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What causes burning legs while lying down? What can I do

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What causes burning legs while lying down? What can I do other than taking gabapentin that has awful side effects?


Burning sensation in legs is due to the nerve damage or neuropathy.

On lying down this may get worse due to the compression of the nerve root at your lower back.

Besides gabapenting, you can try lyrica, a new medication with much better side effect profile.

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