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To preface my concerns, consider the following: My Dad died of complications of Advancing Supranuclear Palsy. My Mom has MS and peripheral neuropathy. I am now 54 years old and male who is suffering neurological symptoms of assorted symptoms. About sixteen months ago I started to get extreme pain and muscle spasms primarily on the right side of my body. It starts seemingly in my neck and radiates into my right shoulder and arm. I paid for an MRI which showed lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis, bone spurring and bulging discs. Still need a Neurologist to read the report, four months in. An Internal Medicine specialist said "fibromyalgia, no other investigation needed." He put me on the following medications" Mirtazapine - 60 mg's at bedtime - Gabapentin - 900 mg's per day - Baclofen - 40 mg's per day. I have tapered these medications down over the last few months by 2/3'rds because they never helped me at all. Having trouble walking due to the spasms and rigidity. I'm afraid that I have ALS or Advancing Supranuclear Palsy (similar to ALS) because the symptoms keep getting worse. I'm on a waiting list to see a Neurologist but that could take ten months in our sham socialized medical system. Any thoughts as I'm suffering and scared as hell.
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