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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Myotonia Congenita

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What is "myotonia congenita"?

What is "myotonia congenita"?

Myotonia congenita: Genetic disease affecting skeletal muscles, leading to delayed relaxation of those muscles (Myotonia) with rigidity, stiffness, cramping. ...Read more

Dr. John Child
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Myotonia (Definition)

Myotonia is a clinical finding where there is delayed relaxation of muscles after voluntary contraction or ...Read more


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Is there cure for myotonia congenita?

Is there cure for myotonia congenita?

No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with a condition similar to myotonia congenita (fainting goats)?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with a condition similar to myotonia congenita (fainting goats)?

Condition similar?: Similar conditions to MC include paramyotonia congenita, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, and thyroid disease. The diagnosis is secured by a muscle biopsy with the appropriate staining. Symptoms include muscle cramps which may improve with repetitive use and may be worse during acute stress. There is treatment for symptomatic cases and thus should be discussed with your treating Neurologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me about myotonia treament.?

Please tell me about myotonia treament.?

Tegretol: Myotonic dystrophy is progressive and has many complications, the least of which is myotonia other disorders with myotonia, which is failure of relaxation of muscle after contraction are usually rare genetic disorders can be treated with Dilantin or carbamazepine you really need your knowlegable neurologist. ...Read more

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How come I have myotonia, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have myotonia, but nobody else in the family has it?

Need evaluation: Failure of relaxation of the muscles except after repeated trials congenital or aquired ---myotonic dystrophy or congenital myotonia or paramyotonia----need evaluation based on distribution, frequency---can be due to situation like stress. ...Read more

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So patients have to suffer life time due to myotonia..?

So patients have to suffer life time due to myotonia..?

What are you asking?: Myotonic dystrophy and myotonia congenita are both genetic diseases that can't be cured. There's supportive measures that can help both. If someone has been less than candid with you or given you false hope of a cure, i'm sorry. No one has a perfect body, and it's my hope that you'll be able to find fitness opportunities and a good life despite your handicap. ...Read more

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Can myotonia be confused with other neurilogical/ other much casual disease? Any help appreciated!

Can myotonia be confused with other neurilogical/ other much casual disease? Any help appreciated!

CAN HAPPEN: Myotonia occurs in several different muscle disorders, and may well need to be sorted out. A series of blood tests, and an Electromyogram, with perhaps a muscle biopsy should pin down the diagnosis. Best to find a neurologist who sub specializes in neuromuscular disorders. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myotonia dystrophica?

What is the  treatment for myotonia dystrophica?

Symptomatic Therapy: Myotonic dystrophy is probably the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It is a multisystem disease that includes dystrophy of muscle, myotonia, cardiopathy, ocular cataracts, and endocrinopathy. Myotonia can be treated with anticonvulsant drugs, cardiac , ocular and endocrine symptoms are treated as they would be in any other patient. There is no specific therapy for the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if I have myotonia congenita can I take lsd?

What to do if I have myotonia congenita can I take lsd?

You shouldn't: take LSD at age 30+ with or without a history of amyotonia. Hallucinogens have variable effects, but the biggest problem is that you truly do not know what you are taking, unless you are the chemist who synthesized it and have done quality control on your product. LSD rarely has very severe adverse effects, but phencyclidine (which is often SOLD as LSD) has some nasty ones. Meditate instead. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for myotonia congentia?

No- but new types: Myotonia congenita used to be divided into either thomson or becker's disease. It now appears that there are over 80 mutations (in the chloride channel gene or a sodium channel gene) that contribute to a diagnosis of typical or atypical myotonia congenita. Identifying the particular gene mutation will lead to better personalized treatment options. ...Read more

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