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I have a question: i've looked everywhere for an answer; i've asked my Dr., several drs about it and they all think i'm nuts; my dad has the same problem, so perhaps it is a freak genetic thing...
When I have gas, sometimes I will get incredible pain in my legs, usually the right, and mostly from hip to knee... It feels like my leg is made of lead and is on fire, especially in the upper thigh and around the knee... Occasionally the pain will extend further down the leg past the knee, but most it is hip to knee...
Passing gas relieves the pain.
Sometimes it is completely unbearable.
It reminds me of a more way more intense version of the leg cramps (or growing pains) I used to get when I was a child.
I wonder if it is a nerve getting pinched in my spine or prehaps the siatica (pardon the butchered spelling) or something along those lines...
As I said, i've talked to my Dr. About it, and other drs too, and they have all said the same thing, that it is impossible... Well what the heck is causing the pain then... It only happens when I have gas (and not always) so it has to be related somehow...
Can anyone help explain this?
Thanks,
sheila :cry:
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replied November 15th, 2011
Gas, constipation and upper leg feel dumb when there is gas or c
I have the same problem but mine is in the left upper leg. When my lower left abdomen is in pain because i feel very constipated cause im unable to do BM and unable to pass gas my upper left leg or thigh is dumb.
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replied November 15th, 2011
Gas, constipation and upper leg feel dumb when there is gas or c
I have the same problem but mine is in the left upper leg. When my lower left abdomen is in pain because i feel very constipated cause im unable to do BM and unable to pass gas my upper left leg or thigh is dumb.
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replied November 9th, 2013
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My mother experiences gas related pains in her legs at times so bad it causes her to have a limp when she walks. It usually last a few days and tends to go away after she takes a good dump. I tend to have gas pains in my chest, back, neck, & shoulders. I usually belch and massage those out to relieve the pain. The pains can be very sharp at times and prevent movement. For me, changing the diet avoiding spicy & fatty foods has helped some, also exercise has helped work out the pain, but it is usually a slow sore process of moving that area getting started with the exercise.
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replied January 29th, 2014
Hi I Just came across this post as I wasa also restless because of the similar kind of pain. And whoever I try to explain, even doctors think its all in the mind. But I know it is not as for me also it happens due to Gas.

Have you find out the cause for the same or any remedy. I am crying out of pain, your inputs will be helpful.

Cheers,
A
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replied March 28th, 2014
No one is answering because they think we are nuts!
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replied July 22nd, 2014
Gas Pain is hell
I have experienced the same problem and It started in the year 2007. When I told this to Doctor that I feel this is happening because of Gas, He gave me a smile and asked to meet a orthopedic. The pain was unbearable. And i use to limp. Everyone in office asks me if I met with an accident and when I told them that this is happening because of Gas, they use to literally laugh. And that pain was moving from one leg to another or to lower back whenever i changed my position on bed.
I had suffered alot for these many years. Spent lots of money on blood tests and xRays. But everything was normal but it was tough to make a Doctor understand that it is happening because of Gas.

Allopathy could not help much. So I switched to Ayurved and Homeopathy.
A small change in habit and some Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medecines helped me alot.
I donot have that leg pain since long.

My advice is to consult a good homeopath or a Ayurvedic doctor. Avoid junk food and Coke.Avoid REFINED Flour Eat fibers, fruits.
Everynight you fill a COPPER juge with water and after getting up next morning without brushing your teeth drink at least 2 to 3 glass of water. Make this a habit and you will feel improvememnt. Let me know if it shows any improvement--
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replied December 26th, 2014
legs and intestinal gas
Thanks. I thought I was nuts! I'm trying Reiki treatments at the moment. I already drink a lot of water and eat the right foods. Where on earth does a person get a copper jug?
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replied January 11th, 2015
My daughter has had horrific leg pain since she was 2yo. She'll be 6 soon. I thought I had it figured out. I really want to know how to stop it from even happening... not just rub her legs until she expels all the pain causing gas! Her doc never thought anything of it, just give tums! Not looking to treat the symptoms, wanting to stop the cause. I'm tempted to do a food allergy test. Any thoughts? Btw... you aren't crazy, this pain is VERY real! A 2yo can't make it up!
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replied January 11th, 2015
We have terrible digestion in my family and I've always been gassy but it never gave me leg pain. I also have a sluggish lymph system and a chiropractor treats me periodically and works on pressure points to get the lymph moving. If I massage the legs with movements going upward toward my torso, like with your daughter, it relieves the pain for a while.

I have purchased a copper jug and will try the treatment recommended above but I wouldn't try that with a two-year old. Eliminating the gaseous condition is what we need. A good chiropractor can manipulate muscles to improve your digestive system but I left my wonderful chiropractor behind in another state and I can't find one here that is as talented.

Any doctor who thinks Tums is the answer should find another profession. I don't have food allergies that I know of. I recently did a juice cleanse that lasted five days. The leg pain disappeared because I wasn't eating solid food - just thick vegetable broths and juice. So I think the answer is in the lymph system moving well and eliminating the gas. I hope the copper jug will help.
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replied January 24th, 2015
Leg cramps and Gas
I can relate to this. I had similar/ same problems. My legs had severe cramps and its usually a week or 10 days before my menstrual cycle starts. I observed myself for a few months and found out that my salt intake is considerable higher during that time.
Now, I use an ayurvedic powder mixed in lukewarm water which relieves my pain and the gas. I use Lavan Bhaskar Churna 2 tablespoons at night, a product of Divya Pharmacy.
Or one can use Apple Cider Vinegar in luke warm water, let it cool down and drink it twice a day to find relief.
Good luck.
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replied January 24th, 2015
apple cider
How much apple cider? This sounds like a pH problem if an acid drink can cure it.
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replied January 26th, 2015
One teaspoon is sufficient. It seems to help.
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replied February 13th, 2015
ME TOO!
I just had a severe leg cramp in my upper inside leg and near the knee. It came suddenly and severe. I was almost in tears and scared. I could barely walk, but I felt like I needed to use the bathroom. I hobbled to the bathroom, in tears from leg pain. (NO other pain) ...and when I sat down, I moved my bowels and passed a lot of gas, and my pain was instantly gone! Soooooooooo weird. Weird enough that I couldn't wait to google it and found this! There is no other explanation! It came on severe and sudden and went away immediately after gas and bowel movement? I'm just glad it's over and I hope it doesn't return. I already eat healthy veggies, fiber, no dairy, all organic and drink herbal teas specifically to help digestions and liver. I have no idea how or why this happened suddenly tonight?
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replied February 23rd, 2015
Pains related to gas
Hey Guys, I had gone through the same problem lots of times. Anuragh has given many good suggestions. I am a big time follower of Ayurveda so tried to cure it myself as doctors only give painkillers which I am really not a fan of. What helped me big time is caraway seeds that you will find in any departmental store. You can also google about caraway seeds. Just take a very small amount every morning (empty stomach) with lukewarm water or make a quick tea and sip slowly when it's bit cooled down (do it until you are cured completely. Avoid any junk food, coke. Don't eat any gassy food at night as it will worsen the situation and will give you hard time sleeping, speacially don't eat rice in the dinner. Hope this helps !
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