Tuesday, July 22, 2014
My new neurologist has decided to start me on a trial of the medication Mestinon, which is a treatment drug for Myasthenia Gravis. He and my primary were both suspecting possible Myasthenia. The blood work for this has been negative, but he said sometimes you can have negative blood work, especially when the eyes are involved.
I have been having a recurrence of a previous symptom I had several years ago, where my eyelids get droopy at times. I showed the recent photos of my eyes to my ophthalmologist last Friday when I saw him. He took one look and said it was neurologic and looked like what he sees in Myasthenia Gravis.
The neurologist said if this is Myasthenia then the medication should help. Wow! Having a new set of doctors really makes a difference. I am so glad I switched neurologists. For any of my Spark friends with undiagnosed problems, don't be afraid to switch doctors and don't give up looking for the answer.
Thank you to all my Spark friends who have been praying for me. Please pray this new medication works for me. I am thankful that after nine years God has provided new doctors and a possible diagnosis.