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Hi everybody. I'm a 53 year old female who in the last couple of months has been having some issues with my muscles. I fully understand that nost people on here are not doctors but just starting to go abit crazy here. The problem is to do with my right arm & right leg. About 7 weeks ago i noticed that my right arm was getting tired easily. For example, just brushing my hair can be a problem. (i'm right handed.) Then about 3 weeks after that my right leg (upper thigh) just above the knee started doing the same thing. I can still use my arm & leg but depending on what i'm doing not without some protestation from my arm in particular. I've been to 2 doctors about this & one is sending me for bloodwork to rule out possible vitamin deficiencies. I expressed my fear of having ALS to the other doc & although he said he cant 100% rule it out, he did go onto say that it's very rare & most doctors would go their entire career & never see a case. I'm terrified outta my mind that it is this horrid disease. If i use the stairs for example, it's like the muscle isn't recovering properly (in my leg). Any advise would be greatly appreciated. P.S . i don't have any pain just a feeling like the muscles are tiring easily & they feel like they're being overworked when they are not. I've been a walker all my life so leg muscles in particular should'nt be feeling like this. Just one last thing, doc has sent me to see a neurologist but he said it was more for peace of mind that it's (most likely) not ALS as i was quite anxious in the appointment & it showed.
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