I am eighteen years old and I am afraid I might have Becker's Muscular Dystrophy. I don't know for sure, but I have read greatly on the subject and it seems that I fit a number of the symptoms. I have difficulty climbing stairs, i.e my legs get very tired very easily and I get exhausted after the first few stair steps. I have very large calf muscles and I always have. I have frequent leg cramps. I have difficulty running, i.e I get severe cramps in my legs and cannot run far without becoming exhausted. I have difficulty standing from sitting on the floor and chairs. I have severe chest pain that cannot be explained by cardiac workups, asthma, or normal chest wall issues. I have difficulty carrying heavy things, i.e jugs of milk, heavy bags of groceries, but I have been able to improve my abilities by working hard and working with weights. I have had elevated CPK levels at times. I have been diagnosed with a non-degenerative congenital myopathy, I think that's what it is called. I don't want to think that it might be MD, but I really can't help but feel it is. Does this even sound like MD?
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