I'm a 22 year old male, and over the past three years I have seen a definate change in the size of my wrists, forearms, and hands. It seems that my wrists have shrunk and become much more narrow. In fact, I now have about the narrowest wrists of anyone I know. The same has happend to my hands. The fingers have lost all padding and fat, and each have narrowed considerablly. Furthermore, hands wrists and forearms all seem to gave gotten much flatter as well. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of such a thing happening? I know I'm not crazy and my sibblings can vouch for me, because they have noticed the change too. Could this be boneloss? My understanding of boneloss is that you can't see a physical change and the only change that occurs is a change in actual bone density.
I know of several people who have had a similar problem.
They had muscle atrophy (shrinking) as a part of Lyme Disease.
In all the reading I've done about Lyme, I have not seen an explanation for this.
List of Lyme symptoms:
When To Suspect Lyme Disease
If you want, you can post a query on the medical questions forum at LymeNet.org.
If you do post a query, put something in the title about muscle atrophy, so that people with that symptom will be sure to open the thread.
It's a busy support group, and being very specific in your title will insure a better response.
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