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When I sit still and study for periods over 2-3 hours my legs feel colder than normal and I begin to pump my gastroc to get blood flow. I was wondering how common this was, and if I should wear compression pants or socks to help keep warm and also get the veins closed off?
 
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I like to walk around to "digest" information but when I sit still I can focus much better on things and am more productive.
I usually notice when exam time comes around a lot of people move their legs constantly when studying.
 

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Go see a doc bla bla derp derp.

I swear studying long hours does weird **** to you. I had fasiculations all around my body one point, and I was getting weird temperature sensations like someone spilling water on my arm at random times. My vision would randomly blur.

I went to a neurologist who diagnosed me with anxiety evoked hypersympathetic sensations. lel
 

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Go see a doc bla bla derp derp.

I swear studying long hours does weird **** to you. I had fasiculations all around my body one point, and I was getting weird temperature sensations like someone spilling water on my arm at random times. My vision would randomly blur.

I went to a neurologist who diagnosed me with anxiety evoked hypersympathetic sensations. lel
I'm also a member of the benign fasciculation while studying club.
 
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If you study long enough you start to hallucinate and become paranoid =)
 

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**** scared me man.

brb i have ALS, my life is over. brb i have MS getting on crazy drugs.

Doctor was like "You are why I regret doing neuro. Didn't know I have to deal with so many ***** like you."
I was like "Gee, thanks I guess. Well cya."
Jeez, that neurologist sounds like a ray of sunshine. Fortunately I had a professor warn my class about benign fasciculations during my first year neuro block so I didn't have the same impending doom feeling.
 
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What do you mean by your legs getting cold? Is it a feeling of numbness?
 
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No not numbness exactly, it feels like less blood flow that is probably why a lot of people pump their legs when sitting down and studying; I am sure most of you have seen what I am talking about.

...Fasiculations on the other hand happen from increased contractility of muscles, probably from coffee like Kahreek mentioned.
 

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I like to walk around to "digest" information but when I sit still I can focus much better on things and am more productive.
I usually notice when exam time comes around a lot of people move their legs constantly when studying.
Studies have shown better recall and test taking because of increased o2 to the brain. I would say I'm gonna try this on my next exam but I probably shake a lot anyway. Feels good. Lol
 
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Might as well take ginseng, ginger, and gingko biloba... wear sweatpants and sweatshirts with a beanie hat =)
 

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whenever i study, i do leg lifts that are imperceptible to the human eye. they're called hummingbirds.
 
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Same thing happens to me. I use these boots that I purchased on Amazon. They look ridiculous, but they make my feet feel so, so good... They saved me when I was cramming for the MCAT in the dead of winter. There are also heated socks or blankets you can get.
 

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Brain cancer.
 
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:love: Get one!! They make everything in life so much happier :) And they look so adorable when you carry them around in a cute purse.

Working on bothering the appropriate people into getting me one :D or two...or a pack of them
 
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How about buying a foot stool? Take the pressure off your thighs.
 

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I have felt that before and what I did was I massage my legs and get some menthol ointment until I felt am feeling a better.
 

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**** scared me man.

brb i have ALS, my life is over. brb i have MS getting on crazy drugs.

Doctor was like "You are why I regret doing neuro. Didn't know I have to deal with so many ****s like you."
I was like "Gee, thanks I guess. Well cya."
Give me this doctor's name, he will be a perfect referral for my anxious "oh my god I have *insert disease of the month*" pts.
 
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My last semester of undergrad I had a DVT from sitting for too long studying, granted I have a genetic mutation that I didn't find out about until the clot occurred. But even without the mutation I think its very unhealthy to be sitting for hours at a time.
 

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1. Are you wearing pants?
2. Is the AC on?
3. Buy a heated blanket/space heater
4. Don't sit so long, You'll get DVT like that kid ^

When I sit still and study for periods over 2-3 hours my legs feel colder than normal and I begin to pump my gastroc to get blood flow. I was wondering how common this was, and if I should wear compression pants or socks to help keep warm and also get the veins closed off?
 

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I got an under-desk bike first year-- it's basically just pedals. It might help you stay warm, plus while it's definitely not legit exercise, it burns more calories than sitting.
 
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You may need to get that checked out -- I am sure a lot of people on this forum can help you. Any takers??