Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

124 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What does high CPK levels with exhaustion and uncontrolled eye movement indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Alokkalyani


Practicing since :1999

Answered : 517 Questions

Posted on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 in Brain and Spine
Question: have health problems but, for a long x told Doctors' I go through spells of exhaustion hard to explain very weak etc. I am on Disability my voice was not heard blood test came back ok. I w/o do daily 4 wks ago went with teenage son to trainer harder w/o but, no excessive. Next day left arm not moving, left eye half open no control. first x eye, not with limbs. neurologist ordered many test. finally ordered level CPK which came bk
2543. had test to in office found muscle inflammation/damage . schedule for muscle biopsy. had another blood test no meds taken. new CPK normal 4 wks later but, confused symptoms I have had almost exactly similar to Polymyosostis. If doc. is correct will confirm biopsy why difference in CPK level>
I have all test and results with me do not know how to scan them in and/or upload
Answered by Dr. Alokkalyani 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
rare chance of polymyositis

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query

I am Dr. Alok and very pleased to be assisting you with your health questions today.

I do not think that you have Polymyositis, as it is a slow progressive disease, which initially involve pelvic muscle and have difficulty in sitting or standing or climbing stairs or lift hands over head. it never involve eye muscles.
May be you have high CK value due to excessive exercise or any viral infection or may be due to any drugs. Now if CK is normal -- means you do not have Polymyositis.
It is confirmed by EMG test or by biopsy. Other blood test which are suggestive are - SGOT, SGPT and aldolase

Hope this helps and provides answers to your question.
If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to ask me again
I wish you good health, take care
--Dr. Alok

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests ,  

Recent questions on  Limbs

doctor1 MD

I am 14 weeks pregnant with twins. For the past 3 days am having severe shooting pain in my arms and shoulders. It started with left hand now moved to right hand. Even my right knee, ankle and thighs have started to pain. I have applied pain...

doctor1 MD

Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, I need an analysis (a second opinion ) on MRI Scan/Film. Patient was diagnosed for ALS -Although I dont too much agree with this. The scanned film/documents can be found here:...

doctor1 MD

Hi I am a person with spina bifida with no other problems excpet back pain and weaker lower limbs. But was able to walk normally like others At 21 years age, i was operated to correct the bifida. From then my back pain was reduced. But got more weakness to my left lower limb. Limp while walking. Not able to walk normally as previous.

doctor1 MD

my polio effected leg was operated at my age of 6 years, in result there is a difference of 1/2 in length betwwen two leg. that s why there is a limbing in my walking. My question is that which kind of trouble may I face in my future ? can it be paralised in my old age ? Now I am 42 years old.