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spasms and cramps

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  • 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,

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