normal uninterrupted play during childhood with what i thought once in awhile being stiff like a board after a whole day occasionally 1970's age ten or so. as the only symptom of anything prior to later symptoms. couldn't run quite as fast as the rest. had to wear shoes with arch supports in them. many years passed. went into the army. MAXED P.T. TESTS. HAD 15 TO 18 INCH BICEP MUSCLE MEASUREMENTS. STARTED HAVING BACK PAIN DUE TO INJURY. STOPPED EXERCISING DAILY AGE 24 1987. BETWEEN THAT AND NOW I HAVE LOST 6 TO 8 INCHES ON QUADRICEPS AND BICEPS MEASUREMENT. AGE 44 NOW ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT PER YEAR NO MATTER HOW ACTIVE I AM. AND AM NOW MUCH LESS ACTIVE DUE TO PAIN AND WEAKNESS. CPK BLOOD SERUM READINGS IN THE HIGH 4500 AND LOW 5000 RANGE. HAD EMG TESTS HAD NERVE AND MUSCLE BIOPSY. COMPLEX REPETATIVE DISCHARGES. MILD DIFFUSE MYELAN LOSS, ATROPHIED AND HYPERTROPHIED MUSCLE FIBERS. OTHER FAMILY HISTORY? IS IT AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT OR X LINKED RECESSIVE IF ANY? CANCER, DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE SEEMS TO BE COMMON FAMILIAL. MY COUSIN VINCE DIED OF LIKE THE BUBONIC PLAGUE OR SOMETHING. ON MY DAD'S SIDE. MY AUNT ON MY DAD'S SIDE DIED AFTER GOING INTO REMISSION OF LYMPH NODE CANCER COMPLICATIONS DUE TO ALS OUT OF NOWHERE AS FAR AS I KNOW. ON MY MOM'S SIDE MY GRANDFATHER WAS SITTING IN A WHEEK\LCHAIR FROM KMY EARLIEST RECOLLECTION. HE HAD SOME SORT OF NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE. THEY NAMED IT THE LEAST WHEN THEY CAME UP WITH NAMES FOR IT SINCE IN THE 30'S THEY WOULD HAVE JUST CALLED IT LAME. WELL, FROM WHAT I HAD READ ACCORDING TO AGE AND SEVERITY IT WAS NOT WHAT THEY DIAGNOSED MY BROTHER WITH BUT ONE OF THE MORE SEVER FORMS IF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AT ALL. IF IT IS HE HAS BEEN MISDIAGNOSED AS HAVE I AND CHEATED OUT OF FAIR DISABILITY. \SURE, THE MONEY I HAVE BEEN CHEATED OUT OF IS PART OF THE REASON I NEED LIKE A FIFTYETH OPINION. FROM MY POSSIBLE CHOICES I BELIEVE IT IS A COMBINATION AND MOST PROBABLY ONE YOU WOULD GROUP UNDER LIMB AND GIRDLE
I donn't know, but I have cmt. I have very high archs and no feelings in my toes and little to no feelings in my feet and legs. My feet are deformed and although I walk fairly normal, I fall quite often. They preformed an electrode test on my legs and feet to test for nerve damage and then they used a needle to preform another test to see how much damage was done. After that, blood was taken and sent to a lab in Boston, Mass. where it was confirmed that I had cmt. My father, brother, aunt, several uncles, and I have one nephew who has a severe case of it. It is highly hereditary.
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