Welcome to Juvenation and thank you for sharing! I am sorry to hear you are in so much pain. Is the pain constant, or does it go away at all?
What I'm experiencing is a constant tightness in my calf muscles. Then when I walk, even a relatively short distance, the muscles get extremely rigid, hard, and swollen, and it becomes so bad that I have to stop walking. Even when I'm not walking long distances, my leg muscles seem very hard and often hurt. What is confusing to me is that it's not only pain (which would make me think it was neuropathy), it's that my muscles get extremely hard and big, like rocks.
I am getting a test for peripheral artery disease, but I don't think that's what it is. I just don't know what to do because this has been going on for at least 3 years and is getting worse, and I can't seem to get a diagnosis for it.
Anyway, thanks again for posting and keep on fighting the good fight!