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So I went to the ER yesterday, bc since Friday I have not been able to stand up for more than 10-15 minutes without getting so tired or light headed that i need to lie down. I have had off and on mild nausea and bad muscle aches in my back, stomach, and chest. The doctor did bloodwork which showed my CK level to be at 687 (normal is between 17-170). She said your levels could register high after a vigorous workout, but seeing as I have spent the last 3 days in bed, that wasnt normal. She said she wasnt offically "diagnosising me", but referring me to a rhemotologist to look into the possibility of muscular dystrophy.
Now I am kind of freaking out. I wasnt expecting that. I am a 33 year-old avid athlete. I have chronic muscle pains, but usually its always in the back, chest, stomach, or neck area... rarely my limbs.
There never said what was causing my sudden lack of energy, light-headedness, and nausea. They said it could just be a virus but there was no way to tell and just sent me home. However, the possibility of having Muscular Dystrophy has me shaken. It sent me into a research mode while I wait for my specialist appointment next week.
I have found various causes for elevated CK levels-
* Heart Issues
* Muscular Diseases
* Tyroid Problems
* A Virus
* Vitamin D or B12 Deficiencies
Obviously, I am hoping for 1 of the later 2. The CK levels and my chronic muscle pains are the only thing leading her to suggest the possiblity of Muscular Dystrophy. Of course, it's not easy to put your mind at ease when you hear that.
Has anyone else on here expeirenced high CK levels before and know more about it? Is it possible that I just have a virus that has made me sick and weak the past week or so that is causing the muscle pain and CK level readings? Could it be something else?
Any input from someone who knows more about it than I do would be much appreciated.
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