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A few can: Several vitamin deficiencies can cause muscle aches but the most common reasons I see are vitamin D3 deficiency and magnesium deficiency (especially in the setting of ibuprofen). BCPs can also contribute to B12 deficiency. All these can be measured (magnesium is done via RBC mag level). A good nutritionist can help you with doses. ...Read more
Lambert Eaton: syndrome is an uncommon disorder of neuromuscular junction transmission with the primary clinical manifestation of muscle weakness. Knowledge of subtle clinical features and laboratory abnormalities that accompany LEMS permits the early identification of the disorder. Early recognition is particularly important because of its strong association with small cell lung cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Non-specific: Although inadequate nutrition can contribute to pain, there is not one vitamin deficiency that causes muscle pain. Vitamin d deficiency can increase overall pain. For some people gluten can increase pain. A diet high in sugar also can make you more sensitive to pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypocalcemic tetany: Is due to hyperexcitability at all levels of nervous system, mostly peripheral nerves (irritability at points where nerves and muscles interact). Paralysis is not a common feature of hypocalcemia unless severe, prolonged seizure goes untreated. Paralysis has many causes, most unrelated to low ca. Mutation of certain calcium channels is linked to hypokalemic periodic paralysis but not due to low ca. ...Read more
I have Fibro, Chiari, Psoriatic Arthritis, poss. EDS, Adrenal innsufficiency. Fatigued, chronic pain, chest pain, elevated CRP, what could this mean?
See holistic doc: This means you have multiple chronic health problems best addressed by a holistic doc who can explore underlying causes. Odds are good you have a leaky gut, food sensitivities, thyroid imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, chronic infections (probable intestinal candidiasis, possibly Lyme), heavy metal (esp. mercury) toxicity etc. See http://bit.ly/19PetTQ & http://amzn.to/1kqfyZc and my comment: ...Read more
Husband has focul segmental glomular sclerosis and twitching in his muscles, why the twitching, tests normal? CK high, could it be adrenal fatigue?
Clarification: Hi. First of all, there is no such thing as "adrenal fatigue"; it's a farce and doesn't exist. So that's something you can eliminate as a problem immediately. The muscle twitching can be anything from electrolyte disorders due to his kidney disease to ALS; he needs to see his doctor. Hi CK can be evaluated to find the tissue source of the elevation, which will help determine the cause. Good luck! ...Read more
Inflammation also: Besides injuries people can have inflamation in their muscles called myositis. This can occur in connective tissue diseases like poly or dermatomyositis. Some of the statin drugs that treat high cholesterol can have muscle problems called "statin myopathy", but a serious type of muscle inflammation called rhabdomyolysis can occur and cause muscle swelling. This can occur with others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something else: Nocturnal HTN or failure to have a "nocturnal dip" in BP signifies that BP elevation is due to something other than just garden variety essential htn. Such findings should prompt a search for the usual suspects - alcohol or drug use, renal artery stenosis, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, obstructive sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more
Numbness, postural tremors weakness fatigue. Is this multiple sclerosis? Mri of brain and spine normal, hyperreflexia. Low B12 and sjogren's syndrome.
Explanation: You mention two issues, and at age 23, am surprised at this combination, but b-12 deficiency can result in peripheral nerve and spinal cord problems which may explain many of your symptoms. Sjogren's can mimic ms and also cause a small fibre neuropathy which could explain additional issues. Do not need an ms explanation here, as doubtful you have that also. Suggest neurology eval. ...Read more
Migrating athralgia, myalgia, fatigue, malaise, tingling, raindrop sensations, rashes, anxiety, depression. Negative ana, ena, fbc, what could it be?
Fibromyalgia: Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. Rec.: if diagnosed, use east-west integrative medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue. The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm ...Read more
Nuero docs can't find an answer to symptoms, confusion, syncope, myoclonic jerks, gait probs, clamy/faint, aphasia, stomach pain, could it be vit B12 def?
COMPLEX: Your descriptions could fit many different syndromes, but would wonder if in fact you suffer, in part, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. An ambulatory eeg might help. Re. B-12 issues, this can be easily resolved with a methyl melonic acid and homocysteine level, but also check folate (folic acid) levels. Might also obtain spinal fluid for immunological studies. Believe you can uncover causality, good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer