pain relief I can get is cocodamol 8 x 30/500mg a day. Anyway my mother thinks my speech is slurred on the phone in the morning. And yesterday my brother phoned me in the afternoon when I was half asleep and said my speech was slurred and told my mother. I have been taking 2 every 4 hours? Is that too much I was thinking every 6 hours perhaps spread them out. I took 2 at 530pm could take another 2 at 1130pm and that would get me through the night. I do like the feeling of euphoria you get to be honest. I am going to phone my regular GP tomorrow and insist on an examination I don't see how they can do decide this without one I personally think it is a blocked artery in my leg. I am seriously thinking about paying £500 to see a private vascular consultant for a consultation and a vascular ultrasound at a private clinic ??

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Is your leg the same warmth and colour as the other one. When you press the skin on your feet is the colour change equal? Do you have any calf pain, warmth or swelling.? What vascular problem do you think you have and wgy
I am not a doctor but the pain sounds more nerve related. You could try to increase the time between the pain relief. Are you having a drink as well?
4 hourly is ok as long as you only take 8 in 24 hrs
Even before I read down to "I personally think it is a blocked artery in my leg" the possibility of a DVT had occurred to me. It probably isn't but I suggest checking the symptoms listed here anyway, to see if yours match up:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt/
I agree totally with the thought's of calmk.

You have complained about this pain before and there is nothing in your past history or present symptoms to suggest an arterial or venous blockage.
This does sound a root nerve pain and we did explain that the pregablin would take time to work.

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