My sister has a strange group of signs/symptoms that I'm certain are related:* a muscle in her calf wasted away - unilaterally* extreme fatigue* lack of strength in legs* chest pain* sudden rise in blood pressure from always being low.General information:* Age 50* Very thin and may be anorexic (She is an identical twin, and that sister is normal weight)* Delivered 6 children * Migraines weekly* History of anemia* Monogamous (serially)* Father has severe peripheral artery disease* Never smoked* No signs of menopause yet.Tests completed:* CBC - nothing unusual, no anemia* Peripheral nerves are fine* EKG was tachy with PVCs**** An echocardiogram was prescribed, but took a month to get insurance clearance, during which the symptoms lessened.* Echocardiogram done four weeks after EKG was fine.Sister is still experiencing weakness and intermittant heart/chest pain. The doctor mentioned some muscle disease that boys in Japan get...she lives in Southern California in a large asian community, but seems unlikely to me.If you have any idea or similar signs, please respond. I'm concerned that it could be some type of heart damage done from a bout with rheumatic fever years ago. We had live polio vaccine, and the nearest thing to her missing muscle in her calf would be post-polio syndrome, but it is a longshot.Thank you!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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