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Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Cramps: Such diffuse cramping of multiple muscles raises the question of deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, sodium or potassium. Your physician can order the appropriate tests in order to check for these conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

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


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Hi, I'm having tremors, muscle weakness, feet are dragging. Sensative arms feeling in arms and legs. Very painful, and I don't like to be touched. Stiff jaw.

Hi, I'm having tremors, muscle weakness, feet are dragging. Sensative arms feeling in arms and legs. Very painful, and I don't like to be touched. Stiff jaw.

Need evaluation: Many explanations, which might include thyroid problems, medication reactions, occult presentation of neurological disorder, toxins, chemical imbalances. Seek out your physician, get baseline studies, and decide on whether neurological consultation might make some sense. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, whiplash, anxiety, arm numbness, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, feel really weak/fatigued, lack of motivation, feel faint, pleasehelp?

Wow, too complex: Mentioning whiplash suggests u had an injury? Whiplash is graded based upon the extent of "systemic symptoms". These (dizzy/faint, nausea, headaches, etc) result from unbalance sympathetic nervous system response to the "shock" of the injury. More serious injuries need to be ruled out however. ...Read more

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Severe pain in head for over a year, muscle weakness, sensitivity to light, nausea, disorientation, decline of eyesight. Any advice please?

Severe pain in head for over a year, muscle weakness, sensitivity to light, nausea, disorientation, decline of eyesight. Any advice please?

Looks like you need: An evaluation by a medical doctor and likely some diagnostic testing. Unsure of what diagnosis the symptoms are suggesting, possibly MS or possibly narrow angle gaucoma, but sounds like you may need to see an neurologist and eye care provider. I would move quickly to be evaluated because sometimes the longer one waits, the changes may not be reversible. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?

Muscle weakness: headache, eye problems. These are symptoms that need to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her asap. Lyme & Fibromyagia are a few of the possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any doctors advice on symptoms spine pain, muscle spasms in ribs, dizziness, breathing probs, muscle weakness, tremors arms/head/legs not constant?

What's under hood?: Sounds like your car engine could use a tune up! I'd recommend seeing a primary care physician who can start the process by finding out when each problem began to discover its root cause (if possible). Labs & other studies will likely be needed. Only then, can good advice be given on lifestyle changes or medications that will get you singin' and dancin again! Good luck. ...Read more

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Neck, left side back head, ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Neck, left side back head, ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Possibly/depends,,,: It's possible that this is Bell's palsy but it depends on how severe your symptoms are and/or if anything else might have contributed to this. It could be caused by an infection flare-up or this could be a viral infection like herpes. Apparently, this can have episodes that come and go and may not even need treatment. It'd be best to see a neurologist to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What to do about muscle weakness?

Find out why: Is it a problem with nerve, muscle, neuromuscular junction, medication rxtn, a progressive problem with the spine, a thyroid disorder, a vitamin deficiency, etc? Have your doctor examine you and get some testing. Find out why! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness?

Clinical, perceived: 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 brain to muscle itself. ...Read more

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What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also very important for your heart function. ...Read more

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Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Nerve&muscle damage: Any type of nerve injury in your lower spine or in your leg can cause muscle weakness. Muscle diseases can lead to weakness. Sometimes brain conditions lead to muscle weakness, too. A detailed neurological exam can identify the likely area of damage. ...Read more

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Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?

Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?

No but is possible: Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy. There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician. ...Read more

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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness in polio?

What causes muscle weakness in polio?

See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Pack
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more