Sensation Of Cold Water Running Down Leg
Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:46 PM
Last year at times my heel & foot would feel suddenly hot. Recently, just the past 2-3 months, I get the sensation that cold water is running down the back of my right leg.
Then over the past 2 days I started having muscle spasms in my mid & upper back, a place where I don't normally experience spasm. It's so bad I can't raise my arm or turn my head.
I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced the sensation of warm or cold? Is this related to Dysautonomia or do I have to start thinking MS again?
Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:53 PM
Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:36 PM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:45 AM
The sensation of cold running down the leg can be a symptom of radiculopathy - a.k.a. sciatica. It is not related to dysautonomia or MS.
Though doctorquest may be right, and the cold water sensation is unrelated to dys., I will say that I get those cold water running down my leg sort of sensations too, and it's only been since the onset of POTS.
It's a strange feeling, isn't it? really like ice cubes dripping down your legs - I also notice that with me, when it happens (randomly) touching my legs will set off a new wave of sensations. Like, if I have jeans on and am walking, everytime the hem brushes my ankle I get waves of cold running down my feet.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:13 PM
Had to chime it...
Yes - I get that exact feeling! I told a Neurologist and she seemed uninterested (but then she seems unintereste in anything - looking for a new neurologist...?)
I have, in the past couple yers, have spasms in my mid back - very unexpectedly that can restrict movement for days. One thing that has helped is a sock with two tennis balls and I gently put it between my back and the wall and genly massage the flared spots. I also have a stryofoam roll you can buy from a PT cataloge and I carefully lay on it...
put the end at my tail bone and slowly roll down with my head resting on the roll. Making sure I have relaxed and pulled down my shoulders I place my hands on the ground with palms up. Just resting and tryint to release as I breath out. This helps some during the flares. They also seem to disappear as suddenly as they appeared - though it can take a while.
Just had to let you know...
Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:08 AM
Melanie thx for the suggestions, I hadn't thought of any of those but I especially like the tennis ball idea because we have several here in the house and I can try that right away. I miss talking with you, we should get together soon.
Alinvegas, yeah it's like really cold water running down the same part of my leg everytime.
Doctorguest, thx I will check into the sciatica angle as this isn't unreasonable to think and better than the possibility of MS.
I went to the doc today and he listened to my problems. He didn't really know what the cold/hot sensation was and suggested a neurologist consult down the line. As for the spasms he said I seem to be prone to them and gave me some medication to help me for the next few days and prescribed PT again. Good thing I like my last therapist, she taught me some good lower body mechanics.
I appreciate everyones help with this. Thx again.
Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:31 AM
As far as my legs, I get more of a sensation of spiders or a bug are scooting down them. I've been known to rip off a nightgown in 1.1 seconds, thinking a bug was running down my leg. Or legs. So it's not tingling, just spidery...gross...morganthebughater
Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:43 AM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:10 AM
your description of the soles of your feet - in coloration & sensation - sounds similar to what i have at times from neuropathy & blood pooling. i have no wisdom to offer for relief, but thought i'd say "me too".
Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:43 AM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:06 PM
I was thinking it might be a neuropathy sunnyfish, and at least I know it's not just me. Thanks. Sure does burn, and thankfully the spidery sensation isn't real often...yikes.
Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:20 PM
I get the buggy thing on my legs sometimes...
I also used to get, and I havn't gotten it lately, that somebody has put their hand on my leg....that's creepy.
And its not my hand...nor my cats paws!
Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:06 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:20 AM
That happened to just last week. I took Zoe out to dinner. I was wearing sandals and I kept reaching down to wipe the "water drips" off of my feet. It became so annoying that I started to look around for the cause, only to realize there was no cause. I chalked it up to another weird POTS experience. However, my hands and feet have been colder than usual and have been getting numb alot. Last week I didn't want to go swimming because it was so "cold", I was at the pool when I said that (then Jeff told me it was almost 100 F -- oops).