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funny turn while out shopping, legs shaking badly then need for toilet !! weird.
Can not work this one out ! I sometimes suffer from what they have decided is ibs,and had been fairly uncomfortable since the day before.I was happily browsing when I noticed my legs were shaking,left more than right.I ignored it for half an hour or more than felt the need for the toilet (tmi now) I must have looked a bit strange because they let me use the staff one.On the toilet my legs shook violently for 15 mins and the bm was soft with loads of mucous and gunk.(sorry) I then felt a bit better but my legs still shook for another half an hour. Don't suppose it's connected but I've had coccyx pain last couple of weeks which I've never had before. It is very strange, anyone got any ideas?
Yes, tabby, had flexi-sigmoidoscopy around may time and all came back clear.I've had the mucous often but never the shaking for no reason.
narmada,what kind of nerve inflammation do you mean? i have been getting mild pins and needles and numbness in my "under-carriage" area if I sit leaning backwards and then this coccyx pain when I get up or sit like that(as in not bolt upright) again.
thanks for your answers. worried but not sure I need bother the gp.
Biwi, that's made me smile because it's exactly what I would think having read that!!! The reason is, I seem to always have something wrong with me, a pituitary problem, migraine , diarrhoea with mucous,wheat or gluten intolerance, the list is long enough already. Although , I did knock a few things off it when I had a hysterectomy and prolapse repairs before Christmas last year!!! All that and I'm not 40 yet.
It might be a vasovagal episode. You still need to see your GP though. I'm celiac and if I accidentally eat gluten I always get a vasovagal response first (shaky legs, racing heart, feeling faint etc) then after 20 mins or so stomach cramps and mad dash for the loo.
wig- not heard of that but it's possible.I suppose I'll have to drag myself to the gp and fill her in on my latest ailment. Thanks for the link-I'll do some more reading about it. I don't think I'll ever know if I'm celiac as I wasn't tested until I'd been gluten free for 5 months. Thank you.
Thanks for that, BIWI. I might just do that - but not tomorrow cos I'm really busy Actually, I haven't left the house for 2 days now as I feel quite weak and tired.Also, still having digestive problems with really bad cramps and diarrhea today.Not fun.
Could just be a bug? I have something similar at the minute. Aching pelvis/lower backache, cramps, mucousy diarhoea, shakes and feeling very cold/shivery and weak.
I also have coeliac disease (as well as other autoimmune conditions) and my first thought was gluten poisoning, but I'm certain I've not eaten anything that might have hidden gluten in, so concluding that's it's a viral/bacterial thing.
Given you have a record of stomach issues, I would get it checked out by the gp though.
When I mentioned nerve inflammation I had in mind sciatica-type issues - sometimes sciatica can make your legs go wobbly/ lose sensation. Not sure how that would affect your bowel tho.
The vasovagal thing sounds quite possible.
I would tell the doctor everything when you go, including about the coccyx pain. Maybe that being inflamed is causing other problems down below.
There is a very very rare condition called cauda equina syndrome which can present with pins and needles/ weakness in legs, back/ seat pain and numbness and bowel issues. I don't think it sounds like you have that BTW, but it is probably something that needs to be ruled out.
What's been going on in your life lately, any increased stress? The mucus does sound like UC. It may be that the intermittent nature of your episodes so far has led to the IBS diagnosis whereas in fact it's UC. Definitely worth a discussion with the GP and hopefully a referral.
Hi disabileighties, I was referred to colorectal who asked for the flexi-sig. The biopsies from that came back clear and I was told that rules out colitis and signed off. I wondered if I should have seen a gastroentlogist instead. Anyway, got an appointment for a week tomorrow with gp. If I'm feeling extreamly lucky I can ring at 8 am in the morning and I might get one for tomorrow , but that's a long shot!!! Thanks for your input.
Ps. Forgot to say - yes to stress. MIL living with us and waiting for her chemo to start for breast cancer, ds1 failed an AS level and kicked out of school, my dm had an accident last month and has fallen back into a depression. 3 dc back to school tomorrow , thankfully.
Managed to speak to a gp on the phone, what a waste of time. He wasn't interested in the shaking or toilet symptoms, just said that the coccyx pain was likely the result of a strained lower back and take some pain killers and apply heat. Pointless conversation. I'll keep the appointment with nice gp for next week .