Weak legs

By Randy42 Latest Reply 2013-03-08 10:44:50 -0600
Started 2009-04-25 21:05:56 -0500

Hey there everyone. I been having this problem with my legs feeling a little tingling and weak. My doctor told me that this can be a normal affect from my disease. I'm a type 2 diabetic. I like doing my walks 3 times a week. I'm worried that this could get worse and I won't be able to go on my walks.
I have great circulation in my legs, my doctor had some test done for that reason. I am wondering what others in here have experience.

14 replies

lorider70 2013-03-08 10:44:50 -0600 Report

I am a type II since 1989. I have been "in control" from the beginning; but it didn't seem to stop the neuropathy from progressing to the point that I use a cane most of the time. I am retired; but work a little part time at our local school as a custodian and at work, where I always have an "aid" in my hands (broom, mop, floor scrubber etc) I don't have much of a problem; but unaided i couldn't walk to the end of my street. I also ride a motorcycle; but that may stop soon as I do not feel I can hold it up at stops or back it in and out of my garage. Not at all satisfied with any of these problems or the suggestions I have heard to help relieve it.

Sarguillo 2009-04-29 13:24:30 -0500 Report

Hey Randy, My legs are not the best in the world. Would not win any contest of any sort. But they are mine. My legs I have notice that from the mid calf down, they are slightly discollored. They are darker then the rest of my leg. I dont think I have that good of circulation going on there. My calfs themselves are well deleloped. I do get tingling in my feet from time to time and muscle spams in my feet. hope its not connected. Good luck with your legs.

highlandcitygirl 2009-04-28 22:17:07 -0500 Report

i have poly neuropathy i have all the problems you described and more. it is all over my body now and there is never any relief. have you had a test to see if you have nerve damage? you would have to see a neurologist for this test.

maryka48 2009-04-29 07:23:20 -0500 Report

Hi Randy,

I have the same problem,last June when I changed jobs and was on my feet for a complete 8 hr shift it got to the point I couldn't hardly walk my dr. did a test and found out I have diabetic neuropathy he says early stages, well let me tell you if that is early stages I hate to see what it's like when it get worse, I went through physical therapy for 6 months and tried antodyne treatments which did not help, my legs are weak all the time more so on my left side,I went back to work in mid December, it has been a really rough road since then my legs are weak andpainful most of the time and it's just not getting any better, I am a type 2 diabetic also, before all of this happen I was walking 2 miles per day, what seemed to help me somewhat is having a recumbent bike at home I road it 2x's daily and it has build some strengh in my legs not alot but some, Good luck trying to figure it out

Mary Kay

mamaoak 2009-04-26 13:01:15 -0500 Report

hi i had the same problem when i got out of hospital i did leg exersise and steches befor bed at night and it helps can sit very long though.and streches in the morning and before and after walking.

Randy42 2009-04-28 20:11:21 -0500 Report

Yeah I do the same kind of stretches befoe I start my walks. I'm jest so afraid that I'm not going to be able to do my walks because of this.

Wolfin2009 2009-04-26 11:00:42 -0500 Report

Hi Randy, I do have the same problem with it on my left side Leg and Arm Still not know but your comments nd other PPL's I learn some way as long as I'm sitting on elect. wheelchair

Randy42 2009-04-28 20:09:10 -0500 Report

I been having this problem standing or sitting. The big problem is also I don't have health insurance and my Doctor is only limited to what he can do. Because of the cost.

Antique-Dave 2009-04-26 10:28:53 -0500 Report

This last winter I was having a hard time sleeping at night with my legs twitching and tingling, my feet were cold all the time and could not hardly get them warm even with the inserts.

I would get these sharp pains like someone was sticking a needle through me at different times, made me jump. The funny thing is that once I started taking metamucil it stopped, I was taking liquid tylenol as it seemed to help and have not had a dose since then.

The numbness that I was starting to feel in my feet has improved although that may have something to do with the other vitamins and supplements.

Randy42 2009-04-28 20:05:51 -0500 Report

Yeah my feet would stay cold almost all winter long. I'll have to try that to see if that might help.

2009-04-25 22:30:15 -0500 Report

Hi Randy, It almost sounds like restless leg syndrome or the start of neuropathy. I have restless leg syndrome and it feels tingly and strange when it happens and it feels like you just need to move your legs. I also have problems with my legs when I'm sleeping called Periodic Leg Movement Syndrome. I'm not sure if that's related to the restless leg or not but I have seizure like activity with my legs when I'm sleeping.. Didn't know I had that until I went through a sleep study. I take seizure medication at bedtime now and it's under control. I still get the weak tingly feelings sometimes when I'm awake. My doctor attributes that to Restless leg and offered me medication but I declined as I already take enough medication. I told him if it gets worse we'll reconsider and he agreed.

Not sure if this is what's going on with you but thought I'd put it out there for you to research. :)


Randy42 2009-04-28 19:48:10 -0500 Report

Thank you Judy for your input. That's what some of my friends told me that it could restless leg. My doctor hasn't said anything about that so I don't know. So far it's not to bothersome and like you I'm taking enough meds as it is too. Thank you

2009-04-25 21:32:33 -0500 Report

Hi Randy. I have that problem in one leg but it's only when I'm lying down. My right leg starts to tingle then it goes completely numb. Feels like a thousand little needles are sticking me. I am curious too as to what this is. Like I said, it only happens when I am lying down. It doesn't bother me at all throughout the day. Start of neuropathy? I would like to know because it drives me crazy! Take care and good luck! Angie

Randy42 2009-04-28 19:41:03 -0500 Report

Yeah that does sound a little like what I'm having. But mine goes off and on throughout the day. When I'm in bed it doesn't bother me that much.