- Nov 21, 2007
Hi, new to the forum. I just wanted to throw some symptoms out there that I have been experiencing to see if anyone else had similar ones. First off I've been expiriencing the problems since recovering from hodgkin's disease when I was 20 years old. Overall it has been a total wasting of upper body muscle. I've basically been losing 5 pounds of muscle a year for the last 6 years. I originally attributed it to being unable to lift weights, after being a physical fitness nut for most my life. I originally had to stop lifting because of nerve damage to my right shoulder following a botched surgical procedure for removal of a cancerous tumor. Since then I've had muscle atrophy along with gradual weakness in my upper body, along with loss of muscle tone. It since has extended to my entire body. I also have massive stiffness in shoulders, hips, and neck. I feel very rigid and unable to stand up straight, it literally feels like my arms and shoulders are to heavy to hold up. My torso and trunk of my body feels very constricted with a inability to rotate trunk. I've also had muscle twitching throughout body but specifically in eyelids, upper back, shoulders, and upper arms. I also have tingling in arms and feet when I try to stand up straight. The most recent symptom is a sudden loss of muscle in my hip area and butt, along with a inability to raise arms for extend periods of time to shave, brush teeth, etc. Anybody else have any of these symptoms?