I'm trying not to let this work me up but since it's been going on all day, it's starting to get to me. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this same thing.
First of all, this is something I have experienced off and on for the past year. It seems to occur once or twice a month.
I woke up this morning and my legs felt fine. However, by mid-morning, my right leg calf started to feel like it was going to cramp up. Sort of like a charley horse is going to come on but never does. Once I start to move my leg around it stops. After I sit for a short while and then get up, I feel it again. There is no redness, swelling or heat.
Last month I had the same pain in the same leg, same spot. I also had it in my thigh and it also happens in my other leg at times. The leg that is bothering me today also gives me a slight ache in the buttock area when sitting.
My concern is possibly a blood clot because I have the blood disorder (Factor V Leiden). I'm a half carrier, I guess you call it. My father had a blood clot in his leg that moved into his lungs but luckily they were able to dissolve it in time.
The majority of me feels like this isn't a blood clot because it hurts each month at different times and my leg doesn't hurt to flex it or anything. But, there is another part of me that is starting to overtake the "reasoning" me and telling me to worry that it could be a blood clot. I just don't want this to consume my mind and turn into a major anxiety situation.
I was just at the doctor's office last week for a different pain issue I was having in my chest and upper back and I don't want to have to go there again for now another thing.
Has anyone experienced this sort of thing before and if so, what causes it? I'm wondering if it has anything to do with my monthly cycle. It is mid-month for me so my hormones are probably starting to change. I have experienced both legs doing this while on my period in the past.
I hope this makes sense.