- Dec 24, 2007
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I've just been tentatively diagnosed with PMA after 16 months of slowly weakening of the muscles of the trunk of my body (neck, upper back and shoulder blades, waist and upper legs). My upper back has atrophied, and I walk slowly, stooped over with my head hanging forward. A blood DNA test and a muscle biopsy both are "consistent with" PMA, whatever that means. My question for this forum is, does anyone ever have PMA with no fasciculations whatsoever or muscle cramps? I seem fairly stable, with maybe some progression in the legs. The lack of twitching makes me suspect that maybe my neurologist was wrong. Has anyone been definitely diagnosed with PMA without any twitching?