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For a long time now my calves often -- usually -- feel achy and heavy-feeling. Back in the days when I was able to take a nap, I would lay on the couch with my legs propped up and I would immediately feel a sensation like they were "draining" and getting "lighter". Something about that would always put me to sleep and my legs would feel better when I woke up.
They even feel this way in the middle of the night, and turning over onto my stomach seems to prompt the same sensation as propping them up.
I don't have any visible veins or swelling. The only "symptom" is how they feel. My calf muscles are tight, but stretching them doesn't really seem to help except at the moment I'm stretching. I'm not overweight. Standing (even in good shoes) does seem to make things worse -- along with making my knees ache.
My parents have both had blood clots after surgeries...I don't know if this could be related but I thought I'd throw it out there.
Any suggestions/thoughts/experiences anyone could share would be much appreciated.
Formerly New Mama to Henry, born August 2005 and Silas, born November 2010.