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A 29-year-old member asked:

has anyone with paramyotonia congenita and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis used carbonic anhydrase inhibitors?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Channelopathies: Your question is interesting. Here is a reference that answers it: channelopathies. Moxley iii rt. Curr treat options neurol. 2000 jan;2(1):31-47. Pmid: 11096735 [pubmed - as supplied by publisher] in short, yes. Longer answer, in some situations it can help, in others, it can make matters worse. The reasons are not understood. Go to pubmed and search for that article, then read the abstract.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I have paramyotonia congenita and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis and want to try carbonic anhydrase inhibitors?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Then by all means: speak to your neurologist. We all have to learn about these condition, frankly, they are heavily tested on our board exams; however, rarely actually seen. I'd consider seeing a neurologist with expertise in neuromuscular disorders.

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