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is it this or that, why can't my doctor decide?

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  • Posted By: krisztina
  • August 17, 2007
  • 01:40 AM

:mad: ALS,possitive auto immune desease, but which one? as i wait, i am wasting away :(
I've been seeking and answers for many many many months, and thus far away and getting Our bits and fragments, it could be this it could be that, I even went as far is seeking out a psychiatric evaluation.
Here the facts:
Significant vitamin B12 deficiency
Elevated sed rate
ADA (not sure if this is what it is called, it is the one that shows inflammation is happening)
Enzymes that say my muscle tissue are degenerating

I have been screened for MS and lupus, both are negative
I was screened for MG that too was negative

I have muscle weakness in both legs and both arms, a tilt to my pelvis, loss of dexterity my fingers and toes. Skin sensations are intact with only some numbness in my pelvic region. Severe muscle spasms(I call them muscle cramps) and muscle twitches in various parts of my body.

I'm tired of it is this being told is this this one or that one or perhaps might be two or three different autoimmune diseases but we're certain is that it is an autoimmune disease.
I've researched the Internet to no avail. I really would appreciate some closure or some way to slow the progression. Please I am begging you to help because I have nowhere else to go.

Your immediate attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

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  • As you have a vitamin deficiency, have they looked at malabsorption problems of the gut?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 07:40 AM
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  • They are considering this is a neuromuscular disease
    krisztina 2 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 09:24 AM
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  • Severe B-12 deficiency can cause all of those symptoms, and eventually permanent nerve damage. I highly suggest you get yourself some sublingual B-12 tablets and use them immediately, also, you may want to ask your dr about possible injections. B-12 deficiency is actually fairly common, and is usually not diagnosed until a deficiency causes symptoms such as yours.
    JMM910 2 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 08:10 PM
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  • Severe B-12 deficiency can cause all of those symptoms, and eventually permanent nerve damage. I highly suggest you get yourself some sublingual B-12 tablets and use them immediately, also, you may want to ask your dr about possible injections. B-12 deficiency is actually fairly common, and is usually not diagnosed until a deficiency causes symptoms such as yours.If she is allergict o B complex, taking a supplement is only going to make her worrse off.She has to check for allergies.naet.com
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 08:16 PM
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