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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2010
  • 05:34 PM

For last 4-5 years, I am suffering from low grade fever,
wasting of skeletal muscles and spasm of back and leg muscles
and weight loss.
feeling of low grade fever is there, although thermometer reading may not support it.
I feel I am having some hypermetabolic state. otherwise my investigations for diabetes, thyrotoxicosis , EMG, NCS and PUO are with in normal limits. Can you suggest differential diagnosis for ( low grade fever + muscle wasting+ muscle spasm)

Dr. Vipin

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  • For last 4-5 years, I am suffering from low grade fever,wasting of skeletal muscles and spasm of back and leg musclesand weight loss.feeling of low grade fever is there, although thermometer reading may not support it.I feel I am having some hypermetabolic state. otherwise my investigations for diabetes, thyrotoxicosis , EMG, NCS and PUO are with in normal limits. Can you suggest differential diagnosis for ( low grade fever + muscle wasting+ muscle spasm) Dr. VipinHow do you know you do not have a thyroid problem? Have you checked FREE T3? Because it may be tyears before TSH refelects a thyroid problem. See www.stopthethyroidmadness.com and www.ithyroid.com. I believe hyperthyroid causes muscle wasting. I do not know about the fever. It does cause a "burning feeling under the skin" (anxiety) and a "jangling or buzzing in the brain". It also causes osteoporosis, enormous muscle/joint pain, and hypochlorhydria. It requires hugh doses of antioxidants to blunt the "buzzing in brain" and huge doses of calcium (with commensurate magnesium) to prevent severe bone loss, while treating it. But the real cause may be too little copper. Get a hair analysis at traceelements.com (oen of only two hair analysis labs that don't wash the samples, and thus provide accurate results) to see if you are low copper. Serum copper measures do not measure copper levels for copper is stolen from needed functions to put in the blood for many reasons. Check out this paper by Lowe regarding copper supplementation: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5154620 Be aware that copper is a poison and the amount you actually absorb varies widely depending on what you eat with it. In the above study one must assume the large dose of copper was taken WITH zinc and calcium, bith of which limits its absorption. If you take it separately, the dose would be quite different - do not poison yourself.
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    • August 17, 2010
    • 00:49 AM
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