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

bodyheavy sensation/almost paralyse triggered by hand movements subside w/rest 1-2min.periodic paralysis/lakeofsleep? vanishes for months sometimes

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Dr. David Sanford
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Worrisome: Paralysis is always a concerning symptom. I would recommend an examination by a primary care physician to do a full neurologic exam including deep tendon reflexes, grip strength, gait, muscle symmetry, etc. Given your age and no other history, I would want to rule out myasthenia gravis, among other common neuromuscular disorders possibly include blood work, imaging and EMG testing.

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Last updated Aug 7, 2017

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