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Muscle pain

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  • Posted By: Wonka_Vision
  • July 22, 2008
  • 04:19 PM

Hi everyone
Around the beginning of July, I started to feel a bit of a stiffness in my legs while walking. When I would walk, even short distances, my calf muscles would cramp up and ache as though I had just been running. I also developed pain in the muscles of my hands, which would be aggravated if I used them (say while using the computer mouse or typing this right now).
Another symptom I noticed was a mild dull ache in my right eye.
This lasted about ten days then went away. Two days ago, the symptoms came back. This happened while I was under a tremendous amount of emotional stress. Anyways, the symptoms are back and remain. I have also been experiencing some jaw aching lately, as well.

Medical background:
-I had surgery when I was younger (16) to treat hydrocephalus. I am now 26. I had 3 CT scans (head) in June and all turned up fine. The hydrocephalus was caused by a benign tectal lesion which I am followed up for every year.
-I've had blood work done recently and everything was okay.
-I was seen by an optometrist who performed a pupil dilation and saw nothing out of the ordinary.
- My gait and coordination are fine.
-I live a fairly sedentary lifestyle and tend to not eat very well (student!)

I've seen several physicians over the past month and a half and none can find anything wrong with me. Many believe it may be stress, but I am not convinced. While I have had problems managing stress, no problems have ever manifested themselves in this way before.

So anyways, I'm stumped (and in pain)!

Any insights?


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