Soxx, Keep me posted how the appt. turns out. Do you ever just have your legs give out from under you. This used to happen to a friend of mine. She'd be walking along the street, on the sidewalk and next thing she'd be sprawled on the ground. I was with her walking when it happened. Just curious. If you show a positive for muscle disease i sure hope it's not MS. My mother has MS and that difficulty walking was an early sign. Some time passed before she could get a definitive diagnosis. The deciding factor was something in her eyes that an opthalmologist identified as being singularly related to MS. So if they still don't know and you need an answer, go for a routine eye examination. Just to rule that out.
Just by chance, you didn't take the 5HTP, or L-tryptophan supplements for depression, anxiety and sleep problems in the 80's, did you. Also, did they test for Active Epstein-Barr virus in your system. (That's mononeucleosis). I did have mono at age 16. caught it from my mom, believe it or not. The same mom that has MS. A lot of people don't want to know what is causing the symptoms, they just want them to go away. I'm the opposite. I want to know exactly what is going on with my body when I hurt all the time, have weird symptoms, like "Fibro Fog", and then I know what to expect. Then I can plan my future. Right now I'm living in limbo. No long term plan. Just a day at a time. If I plan anything I'm often to tired or sick to follow through. It is awful. I can't make plans to see people because whenever I do I end up in pain, and sad, and no fun so I don't like to even try. I'm living a very unlife like life. Minute to minute
You don't live in the Northeast do you. There was some phenomena involving particularly women living in Northeast USA and Canada where a very high level of neuro-muscular problems were liked to Spruce Bud worm spraying or something like that. It had to do with a combination of factors, singularly, of no importance but combined showed a significant correlation. Forgive me, statistical analysis was a course in university I took, didn't have the foggiest notion what I was doing and still got a B+. How'd that happen? Nice talking to you.