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Muscle pain and weakness

Posted In: Muscle conditions 11 Replies
  • Posted By: shawn_daniels83
  • June 26, 2007
  • 10:17 PM

Hi please help..I have been going threw this for some time now..I have muscle weakness and i have tremors-"twitching" they happen all the time i dont even have to be doing something.and my muscles get sore fast and stay sore longer then they should.I had an EMG done that showed proximal myopathy.And i had a muscle biopsy done that showed nothing.Please help.The doctors are still runing test i started seeing a new neurologist he wants to do another EMG and another muscle biopsy.Please help whats wrong with me..

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  • I have the same problems especially in my legs, I have been through EMG, blood test, MRI's and 3 neurologist with different opinions. I can't walk up stairs, a long distance or stand a long time.
    racingfan3 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • You might have fibromyalgia. Doctors will say that it doesnt progress but it does. You might start expierenceing pain in other parts of your body and weakness. Its probably not going to be something thats going to go away. Dont be discouraged if your test come back normal, theres not a test for fibromyalgia and there is not even a exclusive test for MS which also causes mulcle pain and weakness. If you do get a fibromyalgia diagnoses, you can apply for SSI. Keep living to the best of your ability and know that you are not alone in your suffering even though it feels that way sometimes. Praying the lord will grant you ease of pain. A fellow sufferer, Tabaitha Brown
    Tabaitha Brown 31 Replies
    • August 12, 2007
    • 04:25 AM
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  • I have recently discovered a common symptom of endocrine type conditions/diseases are muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, high blood pressure, can also cause cardio problems etc.... Please try to go see an endocrinologist maybe a couple of simple hormone levels done on you can detect what the underlying factor is. I learned a Rheumatologist will not do these tests. They will only test you for arthritis, lupus, etc. and when they find nothing off they send you. The first place you would think to go would be the Rheumy and the last would be the endocrine doctor. Hope this helps. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2007
    • 08:09 AM
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  • I have the same symptoms. The leg weakness, twitching and a heard-heartbeat are the main concern. I've also had a normal EMG. Dr. says he doesn't think I have Parkinson's but still, for some reason wants me to see another specialist. What in the ***l is going on. I am also losing muscle mass (which may be caused by my low level of testosterone). Is anybody taking anything other than a gel for low testosterone? Any insight would be greatful.
    Michael Hopper 7 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 07:18 AM
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  • Hi, Google magnesium...I found out that all the muscle pain, migraines, heart problems and anxiety I was experiencing...as well as a host of other problems...came from a magnesium deficiency. There are several great articles about this written by doctors. I have been taking magnesium for about a month now and have actually gained the strength to go for walks, stretch and ride my bike! These are things I couldn't do before due to the incredible pain I was in. Make sure to take magnesium in powder or liquid form as it doesn't absorb well in standard pill form.Good Luck!Ana
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have jerks in my arms and sometimes legs they call it ataxiawhat ever it is, the right neurology doctor can tell just about anythingemg is good
    paprica01 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same symptoms. The leg weakness, twitching and a heard-heartbeat are the main concern. I've also had a normal EMG. Dr. says he doesn't think I have Parkinson's but still, for some reason wants me to see another specialist. What in the ***l is going on. I am also losing muscle mass (which may be caused by my low level of testosterone). Is anybody taking anything other than a gel for low testosterone? Any insight would be greatful. testosterone is also comes is patches which can be applied to back-shoulders, low back, but if you dont have anyone to do it for you,it is not an option. Alsoif you leave patch for to long( it should stay on for 12hrs) it can burn the skin. Another option, which is better- Testosterone injections- one injection a month. On my opinion it is the easiest and the most accurate way to deliver testosterone. Hope it is helps you to make a choice. Feel better, please!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2009
    • 00:52 PM
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  • One of the classic symptoms of peripheral arterial disease is pain in the muscles of the legs, especially the calves. This pain is called claudication, also known as intermittent claudication. Claudication can also occur in the arteries of your arms. cellulite laser
    NedjeljkaDana 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello,I believe some of you maybe be suffering from myofascial trigger points which are tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. The defining symptom of a trigger point is referred pain. I suffered from Plantar Facitis and RSI for over two years, I gave up runnning, wore special shoes, was incapacitated at my job and spent hundreds on seeing feet and hand doctors. Then one day I stumbled upon a short article about trigger points. I looked them up online and read that pain in the foot is often referred pain and the real source of the problem is in the calf. Indeed, I found a trigger point in my calf (a point in my calf so painful, I almost fainted when I pressed on it) and as instructed I pressed down ******n it for 30 secs and when I let go I felt relief course through my calf and foot. My pain was completely gone, I was amazed. I couldn't believe I had seen doctor and after doctor and not one of them knew about this, instead they suggested surgery! Please look into this, I'm not joking it changed my life. Trigger points are often responsible for any muscular pain and also for severe headaches. Trigger points in the neck are particularly awful as they cause headaches, back pain, should pain, rounded shoulders, stiff neck and RSI. I use a self treatment book that I found on Amazon and it's been great. I will maybe try magnesium too.Good Luck !
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like Lyme Disease to me (Borreliosis); Bb infection.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • 7/31/11My name is Eric and I currently reside in Arizona... not born here but moved here from NYC after 3+ yrs of neuro-musculo-skeletal pains/twitches and numbness. I am now 35 yrs of age and have already applied for SSDI over 3 yrs ago and have lost the case each time, in which the last time when it went to the appeals council, the sort of reversed the decision and said the judge at the hearing did not review everything in my file and so the appeals council threw the case back on the lap of a new judge (yet to be given to me) and no new hearing date.I have osteopenia; 6 herniated discs; 4 bulged discs; dementia; arthritis of my hands and hips; bursitis of the hips; tendonitis of my right shoulder; myositis; scleroderma; PLMD (periodic limb movement disorder); degenerative disc disease; two tumors in brain causing hyper prolactinemia and I also have hypothyroidisim and PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver... I have malaise, depression, anger towards the system for using my age against me even though I am very clearly disabled in more ways than 6! Agitated; no pain pills help me with my pain; I get waves of pain sporadically daily and my normal level of pain is always between 7-10 daily for the pat 3+ yrs... I just had a muscle biopsy and hope to get a "worse" diagnosis to help me win my case in SSDI... does anybody understand my suffering? I have a daughter I cant provide for and a wife that resents me for "making her" work and provide!... life sucks and I don't know if I can "hope" anymore!Eric
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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