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muscle spasms,rigidity,bad balance..... please help!!

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  • Posted By: lornamac
  • October 3, 2007
  • 04:51 PM

im 32 and come from glasgow.over the years i have had numerous neurological symptoms.... bad balance/coordiantoion difficulties,gait problems, very sore mucles all over.. arms,legs and back. so far doctors cannot diagnose me and i am at the end of my patience with them. i walk into things all the time,trip over everything and anything and do not like touch or any kind of stimuli. even things like brushing my hair . since june the muscle spams have become worse to the point whre i cannot move anything apart from eyes. it lasts for a good few hours at a time and is occuring nearly every day. have had normal mri without contrast and lumbur puncture which i was told was normal although they cannot tell me why the csf wouldnt flow well at all.

reflexes i have been told are very brisk and my movements are extremely jerky. cannot do finger to nose testing or heel to shin testing nor walk in a straight line. also had magnesium tested which is extremely low but nobody knows why. please help! thanks xxxxxxlove lorna xxxxxx

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  • Hi,Have you seen a neurologist? I am thinking that you have, but have you thought of seeing another neuro doctor for another opinion? How about complete blood work up? Good luck and I hope you can get a proper diagnosis. Take care,Kacklebird (I'm new to this group)
    kacklebird 6 Replies
    • October 4, 2007
    • 02:00 AM
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  • tetany (thttp://www.bartleby.com/images/pronunciation/ebreve.gift´http://www.bartleby.com/images/pronunciation/schwa.gifnhttp://www.bartleby.com/images/pronunciation/emacr.gif) (KEY) , condition of mineral imbalance in the body that results in severe muscle spasms. Tetany occurs when the concentration of calcium ions (Ca++) in extracellular fluids such as plasma falls below normal. The nervous system becomes increasingly excitable, and nerves discharge spontaneously, sending impulses to skeletal muscles and causing spasmodic contractions. Mild tetany is characterized by tingling in the fingers, toes, and lips; acute tetany, consisting of severe muscular contractions, tremors, and cramps, can result in death. Abnormally low extracellular calcium ion concentration can result from failure of the parathyroid glands to release parathyroid hormone, the substance responsible for the regulation of calcium concentration in the body; a deficiency in vitamin D, which facilitates calcium ion absorption from the gastrointestinal tract; or alkalosis, an excessively alkaline state of body fluids resulting from persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, or excess activity of the hormone aldosterone. Most forms of tetany can be treated with calcium, vitamin D, and a controlled diet. Muscle tetany is also caused by the pathogenic bacterium Clostridium tetani in the disease tetanus.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 4, 2007
    • 10:11 AM
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