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Avatar m tn I have been having intermittement muscle weakness and joint pain for about 2 months now. Have had a spinal tap (negative) and two MRIs - some lesions seen but neuro says they are "insignificant". MS has been ruled out. The only blood tests that have come back abnormal are for active epstein-barr, vitamin d deficiency (level is 10), thyroid underactive and cortisol underactive. I am extremely exhausted and anxious alot of the time.
Avatar n tn Hi Woody and welcome to the forum. I am glad to hear that your MRI is normal. I am sorry you are going through the symptoms of muscle weakness. I do hope that you are going to follow through with your primary care doctor and/or neurologist if this should continue. On a side note, muscle weakness is a perceived or true lack of muscle strength that can be felt generally from one limb, to all four limbs and can be one-sided or both sides.
1523516 tn?1330044257 Hi Guys, I had asked this question in the middle of another post so I wanted to be sure it was seen. Those of you diangosed with MS. Do you get muscle weakness? It's really starting to affect me. The muscles in my arms and legs get really weak, especially on my left side. It's hard to hold my hair dryer and fix my hair, getting harder to walk up steps, sometiems just across the room, etc. Some days are much better than others.
Avatar m tn Besides, MS can cause muscle weakness, so I would think that the muscle twitching could also go along with the weakness. Also, my sis-in-law had a normal EMG. If I were you, I would do the EMG. That will be able to rule other things out so that you will feel more comfortable knowing the twitching isn't caused from a fatal neuro disease. Good luck!
1830047 tn?1321667793 I know that nerve damage can also cause muscle weakness, but overall the weakness seen in MS is either from spinal cord damage or damage to the cerebellum.
1580309 tn?1296678197 The earliest symptoms are weakness and muscle atrophy. Others are muscle fasciculation , cramping, stiffness of affected muscles, muscle weakness affecting an arm or leg, and slurred and nasal speech. Symptoms of upper motor neuron involvement include tight and stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes including an overactive gag reflex and abnormal reflex called babinsky’s sign. Consult your doctor for considering this as your condition. Take care.
Avatar m tn I have extreme muscle weakness, lesions on white matter of brain (neuro specializing in MS said they were not "active" and were so spread out that if they were MS lesions, it is very early and not what is causing my symptoms. He has ordered additional lab work, include an ACE Level that was elevated. His opinion is "watchful waiting" for up to a year with repeated MRI scans to get a definitive diagnosis. What is your input?
968634 tn?1298324094 Anyway, my question is about muscle soreness. One of my main symptoms is left leg weakness. Most of the time I just know it's there, but not too much of a problem. But when I try to do more, like take a bike ride with my kids, walk a lot like at a fair, my leg becomes more tired & my muscles get sore. They don't cramp, but feel like they're on the verge. Then I do have trouble with normal everyday things like stairs, and being on my feet to do things around the house.
Avatar f tn The muscles in my face tremble after smiling alot. I have muscle weakness in my arms and legs and tremors in my hands. Sometimes I get tingling in my hands and feet. I have had MRIs that were negative. I had a muscle biopsy that was negative. My neurologist originally thought that I had myasthenia gravis but the tensilon test was negative. I had a spinal tap that was negative. I have been told that the spinal tap and MRI could be negative now and show something different later.
Avatar n tn I asked my MS neuro about the same thing. The finger numbness was because I had put pressure on my ulnar nerve (just resting on the mattress), and the leg numbness was more likely due to pinching off blood supply. All four extremities "wake up" after 10 minutes of lying flat, palms facing up (for me, anyway).
Avatar f tn Muscle twitches, spasms, parathesias, fatigue - no muscle weakness and no balance issues are all rather non-specific symptoms or lack of symptoms. Meaning, those symptoms can be attributed to many different diagnosis'. Most of us here (I am undx'd) have been through many assorted tests to rule out the MS mimics. If you look at the "health pages" on the top right side of the screen, there is a lot of really good information there.
Avatar n tn I saw a neuro dr which didnt think I had ALS since there were no signs of atrophy or muscle weakness. What could be going on? is it MS? I am really scarwd since it has been going on for so long and gotten mildly worse. I am a little comforted by the fact that I can still do day-to-day activities. It feels like a dense vibrating feeling in my calves and knees. The weakness is mild like I said but I need for it to be resolved. I am scared it could progess further.
