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Leg numbness/weakness

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  • Posted By: abjj10
  • November 1, 2006
  • 06:24 PM

I have had recurring, bilateral leg numbness for the past 18 months. Episodes of diminished leg strength have incresed from once or twice a month at onset to daily at present. I have had numerous tests done including blood test for Lupus, ALS, and Gout. Tests for MS, MD and Myositis have been negative. RA factors and ANA are also negative. Knee reflexes have been listed as +3 by all examining physicians. There are no symptoms or warning signs prior to an episode. I may be walking normally and lose step or drag a foot. Going up stairs is usually difficult, can sometimes require assistance or even cause some pain. It is nearly impossible for me to arise from a squatted position. Long periods of time sitting, standing still or lying down can increase the weakness/numbness. I would appreciate any feedback or thoughts.

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