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    Old 04-10-2003, 12:11 PM   #1
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    Question Upper arm weakness, muscles 'tight'

    Within the last few months, I have lost a lot of upper body strength, especially in my upper arms. I thought it was possibly due to a lack of exercise recently, but even with exercise and weights, the weakness persists.. I also tend to feel muscle tightness, especially in my neck, which can be painful. I have become more fatigued as well. I am wondering how anyone was diagnosed with MD and what their symptoms were.. Thanks

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    Old 11-21-2003, 09:58 AM   #2
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    Re: Upper arm weakness, muscles 'tight'

    Hopefully by now you have figured out the problem. I am new to the message board and just saw your question.
    I have FSH Muscular Dystrophy. I'm 40... found out when I was in my early teens. Sounds very similar to the issues I had at the beginning. When you hold your arms out straight in front of you do your wings stick out in the back? I would be happy to talk more. I also found that a lot of pumping iron seemed to excellerate the muscle weakness. There is a lot of info on the web about it.

    Hoping I'm way of base,

    Old 12-29-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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    Re: Upper arm weakness, muscles 'tight'

    I'm 19 and i have the same problem sorta, I have Emery Drifuss MD, I have the muscle tightning in my neck for the last maybe yaer and a half, i just try and keeo movin it, and yea...itsj ust soo hard to do the exercises and sctreches sometimes withe everything going on.

    Old 01-05-2004, 04:16 PM   #4
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    Re: Upper arm weakness, muscles 'tight'

    I have FSH MD . I also have lost strength in arms and wrists. Lately I have become very fatigued. Even my hips are weak. I was diagnosed when I was a sophmore in college. I would like to talk more. I am also new to the message board.

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