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Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Depends: B6 has two forms, active and inactive. Pyridoxal 5 phosphate p5p is the active form. Inactive b6 competes with p5p at the receptor. Some people do not convert b6 to p5p very well, so by taking high doses of inactive b6 can actually cause a functional deficiency due to receptor competition. Always take active b6. ...Read more

Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per ...Read more


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Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Is  stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6  a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Prob. not related: It is unlikely to have toxicity from 200 mg of vitamin b6. If it is, it will almost always disappear if you stop it. If you do not start to improve, see your doctor because stiffness is not the usual symptoms from high b6. ...Read more

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby has a spastic type c.P. ! she is 3years old and possibly moves her legs and arms but no sitting ni walking yet what is the prognosis of the?

My baby has a spastic type c.P. ! she is 3years old and possibly moves her legs and arms but no sitting ni walking yet what is the prognosis of the?

Poor: If you are not sure if the baby moves its legs at 3 years of age the prognosis for motor development is not good. Hopefully you have seen a neurologist and possibly a physiatrist. There are different treatments that may help the spasticity. ...Read more

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Had RLS for yrs in legs, now arms. Always very painful, and now spasticity, numb, weak, fatigued day & night.Ms is in family. What should I tell neuro?

Had RLS for yrs in legs, now arms. Always very painful, and now spasticity, numb, weak, fatigued day & night.Ms is in family. What should I tell neuro?

NEED DIAGNOSIS: You symptoms of spasticity, numbness, and weakness are not consistent with restless leg syndrome, and the pattern of fatigue seems also atypical. You need to describe all of this to the new doctor, as ms could be a consideration, but so could other diseases. Hopefully, your neurologist should readily sort out all of this and start appropriate treatment, but if questions arise, contact us again. ...Read more

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Wife had surgery on both ears , she has no pain or swelling of the operation areas. But she has stiffness pain in her arms and legs is this normal?

Wife had surgery on both ears , she has no pain or swelling of the operation areas. But she has stiffness pain in her arms and legs is this normal?

Its possible: That if she had a general anesthetic for this, and succinylcoline was used that she may be having some muscle pain from the medication. This is normal and should resolve in a day or so. If not contact the surgery center where it was done to follow up. ...Read more

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Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus. Does that sound accurate?

Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus.  Does that sound accurate?

Not exactly: He's probably right in not to worry as tetanus just does not present that way without the infection getting worse first and with constitutional symptoms. What is not true is that the cause of tetanus is bacteria, not virus. ...Read more

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Have lupus.Get on/off bad muscle pain/stiffness(legs, hips, back,arms) x1 month.My rheum said c3, c4 normal.OTC meds dont help.Do I have to live w/it?

Have lupus.Get on/off bad muscle pain/stiffness(legs, hips, back,arms) x1 month.My rheum said c3, c4 normal.OTC meds dont help.Do I have to live w/it?

Get second opinion: Although the normal blood tests suggest that your lupus is not active, one needs to consider other causes for your pain and thus I would suggest that you seek a 2nd opinion- perhaps an orthopedist. Having one disease does not preclude another condition. ...Read more

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Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! had lots tests all ok.Told its anxiety..

Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! had lots tests all ok.Told its anxiety..

Anxiety: If you have undergone an extensive workup and all tests are negative it is possible you area suffering from anxeity symptoms but I am still concerned about the pain on one side of your body. Makes sense to double check with your doctor or get a second opinion. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website, full of important information. Best. ...Read more

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3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?

3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?

Japanese Encephaliti: Hard to say whether or not this is curable. Your friend should report this to her doctor for follow up on her illness. ...Read more

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Hello, i'm up really late worrying about my dad. It started with leg and hip pains, then turned into leg stiffness after inactivity now spread to arm?

Physical exam: Sorry your father isn't feeling well. It sounds like you need to take him in for a physical exam. Pain has a variety of causes including osteoarthritis. Pain limits activity. Inactivity can lead to several problems in the elderly including muscular atrophy. Your father's physician will need to know his age, medical history, medications (bring all in plastic bag), allergies, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stiffness in my right neck and shoulder in the middle of the curve that has been there for some years...I also have tingling i n my right leg, arm and face...the tingling increases as I massage my neck curve ? Any ideas ? Type of doctor ?

I have stiffness in my right neck and shoulder in the middle of the curve that has been there for some years...I also have tingling i n my right leg, arm and face...the tingling increases as I massage my neck curve ? Any ideas ? Type of doctor ?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist & If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out arthritis /herniated disc or mass effect. ...Read more

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Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?

Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by a ct showing "meningitis, " nor what that means relative to "perisylvian." meningitis is typically not diagnosed on ct. I would check with your doctor for further clarification. ...Read more

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Headaches, arm and leg pain with tingling, and neck stiffness. Symptoms all happen together. Could low lying cerebellar tonsils cause my symptoms?

Hemiplegic Migraine: Migraine is a complex neurological disorder. Such symptoms could signal an other serious problem that requires treatment soon. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and i always feel tired ms?

I have leg  and arm pain pain finger numbness  leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and i  always feel tired  ms?

Cannot be Localized: Chronic fatigue syndrome insufficient sleep syndrome polymyalgia rhumatoid depression and anxiety parkinson's stiffman syndrome and many more in the list including ms. So better check with a doctor. Your doctor will take a proper history of your syptoms. You may have quite a few tests including MRI of brain and blood work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more