Calve asymmetry.... what's going on?

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    Nov 28, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    So I'm going to try and summarize some complex medical history in a few lines. In may of 2008, I started having all of these phantom symptoms that were neurological in nature. I was tested for Lyme Disease, MS, ALS... nothing came back. They said it was probably just stress, and my intense fear of having those diseases that caused these neurological symptoms.

    I'm much better now, no more pins and needles feelings, no more phantom numbness, and my muscle fasiculations (little involuntary twitches, like the ones you have in your eyelid... but mine were everywhere, literally) are gone, essentially. But since then I've always had this sort of 'stiffness' in my calve muscle that wont fully go away.

    Today I noticed that my right calve is quite a bit bigger than my left (i was putting on very fitted jeans). Sometimes I walk funny sort of on purpose as to 'stretch' out the leg that feels tight (ie, I keep my heel on the ground longer so the muscle stretches out). I can run and walk and do everything I need to do... no problems, its just... this tight feeling.

    Perhaps my muscle stretching-walking is causing the situation to be worse. Or maybe its just normal to have asymmetry and I'm being worried for no reason. I had an EMG a year ago (where they stick a needle in all your muscles to measure the electrical nerve signals) and the ones in my leg and limbs were all very normal.

    What do I make of this?
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    Nov 28, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    you said it was a complex medical history which means that we can hardly sort it out on the net. If all you are saying is that your calves are tight then you should try regular stretching of them. If it´s more then even the people who are qualified to help won´t be able to do much by email...

    besos
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    Nov 28, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    Something to think about: some of what you are describing can be associated with the side effects of anti-depressants, which can come on at any time during use.
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    Nov 28, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    My left calve is bigger. I think it's due to many years of driving in LA traffic with a manual transmission car. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 28, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    xrichx saidMy left calve is bigger. I think it's due to many years of driving in LA traffic with a manual transmission car. icon_lol.gif


    What explains your right fore-arm?icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif