Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern.
The most common cause of progressive muscle weakness is Myasthenia Gravis and that gets worse with your exercises & activities. In addition, muscle atrophy (shrinking) may appear in some patients with severe weakness, if they have MG for many years. Additionally, muscular dystrophy & hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, (hereditary diseases), severe nerve impingement in back (spine) may also cause leg muscle atrophy and paralysis. Therefore, I would recommend you to neurologist who can evaluate the details of your case and could better determine the insight of your situation. Hope this helps.
i took a one hour flight to london 4 wks ago and since then my left calf keeps swelling no pain but i just feel the thightness in that calf and its about 2 inches bigger than other calf i suffer lower back neck and stiffness in arms also vertigo i am on b12 injections the last 3 days i also suffer optic nuritis have had mri 2 yrs ago but was clear i wish they would do mri of the spine ? doc dont seam concerned about my calf ?? hugs
My husband had leg soreness and stiffness for many years before he was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis.He was put on medication for this and he improved dramatically.It's worth it to have a blood test.
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