I have BAVD, moderate AR, AS, dilated ascending aorta and LVH. For the past two years I have been experiencing pain radiating down my left leg from my hip to my ankle while lying down. The pain is a deep throbbing ache. For the past 6 months this pain has become unbearable. I also noticed that my left leg falls asleep while sitting too long (more than ten minutes on hard chairs like the ones you find in a food court or even a kitchen chair.) At night when I am trying to sleep the pain keeps me awake. In addition to this pain my husband has noticed that my legs get very cold to the touch when I am lying down especially my left leg. My feet are also ice cold. Doesn't matter how many covers I have on me my legs remain cold though out the night. Is this related to BAVD. Does anyone have this problem. I have read that BAV is caused by a connective tissue disorder and that people with BAV also can have other problems like degenerative disc disease. I have had xrays down on my hip and knees, Nothing unusual was seen. Is this a symptom of CHF?
Should I be expressing my concern to my cardiologist? My GP wants to put me on antidepressants...says it will help with the pain. ???? Does she just think I am whacked out? Just curious if anyone has these same symptoms and have it diagnosed.
Please help...just want to get good night sleep....