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32yrmale. Since 6 months have muscle fatigue (legs&lower back) in the mornings. By afternoon it becomes better. Mornings I feel tired. Blood tests normal.

32yrmale. Since 6 months have muscle fatigue (legs&lower back) in the mornings. By afternoon it becomes better. Mornings I feel tired. Blood tests normal.

Recommendation: You definitely need doctor's evaluation. Neurologist. Sometimes you need to wait for appointment for 3-4 months. Please, make the appointment. ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. Diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. Anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. Diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. Anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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Nausea, severe headache, loss of appetite & balance, fatigue, tingling, muscle weakness (legs), vomiting, severe lower back pain. Negative head ct, mri. Guesses?

Nausea, severe headache, loss of appetite & balance, fatigue, tingling, muscle weakness (legs), vomiting, severe lower back pain. Negative head ct, mri. Guesses?

Numerous symptoms: This is certainly a severe condition, and you must continue to search for a cause. Get several specialists involved. This may be a severe reaction to some unexpected toxin. Look carefully at the history. Did ths start after a specific even like a vaccination e.g. Gardasil or vaccine booster? Gardasil is given to girls about 15 reactions tend to be under reported. Keep searching for the cause. ...Read more

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What are some disorders that can cause muscle fatigue with no previous exertion and heavy legs.

What are some disorders that can cause muscle fatigue with no previous exertion and heavy legs.

We most ofter see fi: We most ofter see this in fibromyalgia but this could be a basic muscle process. Your physician needs to evaluate you for muscle disase as well as vascular and neurologic issues. We also see this with deconditioning. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Small fiber neuropathy and have pain throughout legs and feet. I also have major muscle fatigue?

I was diagnosed with Small fiber neuropathy and have pain throughout legs and feet. I also have major muscle fatigue?

Neuropathy: If you have not yet seen a Neurologist about your feet and legs please have your doctor set you up with a Neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is burning muscle fatigue in the calf normal after a long road trip? I tried to walk when I could but chances were few and far between

Is burning muscle fatigue in the calf normal after a long road trip? I tried to walk when I could but chances were few and far between

No it's not: Is it just one calf? If so, you could have a blood clot and you need to be evaluated now. If it is both, well, it COULD be two clots but that's unusual. If there could have been pressure under the thigh during the trip and if the symptoms are resolving, then not to worry. If you are on BCP's, then do worry. ...Read more

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Pain in hand, knee joint, lower back, neck and muscle fatigue, wht it could b? Ra factor, serum c-reac= -ve, cbc, tsh, k, calcium, CPK all test normal

Pain in hand, knee joint, lower back, neck and muscle fatigue, wht it could b? Ra factor, serum c-reac= -ve, cbc, tsh, k, calcium, CPK all test normal

Polymyalgia?: You might have polymyalgia rheumatica, for which there is no diagnostic test. Obviously you are seeing a physician about this already, you should discuss possible diagnoses and what to do about them with him/her. ...Read more

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Why do I get muscle tiredness in my legs walking upstairs, regardless of the time of day. I exercise 3 times a week, but not always legs?

Why do I get muscle tiredness in my legs walking upstairs, regardless of the time of day. I exercise 3 times a week, but not always legs?

Exactly: It is a very specific set of muscles that we use to go up stairs, and they are not really used to that extent with other activities, so that is a common complaint. Your stair climbing muscles are not terribly conditioned, despite your other areas of exercise. Good question. ...Read more

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Can alleve after taken for 4 days cause muscles in your legs cause tightness or fatigue?

Can alleve after taken for 4 days cause muscles in your legs cause tightness or fatigue?

No: It is very unlikely but I would simply stop the aleve (naproxen) and then see your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is it true that quick fatigue/cramping of a muscle in the leg compared to the other leg is a symptom of compartment syndrome?

Is it true that quick fatigue/cramping of a muscle in the leg compared to the other leg is a symptom of compartment syndrome?

Maybe: Exertional compartment syndrome is characterized by reproducible aching in calf often associated with foot tingling or numbness when exercising due to swelling of the muscle in the confined area the nerves and blood vessels go thru

Measuring the pressure with a needle before and after exercise makes the diagnosis


Surgery fixes it ...Read more

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Possible lupus. Felt great so decided to jog two miles. Now legs/muscles feel week/fatigue.? Unusual for me. I use to run for miles

Possible lupus. Felt great so decided to jog two miles. Now legs/muscles feel week/fatigue.? Unusual for me. I use to run for miles

Lupus: It is vital that you pursue whether or not you have lupus or some other autoimmune disease. Report your symptoms to your doctor and get examined and have tests done to diagnoses your problem. There is treatment for many types of autoimmune disease. Meanwhile maintain a healthy lifestyle, do not smoke or take recreational drugs, use alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more

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Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if I try to do much?

Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if I try to do much?

