- Aug 4, 2006
Hi, I'm new here. I've been reading your posts for about a week now, searching for answers. I've had a deep aching weak feeling in my forearms and hands that has gotten slowly but progressively worse over the last six months. It almost feels like tendonitis sometimes. My tendons feel tight to me. I also have shooting pain from my calves into my feet occassionally. I'm tired all the time. My jaw, neck, shoulder and arm muscles frequently stiffen. My doctor has run every test in the book practically and everything comes back within normal limits. MS is not suspected (according to a Virginia Mason MS specialist). My creatine kinase was fine. My NCV's are normal. I have EMG's done on the 9th. I'm wondering if I'm barking up the wrong tree or if there's even a remote possibilty that this could be ALS. Did any of you who have been diagnosed experience pain as an initial symptom? Sorry about the rambling, but I can't stop thinking about this....thanks everyone.