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Depression And Muscle Weakness
Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A neurologist would be the best specialist to see to figure this out and see if this can be reversed or at least helped. ...Read more
Deconditioning: You aren't detailed about what you mean by deconditioning, but yes, being deconditioned can cause weakness and fatigue. ...Read more
No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does mestinon (pyridostigmine) help with fatigue (sleepiness) and muscle weakness or just weakness in mg patients?
One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual muscle test, etc. Atrophy is something we observe or visualize. In some cases they can be caused by the same thing (ex. nerve injury, immobilization, joint trauma), sometimes they are separate issues. ...Read more
Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?
Yes, anxiety can: produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. Do not rely on medication alone but learn some self-regulatory procedures like self-hypnosis, self talk changing, etc. Peace and good health. Biofeedback may be helpful also. ...Read more
Various causes: Are you fully hydrated, do you have issues with blood electrolytes or glucose, do you perhaps possess deconditioning and need to slowly build up? However, you might possess a disorder of muscle metabolism.. Best to check with your regular doctor and design a more comfortable fitness regimen. ...Read more
Need work up: See your doctor to get some blood test done - especially tsh. ...Read more
Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?
Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?
Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more
This is one: Set of symptoms that can't be adequately addressed using this internet forum. I would encourage you to have both the cognitive issues and the muscular weakness assessed in person with a physician. Take care. ...Read more
Be strong, get help: If you are running on empty, you need to recharge. A car won't run without fuel. You need to address the source of your sleeplessness. Sleep dysfunction has an impact on health. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer12/articles/summer12pg16.html sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture, don't torture yourself, get help. ...Read more
Can a tear muscle in the back cause arm and leg weakness muscle astropy and also abdominal weakness.and can MRI find torn muscle and legaments.
A : torn muscle in back will not affect nerves supplying arms and legs. ...Read more
Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?
Not exactly: Teen w. Chron's has anxiety, fatigue, "muscle twitches" & myalgias. These are symptoms; which can occur in Fibromyalgia (FM). Primary cause of FM officially "unknown". IBS, Chron's & Ulcerative colitis might be varying intensities of dysautonomia of intestinal Smooth muscle. My evaluations have found pelvic joint instabilities in Chron's patients & per diagnostic criteria given in the ODG. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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