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  1. SeanQHX1

    Muscular Dystrophy-like Symptoms

    Hi everyone again. Since late 2019, I've been getting muscle wasting issues which continue to steadily get worse, despite taking loads of foods, suppliments, proteins and meal replacements. More recently, I've been developing swollen calves that look huge and out of proportion with my worryingly...
  2. L

    Severe Cramping of Leg Muscles & Feet

    Hello Everyone.....Lately I've been having trouble with severe cramps in my calves and feet. It originally started in my calves and I have no idea why my feet are now involved. I've been hospitalized with serious matters, each one different, 6 times in the past 8 mos. I don't know if it has...