Weakened hands and arms are the worst thing for me about this condition. (well, next to brainfog) I cannot wash my hair, stir a cake batter, or any repetitive activity for very long until the muscles just totally give out. Even holding up the telephone receiver makes my arm freeze in a bent position and hurts to straighten it. I cannot drive for very long without my hands and arms freezing and stiffening up on the wheel. It takes quite awhile for it to pass and I get shakes in the arms and hands from driving too long. Sometimes I just keep trying to do the movement, just trying to force it, and have no ability to use them at all, just painful and limp until I rest for a minute and then can go on for a bit. It is so frustrating to have to keep dropping everything until I can move my arms again. I wonder what the whole thing is about? It is total muscle exhaustion in a very short time. I suspect lactic acid buildup in the muscles is causing it and maybe this is some kind of disturbance with that. Any information or help is appreciated. Do any of you find this to be happening to you? This has been going on for years with me and the muscles seem to be strong enough, just no endurance whatsoever.
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