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oh YES.......I can definitely relate to THIS!

My right outer thigh was going numb for years when standing for about 30 minutes. Then it became more frequent, couldn't stand for more than 3 minutes, and laying flat on my back with legs straight out also causes thigh to go numb.

I didn't think I had back problems until one day while climbing the stairs I felt pain all the way down my sciatic nerve. Nothing set it off. No accidents, no falling, no nothing.

To make a LONG story short, I had a microdiscectomy L5-S1 fifteen months later. Still had numb thigh. And I still do, but it is much better. It's a burning/numb outer right thigh from my hip to knee. I do not regret the surgery in any way, as I was having more problems than just paiin, such as both legs went weak, felt like I was dragging them all the time, muscle twitching, no ankle reflexes, big toe was weak, weird bug sensations up and down BOTH legs.

After surgery, just about everything is back to normal. But I do have reminders in one way or another that I've had back surgery. I still do have the numbness, but can walk for about 30 minutes without it going numb. I can stand for about 20 minutes or so.......sometimes it just depends. I can deal with it.

Are you overweight? I was. Last year I decided to get on the ball and do something about it. I lost 60 pounds, and have do admit that my back/leg does feel better.

Numb thigh could be due to a herniation in lower back. OR, if you are overweight, check out this condition: MERALGIA PARESTHETICA. I'm still not sure if my numb/burning thigh is due to back problems, or the Meralgia Paresthetica. Do a Google search on that word. I think you'll be interested.

Please let me know how you're doing.

Hope this helped alittle bit.

(oh, by the way, I have type II diabetes......Glucophage XR only). I don't think it's due to diabetes).

Sue