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Jun 12, 2016 · Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

Female – 67 yrs. old. I started having breathing problems Sept 2015. After a few weeks I had slurred speech. Went to the ER, no stroke – told me to go to my PC doctor. Made an appt with PC doctor and a cardiologist. The cardiologist is the one that dx me with Myasthenia Gravis. Went to a neurologist at the Methodist Hosp. in the Houston Medical center. After test confirmed the dx, I went as an outpatient (all day) testing to see how to treat me. I will go to Methodist starting this Monday through Thursday for an IVIG infusion. If this treatment works, the doctor will set up a monthly IVIG plan. Went back to my cardiiologist last week, he said I will feel so much better after starting the IVIG. My breathing is my main concern, but my leg muscles and back muscles are weak. I’ve had the druppy eyelids, vision problems, arm and hand weakness, swallowing problems (scary). Have called “First Responders” many times to come get me up off the floor or ground. Looking forward to being able to walk through the house without feeling like I am about to take my last breath.

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