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What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you present are not specific they may represent metabolic problems like thyroid or parathyroid disease, true arthritis, muscle disease and many other possibilities. If symptoms persist further evaluation needs be done see your physician. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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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What type of blood titers would be ordered for muscle weakness, fatigue, and joint pain?

What type of blood titers would be ordered for muscle weakness, fatigue, and joint pain?

It depends: Lab tests are ordered after a complete history and physical exam. The test depend somewhat on the results and the history and exam. ...Read more

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Rash, fatigue, joint pain flares, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety. No fibro hot spots. Negative lupus tests. Don't see what else it could be?

Rash, fatigue, joint pain flares, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety. No fibro hot spots. Negative lupus tests. Don't see what else it could be?

Anxiety disorder: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...Read more

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Is there any antipsychotic without many side effects? Fear withdrawals too. Insomnia akathisia muscle weakness joint pain all present previous antipsy

Is there any antipsychotic without many side effects? Fear withdrawals too. Insomnia akathisia muscle weakness joint pain all present previous antipsy

Antipsychotic: withdrawal is hardly ever brought up when new agents hit the market, but one sees it with all the atypicals. Some. lets say, are worse than others but the symptoms typically abate within a week or so. I'm going to research this a bit further over the weekend, This is a great question. ...Read more

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I quit drinking 3 months ago and I have lost 30 pounds. I have been having joint pain and some muscle weakness. Is this a normal reaction.

I quit drinking 3 months ago and I have lost 30 pounds.  I have been having joint pain and some muscle weakness.  Is this a normal reaction.

Not entirely: Alcohol packs in massive quantities of "empty" calories, which tends to suppress "normal" appetite, so its absence can result in wt loss. The joint/back pains, not so much. Sounds like you should be seen by your dr for thorough once over. ...Read more

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I hope to sstop antipsychotics one day will my former physical strength return when i do? Or is this joint pain and muscle weakness permenant?

I hope to sstop antipsychotics one day will my former physical strength return when i do?  Or is this joint pain and muscle weakness permenant?

Great questions: But they should be directed to your prescribing physician.Your pharmacist would also be a good resource. However, i must insist that your prescribing physician confirm and agree with the stopping of your meds. You should not do this on your own because you don't like the side effects. Again, confirm with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have read that twitching is only a concern if muscle weakness is present. Can pain in knees and other joint pain along with twitching be weakness?

I have read that twitching is only a concern if muscle weakness is present.  Can pain in knees and other joint pain along with twitching be weakness?

No- pain HURTS: Weakness is lack of STRENGTH...pain is not a prominent feature of weakness therefore, should not be considered weakness...just because people are less likely to do things making them APPEAR WEAK.....see the difference? ...Read more

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Pulse 206, BP 190/100, faint, dizzy, sweating, loss of appetite, joint pain, muscle weakness. 18 yrs of age?

Pulse 206, BP 190/100, faint, dizzy, sweating, loss of appetite, joint pain, muscle weakness. 18 yrs of age?

Call your MD/Go 2 ER: Your numbers and symptoms are alarming even given the meds and procedures you have documented.It is not clear from your question if your symptoms are acute or chronic as they can all be related to your underlying thyroid condition or meds you are taking.Since you obviously have seen a specialist you need to reach out to them immediately and discuss your symptoms & next steps or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more