Hello Doctor. Big issue is this: The muscles on my left side are atrophying (?). Underlying isues: Ten years ago at Pennsylvania Hospital in Phila. they were unsure what was wrong, but thought it best to treat for MS based on symptoms. I ve moved to Indiana since. Six years ago, my neuro sent me to a a specialist in Cincinnati, who was sure def. not MS and not a long list of other things; but dx was unknown. Atrophy has progressed over the years; starting at toes and fingertips and working upward. The left side of my face has no substance in the cheek. It seems to be starting to have an effect on my bowels and getting food and liquid into my stomach . My gp thinks I have a vivid imagination because I can feel individual larger muscles quitting when the muscles surrounding them start to do extra work. I have not lost sensation in these areas, although there is minor tingling at tip of left pinkie and ring fingers. I woke up choking last night as my last drink of water came up in my sleep 5 hours later - still cold .
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012