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Lactic burn or other pain?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 04, 2012 at 9:21 AM

The Question: What do you think is the cause of this pain and what can I do to prevent loss of sleep in the future?

The Background: I was up all night last night with some sort of difficult-to-define pain. I felt it mostly in my legs, and it wasn't muscle soreness, but more like an ache. An all-over ache that was worst in my legs, I think. I tried using my foam roller, which helped a little but now that I'm up and about my day, the pain is still there and no less pronounced.

I was also ridiculously hungry and had some tuna, which didn't satiate even after waiting an hour, so I had some miso soup* which actually did stop the hunger beast.

Been paleo for over a year but I fell off the paleo wagon the last 1-2 months due to travel and then gained weight, so now I'm trying to work it off with weight training and less carbs. Yesterday's workout was pretty intense (for me) I'd say, which is why I'm tempted to think that the ache is lactic in nature but have never felt anything so strongly before, nor so quickly (just a few hours) after a workout. Food-wise, I honestly probably didn't eat enough (in total) yesterday and would estimate my carbs were somewhere around 20-30g, when I used to maintain at around 80-100g, so I'm wondering if increased ketosis is somehow also responsible?

*I don't care whether or not miso soup is paleo. I rarely eat it and keep it in the house for nights like this, when I need a snack and I don't want to binge. /*Maybe the hunger was dehydration?

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That's really nice of you to answer and I do appreciate it, but it sounds a bit like a case of having a hammer so everything looks like a nail...

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on October 04, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Sounds a lot like fibromyalgia. That's what I have. Started as an ache that was the worst when I got up in the morning. But it never went away. Went to 10 different doctors, tested everything. Finally my current doctor diagnosed me in less than 5 min. The doctor will press on "trigger points" throughout your body. If they hurt, you have it. It's not fatal but it can be debilitating. Do some googling about it and if the pain doesn't go away in a few weeks, ask your doctor about it. If you ever want to talk more about fibromyalgia just let me know. I felt so lost and alone when I was first going through it.

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:11 PM

That's really nice of you to answer and I do appreciate it, but it sounds a bit like a case of having a hammer so everything looks like a nail...

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