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Causes Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Can myotonia be confused with other neurilogical/ other much casual disease? Any help appreciated!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend have myotonia. Now he going to get treatment through accupuncher . Will it cure this disease?
Not a cure: Myotonia is a specific form of muscle disorder where the muscle goes into a spasm and very slowing relaxes. It may be caused by toxic effects, medication effects, or genetic disorders. Acupuncture may help relax the involved muscle and help teach the patient how to control the spasms. But it will not cure the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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