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Why aren’t my medications for myasthenia gravis working?

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In brief: May need change

Myasthenia medication responses vary from patient to pt, and there are several choices to treat.
Steroids, mestinon, (pyridostigmine) ivig, even chemotherapies, may all play a role. However, sometimes, simple dosage adjustment may work. Also, look out for occult infections, or metabolic problems which may be sabotaging success.

In brief: May need change

Myasthenia medication responses vary from patient to pt, and there are several choices to treat.
Steroids, mestinon, (pyridostigmine) ivig, even chemotherapies, may all play a role. However, sometimes, simple dosage adjustment may work. Also, look out for occult infections, or metabolic problems which may be sabotaging success.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Is it myasthenia?

While you may well have a particularly difficult-to-treat case, it is important to confirm that you do indeed have myasthenia.
If you have a positive antibody test, the diagnosis more assured. If not, a more extensive workup might be indicated. The most sensitive electrodiagnostic test for myasthenia is a single-fiber emg, which can be performed by a neuromuscular specialist.

In brief: Is it myasthenia?

While you may well have a particularly difficult-to-treat case, it is important to confirm that you do indeed have myasthenia.
If you have a positive antibody test, the diagnosis more assured. If not, a more extensive workup might be indicated. The most sensitive electrodiagnostic test for myasthenia is a single-fiber emg, which can be performed by a neuromuscular specialist.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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