Hi Beth. I'm glad you're here. I'm real close to Portland, OR. I'm In Oregon Cityt. right down the road from PDX.
I ahd been telling robert i sense change in my vision but i couldn't figure it out. It was when my daughter visited about a month ago she said "mom, open your eye" Just the left eyelid was more than 3/4 closed & a week later the right started in. No sagging or numbness in my face. I called my eye specialist and he said to come right in. He msut have suspected M because he ordered blood work to look for it and one other disorder. It was positive for MG.
Neurologist appt went okay i did lots of arm exercises and Dr. asked me many ?'s do i ahve trouble breathing? weakness anywhere, etc. He put me on a pill called Pyridostigmine. It has helped my eyes a lot and I've learned to eat before taking my pill and with milk to avoid upset stomache.
I'm waiting for a CT scan of my chest (Thymus) and a breathing test.
MG patients can ahve trouble breathing and trouble swallowing and chest muscles can close up.
I'm feeling pretty good have my old energy back Just frustrated cuz of the rain.
Right eye is fully opened up Left eye is getting there. Vision in left eye is slightly blurry.
I ahve an optholmoplogist appt comign up in a few to check out my eyes again. Eye specialist is keeping a close watch on me.
I'm glad that you started this group and invited your friends to come and lend you support. I had never heard of it until my friend's dad came down with it. I had thought he must have had a stroke, because half of his face looked droopy. But that wasn't what it was. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Tell us how the appointment went and how you're doing now.
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Hi! I am here as an MG supporter for my friend, Debbie. There is a lot of info out there, but when it hits home, it is the personal things and people that matter to the MG patient. Let's all try to learn as much as possible and share with each other!!
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Aww Thank you Willow! Robert told me this is a rare disorder and that by his research he found in the main Portland area here there is pretty much only 35 diagnosed. You might see fi you can help get others to join. Other than my bloging this is pretty much where I will be sharing my journey.
It was the change in my vision and the droopy eye first in left then in right and botha re almost fully closed. I see my neurologist for the first time tomorrow. I'd love support here I hope everyone would be able to offer me and others a ray of light. Here I'll discuss my journey.
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