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Hi there. What did your MRIs show?
Have you suffered any trauma to the brain, spinal cord or leg?
Are you in pretty good health otherwise? any diabetes? any meds? any problems in past with alcohol intake? any history of polio as child?
If your thyroid levels are within normal limits, there should be no problems here. I would suggest that you ask your GP or neurologist for nerve conduction testing (i.e. NCV/EMG) on your lower extremities. This will tell you if you have nerve damage in the leg, how severe it is, and where it is likely coming from.
Stress would not normally be a cause of leg weakness, though it could make it worse. So can fatigue.
You're welcome. Take care of yourself. Follow up with your doctors if you don't get better.
Hope all works out for the best.
"Functional" disorders are usually diagnoses of exclusion...when everything else has been ruled out.
It's possible, but you should have the nerve conduction tests to make sure it is not from nerve damage.
You're welcome, Anne. Hope all works out for the best for you.
Did you have any further questions, Anne? Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.