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    At night I keep getting woken up by really sharp shooting pains in my, mostly, left calf but sometimes right one. It feels like it might be the muscle or maybe nerves I don't know but it really, really hurts. Like I wake up and try to move my foot and leg to get rid of it but every movement makes it worse. So I hold my leg in my hands and try massaging it but that doesn't help either. I have a very high pain threshold but this hurts like a mother****er, like gritting teeth trying not to cry out in pain. Kind of hard to judge how long it lasts as I'm usually half asleep but maybe no longer than a minute and usually happens around 5 or 6 am.

    Anyone know what this might be or how to stop it?
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    Try visiting your gp asap and asking them for scan in your legs. I had a similar issue in my knee in july where I felt sharp pains in my knee and once it was there, I couldn't get rid of it and had to just try and move my leg for it to go away. Since your pain is in your calf muscle, it might not be anything serious but it's much better to have it looked at.
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    At night I keep getting woken up by really sharp shooting pains in my, mostly, left calf but sometimes right one. It feels like it might be the muscle or maybe nerves I don't know but it really, really hurts. Like I wake up and try to move my foot and leg to get rid of it but every movement makes it worse. So I hold my leg in my hands and try massaging it but that doesn't help either. I have a very high pain threshold but this hurts like a mother****er, like gritting teeth trying not to cry out in pain. Kind of hard to judge how long it lasts as I'm usually half asleep but maybe no longer than a minute and usually happens around 5 or 6 am.

    Anyone know what this might be or how to stop it?
    Pain that wakes you up is a good reason to see your GP. I suggest you make an appointment.
    You might also like to try gentle stretching and a warm bath before bed along with making sure there's nothing that might strain your legs at night (tight covers, hanging them off the side of the bed etc).

    Good luck
 
 
 
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