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Last 10 days I've been waking up with aching legs which

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For the last 10 days I've been waking up with aching legs which seems to have started when I bought a cat - feel slightly congested nasally. I'm not particularly fatigued but my leg muscles do ache. What could be causing / what solutions are there?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

how old are you?

are you male or female?

what medications are you taking?

have you been more physically active recently in the last 10 days? moving around more ? lifting more? chasing yoru cat more? this can cause achy legs.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi 27 and male. Been quite inactive as I'm between jobs. I've also felt a bit more tired during the day.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I see.

you should see your doctor and get blood test to check for electrolytes and thyroid hormone levels

you might benefit from more exercise and more activity to help strengthen your muscles

this could help your energy levels and help your achy legs.

if you are not drinking enough fluid or getting potassium in your system, this can cause muscle cramps and aches.

if you are drinking alcohol this can cause aches when you wake up.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would anaemia present in this fashion?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
anemia is low red blood cell levels

you can check your palms and under your eye lids.

if your palms are red and under your eye lids are red and you can see blood there, then most likely not anemic.

anemia can cause fatigue.

low iron can cause anemia.

anemia is more common in women as they loose blood and iron monthly in their period.