At a TIA emergency appointment recently (thankfully I had not had a TIA) as part of the examination the doctor tested my reflexes. In my arms they were fine but he tried six times to get a response from my legs to no avail.
Eventually he got a weak response by asking me to hold my arms up and hold my hands clasping my fingers (sort of as if shaking hands with myself) then when he hit just under my knee with the reflex hammer, he asked me to pull my hands apart with resistance.
Recently it has felt like the message from my brain isn't getting to my feet and I have to concentrate on walking. BUT... The doctor was happy once he eventually got a response in both my legs. (Nothing showed on the brain MRI scan).
So I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if so do you know why? I'm wondering if it is APS (I did have a bad headache and felt dreadful at the time) . On the report to my GP he noted my reflexes as 'normal' - I do not understand as I ended up bruised because he hit the same place so many times on both legs! Hence there is no further interest!
What causes lack of leg reflexes, can it be linked to APS and why was the doctor not interested?? Thank-you 💋