Med: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause tiredness, weakness. Diazepam can do too. Shakiness could be the symptom of anxiety or if you've not taken diazepam for a while and going through withdrawal. Skipped heart beat - not sure. ...Read more

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Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Your symptoms may: Suggest kidney problems if your creatinine level is high.
Have a comprehensive blood work with your dr including bun/ creatinine (main kidney function tests).
In the meantime, check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80) and cut down on salt and protein intake.
Take care! ...Read more

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25 y/o male w/sudden widespread burning muscle fatigue. No pain or tenderness, just burning fatigue like when in the midst of a workout. Mostly legs. Hap'd.Once 1 yr ago but recovered after +-2 months?

25 y/o male w/sudden widespread burning muscle fatigue. No pain or tenderness, just burning fatigue like when in the midst of a workout. Mostly legs. Hap'd.Once 1 yr ago but recovered after +-2 months?

Check it out: There are lots of problems that cause this kind of discomfort. I suggest you go see a doctor, have an exam, have appropriate lab tests and you'll probably come up with the answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does essential tremor cause muscle tiredness and pain? Do I've essential tremor, as my body (arm, leg, abdomen). Starts shaking if I do work/exercise

Does essential tremor cause muscle tiredness and pain? Do I've essential tremor, as my body (arm, leg, abdomen). Starts shaking if I do work/exercise

Yes: You would certainly want to make sure the diagnosis of essential tremor is correct, but having a consistent tremor can definitely cause muscle fatigue and pain. Consider seeing a neurologist for treatment. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Achy knees, ankles, hips, and fatigue muscles in legs - every morning past 4 days is this my lupus? My lupus is very mild so I never know and im new

Ache: This is very likely your lupus. The symptoms you describe fit lupus. However, if you are concerned that it may be something else, see your treating physician ...Read more

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Last 5-6 months, I'm a 65 year old male suffering tiredness & very sleepy after 2-3hrs work also muscle soreness in shoulders & legs, stopped statins?

Last 5-6 months, I'm a 65 year old male suffering tiredness & very sleepy after 2-3hrs work also muscle soreness in shoulders & legs, stopped statins?

Anemia: Fatigue can be due to low iron in the blood, medications, weight, heart and lung problems or sleep deprivation. Most likely its anemia or sleep apnea. Do you snore? Have blood in the stools, poor nutrition? A simple blood test will detect anemia. Use a small recording device and record your sleep. If you awake gasping or loud snoring, your tiredness could be not enough sleep. ...Read more

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The hairs on my leg have fallen off, I have low fatigue, muscles weak, constantly thirsty, weird taste in my mouth. What could this be?

The hairs on my leg have fallen off, I have low fatigue, muscles weak, constantly thirsty, weird taste in my mouth. What could this be?

Internet Diagnosis: More info is needed to even begin to diagnose your condition. You really need to make an appointment with a local physician who can take a complete medical history and complete a blood workup. Only then will you truly know what ails you and what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Can multiple lumbar radiculopathy cause leg muscles to feel fatigued quickly with walking that leads to mild cramping feeling sometimes?

Can multiple lumbar radiculopathy cause leg muscles to feel fatigued quickly with walking that leads to mild cramping feeling sometimes?

Yes: Yes, it is one of several potential causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have lupus and the lately my leg muscles feel very fatigue and my joints in my legs ache can lupus do this my lupus tends to be very mild so I dunno?

I have lupus and the lately my leg muscles feel very fatigue and my joints in my legs ache can lupus do this my lupus tends to be very mild so I dunno?

SLE: Lupus, even mild, can definitely cause joint aches and general fatigue. Apparently you're already taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). It's best to be under the care of a rheumatologist to guide and treat you. ...Read more

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Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks?

Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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30yrmale. Since6month leg muscle weakness (had vitD, B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when I walk for 10mins. Is it Myopia? Will kidney get affected

30yrmale. Since6month leg muscle weakness (had vitD, B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when I walk for 10mins. Is it Myopia? Will kidney get affected

Need more informat: WE need more information. It is not myopia and I doubt we have enough information but unlikely to be kidney involvement. Weakness can be vascular, neurologic problem or muscular to suggest a few possibilities. Your physicians will need to consider these and other causes. ...Read more

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Why I feel fatigue, muscle pain/weakness (head, hand, leg muscles) while raise hands to hold even a light-weight or bend forward to do something?

Why I feel fatigue, muscle pain/weakness (head, hand, leg muscles) while raise hands to hold even a light-weight or bend forward to do something?

Weakness: I am as worried as you are! This is not normal, but we cannot sort it out without more information. You definitely need to see your doc for an exam and any appropriate testing. Hopefully it is something minor, and will be an easy fix. If needed, consider seeing a neurologist. Remember you can always get a second, or even a third opinion, until you are satisfied with your diagnosis and treatment ...Read more