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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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Myotonia (Definition)

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


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

Depends: In myotonia there can be increased muscle tone or deceased muscle tone. For patients with hypertonicity baclofan can be prescribed which is a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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My friend have myotonia. Now he going to get treatment through accupuncher . Will it cure this disease?

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 more

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Im 43 I have myotonia (not sure if md or mc) it bothers me most in my tongue. It looks to me it's wasting. Any treatment to stop atrophy in my tongue?

Stay proactive: You need to know whether you have myotonic dystrophy or myotonia congenita, or something else you also have the right to know its exact genetic signature -- this is the 21st century. Neither disease is particularly treatable, but getting the exact information will enable you to join clinical studies and have what you need for support group membership. Sorry i can't offer more, good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for myotonia congentia?

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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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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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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Could neurology myotonia be confused with another disease?

Could neurology myotonia be confused with another disease?

Sure.: I presume you mean "Neuromyotonia." There are several diseases which cause myotonia and there are some other diseases which LOOK like myotonia. Best discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about neurology myotonia confused with other disease?

Neurologist can tell: Myotonia is a symptom of neuromuscular conditions in which the muscle cannot relax and therefore has an increased tone. A neurologist can assess for myotonia. Symptoms similar to but not the same as myotonia may suggest other conditions including paramyotonia congenita and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myotonia/myotonia.htm ...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