I Have Meralgia Paresthetica

A Meralgia Paresthetica anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Meralgia Paresthetica. You're not alone. 37 People

    Meralgia Secondary To Laminectomy

    My story does not seem to be typical but the day after a discectomy at L4-L5 I experienced a pain in the lateral aspect of my left upper thigh. Since my laminectomy was on the left side I assumed there was a direct connection, but the pain was the worst I have ever had and I...
    Evenhanded Evenhanded
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    Finally, An Answer: I Have Merlagia Paresthetica

    Finally, an answer. After almost two years of a constant stream of visits from everything to pain management specialists to neurologists and chiropractors, I finally have an answer. I'm fairly certain I know what's wrong with me. But first, my story. It all began two years during...
    wllwrt4fd wllwrt4fd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2013

    I Could Write A Book (On Meralgia)

    After a hellish 12-month struggle with Meralgia Paresthetica, countless consultations with neurologists, exercise therapists, pain management specialists, and healers of all stripes I was able to recover full functionality of my right leg. Along the way I learned of natural (and...
    GodfreeY GodfreeY
    Apr 1, 2013

    Driving Me Nuts!

    this condition is so painful and such a nuisance to deal with on a daily basis...wth? anyone? ....anyone else be driven crazy by a damaged nerve??
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2012

    Constant Burning Pain

    Hello. I am happy to find somewhere to talk to people about my meralgia paresthetica if that is really what it is since no doctor I have been to can say for sure what all of this is. I have had this 20 months so far and it has been a very life ruining experience . I just woke...
    Constantburningpain Constantburningpain
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

    I Can't Believe I Have MP ....... I Need Help....

    May 2013 is when my nightmare began. The front of both my thighs felt like I was being stung by a million bees. Then the pain spread to the sides of my thighs. Clothes touching my skin make feel like some is burning my skin off. I went to the neurologist he said he thinks I have...
    breakingmedown breakingmedown
    36-40, F
    Sep 1, 2013

    I Want To Chop Off My Thigh

    I got diagnosed with Meralgia Paresthetica last year. The doctor gave me gabenpentin it worked but only lasted about 3 hours then I would have to take more , i was up to 3200 mgs. a day.. I lost 45 lbs. and I still had the numbness but the burning went away. I gained 25 lbs. back...
    coals coals
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2012

    I Probably M Suffrng Frm 'meralgia Paresthetica'.

    My name is khalid qureshi.I am a 24 yrs old male & i live in indore(India).I m suffrng frm a weird prblem since sm yrs.It mght seem qt illfounded 2ne 1.Whenevr,i wear ne thng other then my lowers(relaxing or exercising cmfrt wear),i feel hghly dis-oriented ,sick & weak.I suddnly...
    aryan271287 aryan271287
    22-25, M
    Oct 24, 2011

    There Is Some Research To State That Mp Is Linked To Hip Disorders

    Hi all, I and many of my web friends have hip disorders such as femoral acetabular impingement and very odd pain syndromes like meralgia parasthetica. We have been reseaching on the web and found this article: Meralgia Paresthetica and Femoral Acetabular Impingement: A ... www...
    diana52 diana52
    Jan 7, 2013

    I just got diagnosed with Meralgia Paresthetica

    yesterday and it was nothing but a shot through the heart. I was a healthy child for the most part, until I began reaching double digit years. Ever since then my body ha been going down hill. My back would always hurt, my knees would be in pain, and my hands would ache. By the...
    1nut3meg2 1nut3meg2
    22-25, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    I'm hoping my situation might help some others

    with MP! I have suffered from Meralgia Parasethica for many years. The cause of my MP has always been a mystery - until now. A few months ago, my symptoms started easing up considerably, and in recent months they have virtually disappeared, hopefully permanently! I have been...
    MPSufferer MPSufferer
    66-70, F
    Jan 28, 2015

    I have suffered from pain

    and sensation issues since I had a car accident in 2005 that caused me to no longer be able to work. I had a lot of testing and procedures done to me either to try to figure out what was wrong or to try to see if they could help the symptoms. My legs are the biggest problem and...
    AyuuGo AyuuGo
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    Twenty Years...

    I was in an auto accident in 1988. I broke my right kneecap and I always assumed that I tweaked something in my spine because as soon as my knee started to heal I started to notice a numbness and burning in my right thingh. It went all the way from the connection of the muscle at...
    orsonwelles orsonwelles
    6 Responses Jun 30, 2010

    Meralgia Paresthetica

    After losing a lot of weight I pinched my LCFN during a deep forward bend in yoga.
    GodfreeY GodfreeY
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    Here By Gods Hand

              I Was A Raging Alcoholic.  After Losing My Job With The Company That I Worked For The Last 27 Years, I Found My Self Living On An Income That Was One Fourth Of What I Was Accustomed To.  Due To My Age And On Going Health Problems It Was Impossible To Get A...
    jerryx jerryx
    Feb 22, 2011

    I was diagnosed with MP 6 years ago

    and have intermittent "flair-ups". During this current bout, I had an MRI that notes circumstances in my spine which also can cause numbness, stinging, and pain. The problems are mostly noted near my prior L5-S1 laminectomy/discectomy surgery from 1996.I feel the MP diagnosis...
    iminpainconstantly iminpainconstantly
    Sep 13, 2015

    In Pain Because Of Meralgia Paresthetica

    hello all. I am 22 and facing this painful and numb feeling for more than an year now. i was diagnosed as having meralgia parestheitica and the doctor had recommended me to lose weight but it really didn't help. i have been seeing various doctors and have been taking medicines...
    angel2305 angel2305
    26-30, F
    Sep 18, 2013

    I have meralgia puresthetica.

    Very painful . Looking to connect with people with the same thing for support
    nicolebo nicolebo
    51-55, F
    May 12, 2015

    Numbness & Pain

    Diabetes is taking a toll on my body and as a result of nerve damage I have this Meralgia Paresthetica and I never heard of it until I was diagnosed. I can honestly say the pain is unbearable at times and it feels like I have a porcupine wrapped around my left leg. I also have...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    It started many years ago (like 10) with a

    little area of numbness on my right outer thigh. It stayed stable for many years, pretty undiagnosed (my neurologist initially said I had probably had a "micro-trauma"). Than since a couple years it started to get worse, first the num area started expanding, then it started a...
    robyjoe robyjoe
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    I was diagnosed with MP

    after going through a string of Doctors who hadn't a clue what I was talking about. My first incident happened at night when I jumped out of bed screaming as I thought I had been stabbed in the thigh. After that it was a continuous series of different pains...tingling, burning...
    Ironman8 Ironman8
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    Meralgia paresthetica happened to me about 1

    month ago. The immediate apparent cause was a leather belt resting on the top of my right hip. The first attack was excruciating, and confined to my right hip. I wised up enough to switch to suspenders. This lessened the intensity, but the pain has now moved to both my hip...
    WSprings WSprings
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    Burning Up

    This condition is making me misrable. I can't go for a walk without this continous burning and numbness in my legs,butt and groin! Im sick of it already. I feel like a chronic complainer,that's I do is complain about pain. My husband deserve a gold metal for putting up with me...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2012

    I had severe numbness

    and tingling in my left thigh for many years, whenever I stood in one place, even briefly. That started over 30 years ago. The neurologist never could identify the source of the problem and never labeled it Meralgia Parasthetica. Suddenly after many years, it disappeared...
    FedUpWithMP FedUpWithMP
    66-70, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2013
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