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My husband is experiencing extreme weakness in s legs. He's

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My husband is experiencing extreme weakness in his legs. He's been having problems for a long time. If he drinks and smokes in the evening they get really really bad..Is this probably a neurology problem? We're trying to decide what type of doctor to go to.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

does he take any meds?

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Please get back to me if you wish to discusd this with a neurologist. If he has has studies such as emg or mri of his lower spine please post results and i will reply. Dr frank

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no tests have been done
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Well the improvement off statins suggest that he had at least in part a statin induced myositis. His blood test would have been abnormal ( ck) and if lowered now would gove you an answer. Contributing conditions could be neuropathy from a variety of sources. From the back or inherent disease like diabetes. He needs a neurologist to examine and sort it out and tests as described previously. Get back to me if i cAn help or rate me if satisfied. Dr frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This could be neuropathy or nerve damage related to alcohol

I would recommend an EMG to see if there is any damage.