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Possible diagnosis??

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.


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PATTYKLAVER 7/24/2014 7:56AM

    Thanks for reminding people to not be afraid to change doctors. A lot of people are so used to not questioning that they fall into a rut and never get the help they need and deserve.

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LECATES 7/23/2014 1:50PM

    Hope this is the answer and that the meds help.

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STEPH-KNEE 7/22/2014 8:16PM

    emoticon I hope this is the culprit and that the medication takes care of business!

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FOCUSONME57 7/22/2014 3:49PM

    Whew! Sometimes the not knowing WHAT it is becomes the most stressful. Praying the new meds make a positive difference for you.

How wonderful that you had the chance to change doctors and get this diagnosed!

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MAWMAW101 7/22/2014 2:50PM

    I am so glad for you Penny--and I will continue to remember you every day in my prayers.
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MISSLORI5 7/22/2014 11:36AM

    I am so glad some recovery is coming! It is amazing how advanced medicine in neurology has become, and I sure hope this new diagnosis works for you! I have to get a new neurologist after 21 yrs. this summer as my recent one retired on me! All the good ones are doing that these days! I hope your week goes well, and those meds. do what they are supposed to do!! emoticon

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JSPIN74 7/22/2014 10:46AM

    I'm glad that the new drs sound like they're on the ball! ...very best wishes!

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MLKDUD 7/22/2014 10:44AM

    I'm so glad you might have some answers now! Switching doctors does help in a lot of cases! I've been trying to switch my endocrinologist for years but the doctors in my town have "agreements" to not see each other's patients. Apparently I don't have a right to switch!! Keep us posted on how the medication works!!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/22/2014 10:32AM

    emoticon it never hurts to get a second opinion!

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TERRI289 7/22/2014 10:16AM

    You are always in my prayers.... emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/22/2014 10:11AM

    I'm praying for you. emoticon emoticon
Have a wonderful day.

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