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Muscle Pain and Dizziness

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,082
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in New Member Introductions

I turned 54 on 7 March.

In about Nov 2008 I began to have dizzy spells. It happened while laying in bed, and sometimes while I was standing. If I turned the wrong way (I don't know which way was wrong), the room would spin. Being in bed made it easy not to fall. It lasted about 2 weeks.

Immediately afterward, my inner thighs developed a tightening that was unbearable. A week later the outer thigh muscles began to hurt. It got to a point where I had to pull up on my left leg to get the car completely, or assist both legs when trying to put on my socks and shoes. I then began to feel a tightening in the muscles/tendons behind my knees. I could not squat down or bend my knees without pain in my legs.

Jan 4, 2009 I started changing some things. Instead of eating 700-900 in calories a day, I increased it to at least 1400 per day. I didn't realize how poor my diet was. I also started taking vitamins, and using the gazelle I bought 4 years ago to glide at least one mile a day, which actually burns about 140 calories. I have lost about 6 pounds since I began eating MORE and exercizing. After about 3-4 weeks, I began to feel pain across my shoulders.

I have the sensation of a knot in the center of my spine, between my shoulder blades, but there is nothing there: no swelling, no bumps, nothing. The pain is very sharp in both shoulders, and since mid Feb 2009, it has begun to work down past my elbow, into my lower ower arm. I now take two 200mg Ibprofen tablets twice a day to make the pain bearable. As long as I exercise the ache in my thighs has subsided a little, but then I don't know if it's exercize or the pills now.

Three days ago, the dizzy spells started again. It has happened at least once a day.

Has anyone exeperienced these symptoms back to back/simultaneous, or heard of it before?


  • Welcome to Spine-Health karensue. I can't comment on the dizziness, as I've never experienced that, but the pain in your back is very familiar to me - that pain is what made me take steps to find out about my cervical issues. My suggestion is that you see your doc and get an MRI. You could very well be having cervical problems. However, I'm not a doctor and these are just my opinions.

    Take care and keep us posted.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i do not have experience with your specific problem but we do have back pain in common ~X( good luck as you search for a diagnosis. :D Jenny :)
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  • Welcome to spine-health! have you had a mri of your neck or consulted with your physician? I've experienced some dizziness, but I have cervical issues. take care....m
  • hello,

    i'm a student,female,20yrs old. i always feel pain on my leg after rising from laying position...but the pain only occur only if i am laying on the floor...but the pain doesn't occur if i am laying on mattress or bed..

    when the pain occur, i can't move my leg easily and it take a while for it to relieve...

    what is the problem?

  • Do your dizzy spells only occur when you change position? Do the subside once you stay in the new position for a minute or two? From the way you describe it, I get the impression that is what's happening.

    Have you had the opportunity to see the doc yet?

    Degenerative changes in the spine can cause us to have issues seemingly almost simultaneously. Some may have been there already and just became exacerbated by the other or change of activity level.

    If you haven't seen a doc yet, I would strongly recommend writing down all your symptoms, from head to toe, what brings them on, what irritates them, what helps and what time of day or night they are better or worse.

    Welcome to Spine Health,

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