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  • Graham
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    A full gene test will also give your susceptibility to other diseases too, most notably cancer. The lid on the full range of 'nasties' is currently being compiled. It is part of the UK's Personal Medication Plan.

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  • MNDConnect
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    Hi Edinburgh21
    You really need to speak to your GP about your concerns. The symptoms that you describe are not typical MND symptoms.

    Best Wishes

    Rachel
    MND Connect Adviser

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  • Graham
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    You could ask for a whole genome gene test.

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  • Edinburgh21
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    Thank you for your kind replies and apologies for not replying sooner.

    Got an appointment with neurology in 2 weeks.

    In the meantime since my last posting, I have been having some frankly alarming symptoms:

    Permanent tremor/fibrillation in legs, trunk, arms and shoulders.

    Aches, cramps and pains in arms, legs and joints, these seem to come and go but especially occur even after only minor exertions such as cooking and a short walk. Sometimes it feels like my muscles are in a vice! Also some sweating too after doing minor tasks.

    Feel like my left calf muscle does not work at all now (not sure how to confirm this).

    Clicking joints every time I move.

    Weakness (unsure if ‘clinical’ or not)

    Some weight loss.

    Sleep apnea- I wake every morning in the early hours and when I doze it’s like i’m hallucinating (lack of oxygen?) i’m worried if my diaphragm is working correctly now. Would it have any impact on bowel, stomach and bladder as well as breathing? How can you tell if your diaphragm is working ok?

    I would appreciate any further thoughts, my symptoms seem to be progressing very quickly and I am very worried- could it be respiratory onset?

    I am scared to go to sleep at the moment!

    Many thanks
    Last edited by Edinburgh21; 4 July 2021, 11:02.

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  • MNDConnect
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    Hello Edinburgh 21

    I'm sorry to hear that you are concerned about your symptoms. Some of the symptoms that you describe are not typical symptoms of motor neurone disease (MND). No one on the forum is qualified to give opinions on your symptoms and we would always suggest that anyone with any symptoms that they are concerned about, need to contact their GP.

    If it would help to talk through your symptoms then please do give us a call on 0808 802 6262 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

    Best Wishes

    Rachel
    MND Connect Adviser

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  • Gordan1111
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    Hi Edinburgh 21. Yes if not already done so kick things off by by go seeing gp as first port of call. Good luck.

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  • Suefromwakey
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    Hello Edinburgh 21, I assume its the same for you in Scotland but you can now demand a "Face to Face" with a doctor - no more having to use the phone, start the ball rolling as diagnosis can be a long way off and can be more than a couple of years.....

    Best wishes

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  • Lynne K
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    I agree with Evelyn. It’d be best for you to make a face to face appointment with your GP. Good luck, Lynne

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  • EvelynMW
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    The MND connect team will reply, but i expect they will say the same as me. You need to see a doctor, and if they do not come up with anything, ask for a referral. MND is diagnosed by removing all other possibilities, it cannot be directly diagnosed unless, perhaps you get a specific genetic blood test. This can't be one you buy yourself as they would need to look at specific genes; a neurologist can do this.

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  • Edinburgh21
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    Help needed

    Hi

    I would be grateful of your opinions here on what I been experiencing over the last few weeks.

    Currently I am having the following symptoms:

    My left leg feels like it is permanently ‘buzzing’- it keeps me awake at night, non stop movement. (for just over a week now)
    I have got/had muscle twitches in both calves, both feet and both hands, above and below knee- vast majority of twitches have been in left calf. (first noticed about a month ago).
    Stiffness on lower right arm.
    Right shoulder appears to be shaking, especially after doing something with arms.
    Aches in thighs, soreness in shins and behind knees, especially after doing any physical activity.
    Some numbness in little and ring fingers in both hands, intermittently.
    Some weakness in left hand- struggle to chop things up and writing badly.
    Fatigue (although this could be due to the lack of sleep recently).
    Poor co-ordination (again could be due to lack of sleep/fatigue).
    Lost quite a bit of weight (although could be stress)
    Feels ‘spongy’ when I walk.
    When I have been driving, it feels like I really have to force the power to the pedals.

    This began about 6 weeks ago when I thought i’d pulled the muscles behind the knees which just didn’t seem to get better, which then led on to the twitching and now the buzzing. I also felt extremely tired after walking, even when not particularly exerting myself.

    I would be grateful of your thoughts here.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by Edinburgh21; 14 June 2021, 14:32.
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