Avatar f tn Your doctor should investigate you for multiple sclerosis since you have multiple neurological symptoms. MS is a chronic demyelinating disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs.
572651 tn?1530999357 When respiratory motor pathways are involved, respiratory muscle weakness frequently occurs. Although it is well established that weakness of the respiratory muscles produces a restrictive ventilatory defect, the degree of muscle weakness and pulmonary function are poorly related. Respiratory muscle weakness was observed in patients with normal or near normal pulmonary function. Expiratory muscle weakness is more prominent than inspiratory muscle weakness and may impair performance of coughing.
Avatar f tn For the past 6 mos. I have experienced, increased muscle weakness in my legs, starting in calves, moved to thighs and now is in my arms. My GP has done full blood work, urine & stool analysis & ruled out heart/circulatory and rheumatoid arthritis. The sharp, electrical type pain, I have in my legs arms and lower face are getting so bad, I now walk with a cane & climbing stairs, kneeling or getting up from a squatting position causes me to cry out.
Avatar n tn Be prepared to find something besides MS - an impingement of the spinal cord, for example, could cause your muscle weakness and spasticity. It wouldn't cause the lightheadedness and nausea, though.
Avatar n tn Hey Lisa, Muscle twitches or "fasciculations" are very common and usually benign. They can be the result of muscles being at rest after mild to strenuous activity or simply low calcium or magnesium levels in the body. Heavy metal poisoning is also a possibility though not very likely and you can be tested for this, along w/ many other vitamin deficiencies through bloodwork.
Avatar m tn Muscle twitches and spasms and anxiety can be symptoms of low magnesium, which may be a symptom of Lyme Disease. See this list at the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation: http://canlyme.com/lyme-basics/symptoms/ "Red lines on my body"...do you mean like stretch marks? Compare them to these photos of Bartonella striations: http://www.personalconsult.com/articles/activestriations.html I hope this will help.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from muscle pain and weakness for about three and one half years. I have had two MRI's and seen three neurologists. My large muscles, mostly my arms and legs are weak and feel "squeezed" at times. The pain can be unbearable at times. I currently take 1200mg of neurontin, 800 mg CoQ 10, 15 mg, meloxicam daily. I also have a cream used topically for the needle like pain I get in my toes. The weakness seems to have been stable for the past 6 months.
Avatar f tn One of my major symptoms is muscle weakness. I wish I knew more about what causes muscle weakness, as some days it isn't as bad as others. Anyhow, I don't think that most people understand that fibro & CFS patients can have this symptom. So I thought I would ask others here.... do you also have muscle weakness and if so... where ? I have it in both legs.
Avatar m tn Low vitamin d is associated with weakness and chronic fatigue so I assumed this was the cause. The muscle aches slowly faded away by June. The muscle weakness and fatigue are almost always there but every once in a while the symptoms will decrease for a week or so. Recently I've been experiencing a little bit more frequent reductions in symptoms. This month I was also found to have an unusually low testosterone level for my age which my doctor also thinks is likely causing my symptoms.
Avatar f tn m looking for a new doc and in the process of switching insurance due to my termination. I have some other things happening muscle weakness, dizziness, bladder sometimes, concentrating. I just want to know if this sounds like MS? Before I see my new doc.
Avatar f tn About one month ago, I developed parathesias in both hands and feet, followed by muscle weakness on the right side two weeks later. The muscle weakness is not a typical type of thing, as it like a dull aching pain in my neck, shoulder, arm, hand, and right leg. More like a burning fatigue type sensation. Not having any vision problems or any problems with clumsiness or decrease cognitive abilities.
Avatar f tn The symptoms you describe could be MS symptoms. It sounds as if the doctor isn't going through the steps needed for an MS diagnosis. MRI protocol for MS includes a 1.5T MRI and gadolinium contrast to find any new lesions that might have developed, as well as old ones. If you have brain atrophy, this would mean that you have old lesions that have since healed. The brain shrinks to fill in the hole left by the lesion.