Muscle Weakness

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Libby08
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   Posted 7/12/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
How many of you get muscle weakness?  If you do have this is it from something other than Fibro?  I am going back to the Dr. Wednesday about this as well as some other issues.

crazykitty
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   Posted 7/12/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Libby I get muscle weakness. Fibro causes pain and fatigue in the muscle but
the muscles are not being destroyed. Muscle fatigue makes us feel weak.

I have seen a neurologist who did an EMG to check my muscles in my forearm.
There was no muscle damage. I have lost subcutnaeous tissue where my forearm
shows atrophy. This is related to MCTD
 
Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
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Atmosphere
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   Posted 7/12/2010 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Curious, whose idea was it for you to see a neurologist? I've never seen one nor been referred to one.

I have severe atrophy. My legs give in constantly. I have very little muscle on the bones on my legs.
I routinely fall or crash into things. Today I have been dealing with a sprain of sorts with my left leg/ankle do to a stumble. Hard to move ankle to the right and left. Atrophy is not fun at all.

crazykitty
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   Posted 7/12/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
archiestyles, I was referrred to a neurologist by my rheumy because of my MCTD.
I have a 3" "dent " morphea on my forearm and linear scleroderma up my arm.

Have you been checked for polymyositis? Definately talk to your doctor!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Atmosphere
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   Posted 7/12/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a new one Kitty! Thanks 4 info.
My Rheumy simply referred me to PT and told me stop/no more laying in bed! Walk. Easier said than done obvee.
It upsets me but I try not "Obsess" over things (Who here doesn't/does watch that show ;) ). Though as we age it is no secret one is more prone to broken bones. Knock on wood.

crazykitty
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   Posted 7/13/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
archiestyles, I thought that your atrophy could of been related to polymyositis, but
I just read in another post that you stayed in bed for a year. I believe your legs
atrophied because of not using them...and that is why your doc has you going to PT.
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Atmosphere
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   Posted 7/13/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh for sure CK. I made a mountain out of a molehill more than likely from lack of physical activity due to pain...now a shell of my former shelf.

I did look it up though..the shoe did not seem to fit. fwiw, Higher Incidences in Females and Females who are African-American. Female, but not African-American. Learn something new every day though :)
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