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i woke up one day and my whole left leg was swollen.i ended up at the hospital a few hours later.i could barely move my leg.after blood tests and a cat scan they said i had rabdo with my creatin (spelled wrong i think) was runnin a little over 8(im not sure if that means 8000 or not).after two weeks,antibiotics,blood thinners,pain meds,and lots of fluid,a few sessions of dialysis because my kidneys almost shut down,they never did find a clot or any reason this happened. its been 3 months of constant mid grade pain in my foot and lower leg that does not seem too be getting any better.i had too fight too get gabapentin for the pain.most doctors act like im making this up because they never pin pointed a cause. this is very frustrating cause i cant walk right,i lay in bed most days cause staying off my foot is the one thing that eases the pain. doctors have been no help.i feel let down by the medical community. i read your post and mentiond the flexeril might help,so they wont let me try it because i mentioned it like im some drug seeking low life.im not sure who i can turn too for help.im sorry you wwere looking for help and imnot any help but just needed too get this off my chest cause im getting depressed and hopeless and dont know who too turn too. i hope you start to get better in time. take care

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Hi @upde72 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry you are going through this. It is never pleasant to feel like you can't find proper medical treatment for your needs.

Here are a couple of links that might be helpful. Rhabdomyolysis: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-exhaustion/multimedia/vid-20078262
Rhabdomyolysis – Management & Treatment: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21184-rhabdomyolysis#management-and-treatment

Have you reached out to Mayo Clinic to determine if you can be see there?