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Musular Dystrophy??

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  • Posted By: Sureshot67
  • April 13, 2013
  • 07:35 PM


My mother was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy around 15 years ago, but she had suffered long before she was diagnosed.
around 18 months ago i realized there was something wrong with me, weakness in walking, leg trembles, leg soreness and severe ankle tenden pain, also brief moments of lack of balance.
Sometimes my feet drag a little when i walk and im no longer able to run... at all!!!
I have two brothers and a sister and they seem ok, however gene wise, im the closest of the four of us to my mum.
I had a motorcycle accident last December that thankfully wasnt too serious but since then, it almost seems like these symptoms have been accelerated.

Walking is no longer a simple fluid action it used to be,..extreme effort is needed to put one foot in front of the other and the energy required to walk for any lenght of time is vast.
What makes this problem extra worse is the fact im a postman, so as you can imagine, my legs are very important to me.
Before i approach my GP regarding this, im hoping someone may have an opinion on what ive typed, someone maybe able to throw some light on it or maybe have an alternative diagnoses.
Thank you

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