Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

spasms and cramps

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By:
  • January 25, 2007
  • 03:13 PM

Can you help me?

I am trying to find someone to help me. I have had a medical issue for over a year that no one seems to be able to figure out. I am 34 and the father of one and one on the way. I am a very healthy eater an work out quite often.

The problem; a little over a year ago I developed Vertigo that lasted for months, it has since subsided. During that time I began getting muscle spasms, mostly in my calves, but it soon spread throughout my body. I was tested on two occasions by different Neurologists for ALS and came up negative. I had CK tests, blood tests, panels for vitamin and mineral deficiency, all normal, the spasms continue. I have had tests for MS as well as just about every other test you can imagine. At the time this began I was under a lot of stress at work and doctors attributed it to that and basically told me I had the 'Million Dollar Workup' and it was all in my head. Soon after that I was promoted to a new position that is not stressful in the least and still the spasms continue. Not only are they annoying, but I spasm so badly in my legs that they cramp and cause terrible pain on a daily basis.

I'm not asking for a miracle, just some insight into what might be wrong with me and a possible fix. I can't deal with this pain every day. It is literally taking all I have to want to get out of bed in the morning and continue my routine. I know that I have to stay strong for my family, but I hurt so bad that I sometimes don't want to wake up. I hide this pretty well and have to grit my teeth to bear the pain, every day. I am so tired of not knowing what it is I have and so tired of doctors wanting to give me pills instead of figure out the underlying problem. I am scared that I actually do have ALS and the tests were wrong and that is something that haunts me, not daily, but if I let it get to me. Please help me. I want to be the normal person I used to be and be able to interact with my child and my new baby when he or she arrives. I don't want to be a burden to my family, I just want to stop hurting.

Thank you,

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?