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muscles stiffen and freeze

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  • Posted By: redsiren
  • April 18, 2007
  • 04:59 PM

I started having symptoms in June 2001. Very MS like: muscle pain and cramping, altered gait, tremors, paresthesias, extreme fatigue, etc. but all testing has been negative (lumbar puncture, multiple MRIs, EMG). Symptoms wax and wane - very episodic. Currently experiencing mild symptoms: gait change only if I walk more than two blocks (stiff, shuffling) but returns to normal after short rest-same for all repetitive muscle movements; intermittent facial dystonia; rare tremors; lately having problems with "writer's cramp" of the left (non-dominant) hand which releases after a few seconds. Still no diagnosis other than the focal dystonia of my face and multiple sensory absent skin sites . Often been implied that this is all a somatic disorder. Extremely frustrating!

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  • Hi! Your symptoms sound a lot like mine, but I've had a few additional things going on. (see my former entry under "Sally B.") I'm 49. A neurologist told me I may have CP, and perhaps have always had it mildly. He asked if I've always been rather 'clutzy'--yes! He also said my reflexes in my leg are too "floppy." This surprised me. I recall getting toe and leg cramps even as a child, though no one else in my family did. Are you sensitive to cool or cold weather? Also, have you had any digestive problems such as diarrhea? Do you have any numbness? Hope you get some answers soon, God bless!
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