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A 19-year-old male asked about a 19-year-old male:

Sudden body heaviness like i can't walk or even move my arm, it hits for 9-18 secs then fades, i did sugar test, thyroid, ekg, blood came fine. but i have sinusitis what's wrong? i'm19 kind humid here

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Periodic paralysis: There are a few different forms including thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (abnormal thyroid tests), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (sounds like yours), Andersen Syndrome (paralysis is prolonged) and psychogenic among others. At this point you need evaluation by a specialist/neurologist, good family history, possible EMG, cardiac evaluation and poss. genetic testing. Good news is all have tx's.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2015

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