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Vibrating Leg Sensation

birdjaybbirdjay Posts: 1
I have continued leg sensation feeling as though there is a vibrator in both legs that often get to the point that I cannot rest in any position. It has grown worse as I age, now 78. I had polio at age four which paralyzed left leg and arm, however, as I reached the age of 10 I could walk without braces and use my left arm in certain ways. As a teenager I because stronger and learned to play piano and be active in many things. After marriage, and that was not the cause, I started, at age thirty, having problems with left leg and arm. I adjusted my lifestyle in many ways and now, basically home bound I am cursed with vibrating sensations in both legs. The doctor that was treated me, a general practitioner, has retired and I have not met my new 'assigned' doctor. I did go to a polio (dumb) specialist several years ago and he had interns examine me and had me walk down a hall. In the interview portion of the exam he continually asked me if my back hurt. I have been to many doctors over the years, not being able to find one that knows anything about "Post Polio Syndrome", this being in the Charlotte NC area. I've learn most of my current knowledge from reading items from Doctor Bruno, Loma Linda, California.
At this time, my physical condition is average for my age, use canes and a walker, have a powered chair to get around the house but the chair is too awkward going through doors. I do not believe it was my best choice.
Does anyone know of anything that can help the vibrating sensation in my legs other than Gabapinen which I am only taking 2 300mg capsules daily? HELP PLEASE as it is incapacitating me to the point that I cannot visit my children or grandkids nor do very little around the house!


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