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Does anyone recognize these symptoms????

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  • Posted By: Aver123
  • April 12, 2008
  • 09:22 AM

My father, age 67, has had almost every test available to diagnose his bizarre symptoms. No one has figured it out yet...does anyone have any input on these symptoms?

Feels fine in A.M.-goes to work, etc. In evening: loss of muscle strength, falls, inability to climb stairs, muscle aches primarily in upper legs,etc. Symptoms come and go-can feel fine even after an hour or so after an episode. Has had these tests: blood tests, MRI, CAT scan, vascular tests-carotid cleaning as well-, all neurological tests, including screening for Parkinsons and MS.

Many thanks for any advice.

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  • It could be a thyroid problem...not as common among men but not uncommon among aging folks.....has he been tested for thyroid? As folks age it is not uncommon to find thryoid problems do you can see the symptoms your father is presenting...Blood work includes FT4, FT3, TSH and the antibodies for the autoimmune disease of the thryoid Graves disease and Hashimotos....thyroid problems are sometimes tricky to diagnose so an expert is best called an endocrinologist. also check cortisol (adrenal) after a day's work or other activity, the cortisol may wane.....GP can test this but endocrinologist is best...aslo has he been tested for diabetes (also endocrinologist).
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