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What is stiff person syndrome (SPS)?

What is stiff person syndrome (SPS)?

SPS: Rare neurologic disease with progressive stiffness & rigidity of the trunk. One treatment is Benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What exactly is stiff person syndrome?

What exactly is stiff person syndrome?

SPS: Rare neurologic disease with progressive stiffness & rigidity of the trunk. One treatment is Benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever helped someone with stiff person syndrome (moersch woltman) find appropriate exercise?

Has anyone ever helped someone with stiff person syndrome (moersch woltman) find appropriate exercise?

Yoga therapy: If you can find a physical therapist that is also trained in restorative yoga, that may help. This can improve flexibility. If you can find a well-trained iyengar yoga specialist and have personal sessions that can also help. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?

Are there any new treatments for stiff person syndrome?

Not really: This curious and devastating autoimmune disease was newly-discovered when i was in medical school, and is very challenging for both patient and physician. You probably know much more about it than most doctors do. There's a helpful article at medscape http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1172135-treatment good luck and don't give up hope. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever worked with someone whose stiff person syndrome (moersch woltman syndrome) went into remission? Did it come back again?

Has anyone ever worked with someone whose stiff person syndrome (moersch woltman syndrome) went into remission?  Did it come back again?

This interests me: Do you know of someone with stiff person syndrome who went into remission? How did it go into remission? Stiff person syndrome is rare and usually devastating. I have someone with this who has tried many treatments and is not doing well. So, would like your experience.... And which md treated this person? So, to answer your question, I have not seen this go into remission. ...Read more

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Does stiff-person syndrome (moersch woltman) "burn out" with age, as the immune system weakens?

Does stiff-person syndrome (moersch woltman) "burn out" with age, as the immune system weakens?

No: The disease kniown as stiffman syndrome is not known to burn out if the synptoms reolve one would question the diagnosis. It is a progressive disease not well treated controlled with diazapam high doses and has been treated with plasmaphioresis with mixed results. ...Read more

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Are there any tests to determine if you have stiff person syndrome? I have constant joint pain, twitching muscles, elevated crp

Are there any tests to determine if you have stiff person syndrome? I have constant joint pain, twitching muscles, elevated crp

GAD Antibodies: You can be checked for antibodies to the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (gad). Talk to a neurologist. This is often a diagnosis be exclusion. ...Read more

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Need info about stiff persons syndrome please?

Need info about stiff persons syndrome please?

Stiff Man syndrome: Stiff person syndrome (sps) (or stiff-man syndrome; also known as moersch-woltman condition) is a rare neurologic disorder of unknown etiology characterized by progressive rigidity and stiffness, primarily of the axial musculature, that is superimposed by spasms, resulting in postural deformities. There are also sub-variants: stiff baby syndrome and stiff limb syndrome. ...Read more

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What is stiff persons syndrome &how many men in the world have it?

What is stiff persons syndrome &how many men in the world have it?

Nervous system: This is a very rare nervous system disease in which the body's immune system attacks itself. Symptoms include progressive rigidity and stiffness. ...Read more

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Can any1 break down stiff persons syndrome 4me or help me find a web site or other diseases that are the same if any.

Can any1 break down stiff persons syndrome 4me or help me find a web site or other diseases that are the same if any.

AAN: http://tools.aan.com/apps/disorders/index.cfm?event=database:disorder.view;disorder_id=1070 that is one link, check the american academy of neurology site for other information. They had a "neurology now" article for patient reading a few years ago. ...Read more

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I hav pos myopathy &was just dignosed with stiff persons syndrome&taking ivig tm's are these tied 2gether? Don't know what myopathy is yet either

I hav pos myopathy &was just dignosed with stiff persons syndrome&taking ivig tm's are these tied 2gether? Don't know what myopathy is yet either

muscle disease: Myopathy merely means abnormal muscle, and typically presents with weakness over shoulders and hips. Stiff person's syndrome causes muscular rigidity and spasms, but is not a myopathy but rather an autoimmune disorder affecting glutamic acid decarboxylase, and amphiphysin. Ivig is likely your best approach. Likely you have but one disorder. ...Read more

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Could stiff man syndrome affect your talking?

Could stiff man syndrome affect your talking?

Possibly: Some people have it so severe that it can cause issues with throat musculature and even the tongue. That being said, this is usually later in progression or flairs and would not be an early isolated event. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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I have been having stiffness. Positive ana, sed rate of 54, high total protein 8.4 and globulin 4.2. >8.0 Sjogrens syndrome A. What might I have?

I have been having stiffness.  Positive ana, sed rate of 54, high total protein 8.4 and globulin 4.2.  >8.0 Sjogrens syndrome A.  What might I have?

See details: Impossible to say without more specific information but problems such as lupus or other connective tissue disorders are certainly consideration. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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I have dural ectasia and have constant pain and stiffness I dont have Marfan syndrome what can I do for treatment or type of doctor besides pain meds?

I have dural ectasia and have constant pain and stiffness I dont have Marfan syndrome what can I do for treatment or type of doctor besides pain meds?

Back pain / ectasia: A condition like dural ectasia can be very troublesome. Besides pain medication, people with this condition may respond to physical therapy, surgery, stimulator therapy or muscle relaxant treatment. Recruiting a physiatrist or PMR doctor and a neurosurgeon to your team would be helpful. ...Read more

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Chronic pain syndrome. What is it? Info on it? Rheumo refer to pain doctor. Have ms. Bad joint pain stiffness. Same as another chronic pain on site

Chronic pain syndrome.  What is it? Info on it? Rheumo refer to pain doctor.  Have ms. Bad joint pain stiffness.  Same as another chronic pain on site

CPS: Cps is a poorly defined condition. Most authors consider ongoing pain lasting longer than 6 months as diagnostic, and others have used 3 months as the minimum criterion. Chronic pain syndrome (cps) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history and poor response to therapy. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/310834-overview. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain for 2 weeks now on the bottom right side of my head. Like a stiffness or dull pain. No other symptoms. Should I see a DR?

I have a dull pain for 2 weeks now on the bottom right side of my head. Like a stiffness or dull pain. No other symptoms. Should I see a DR?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should see your primary care physician first who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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What is the complication of untreated juvenile athritis for 5 years?My symptoms now is very mild. Morning stiffness now is much lesse sometime none.

What is the complication of untreated juvenile athritis for 5 years?My symptoms now is very mild. Morning stiffness now is much lesse sometime none.

It depends: There are several subtypes of juvenile inflammatory arthritis. Some can cause significantly joint damage if untreated and others won't. ...Read more