I am worried about strange, sharp, stabbing pains that I have been getting in my legs(mostly the right shin area)for the last couple of months or so. It feels like a little leprachaun is stabbing my shin with a dagger. It happens suddenly and might give me a start, either while sitting or lying down but occasionally while standing.
It seems to be worse after a lot of exercise. It might happen three or four times in an evening and then stop for a week.
I am very active, hiking or working out at the gym every day. I am at a sensible weight for my height. My father HAS had varicose veins.
I am on birth control.
I am pretty worried and assume that a doctor's office should be my next stop, though I am hesitant as I have little faith in allopathic medecine and am also new to the city I live in right now.