Claudication has become confusing to me. The discomfort I've felt with it since childhood has always been from walking or standing too long. It used to always start with the lower part of my back getting that "tight band" feeling then slowly leak into my legs. Always managed fine by sitting down for a while. But..isn't there always a but??
Now, I don't need to walk or stand for the tight band in my lower back OR in my legs. I just kind'a open my eyeballs in the morning and it's THERE. My legs feel like I've wrapped dental floss around the tops of them...you know that "cut off the circulation" feeling that just keeps getting worse the longer you squeeze it? My legs don't hurt as intensely as THAT...but it's the same kind of pain. The concerning part is that my legs feel weak...like I just got out of a real long soak in a hot tub. There's
obvious strength in my legs - they just "feel" weak.
This has been crappy like this for about two weeks now. I don't dare walk the grocery store because I'm scared to "start out" walking this bad. Hmmm...what would happen if I tried? Anybody know? Or relate?