photchkiss Posted April 22, 2006 Report Share Posted April 22, 2006 Here's another post from a newbie :-)When I first saw a neurologist thinking I had MS in June of last year, he quickly noticed upon examination that I had muscle atrophy centered on the inner portion of my right pectoralis (chest) muscle. I've also developed some mild atrophy of my right bicep muscle.He suspected a muscle disease, and had an EMG done which came back 100% normal.I've noticed having read many of your posts and studied your signatures, that joint hypermobility and EDS seem to be common. I DO have right side scapular instability (dr. diagnosed as mild scapular winging), right elbow instability and right hip instability. My right elbow does hyperextend. The strange thing is that I have no joint instability on my left side. I've had head and neck MRI's--normal. Lumbar puncture--normal. Tons of blood tests, most normal. When I was a kid, a doctor told me that my joints were more like those of a girls--i.e., looser than normal for boys. He also told me that I had mild scoliosis that didn't require treatment.So I'm wondering, despite regular careful weight training, high protein diet, etc.--has the instability of my right side joints caused the atrophy in these areas and is this consistent with other members' experience?Or, is POTS and or some other type of autonomic disorder the cause of this atrophy?Finally, could I have EDS? Based on what I've read, I don't think I have this since I don't bruise easily and I can't bend my fingers back past 90 degrees, etc. Are there any self tests I can do to rule in or out EDS? I have two small children and I'm concerned about the genetic aspect of this disease. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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