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Child age 12 with tight muscles in calves and inability to

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Child age 12 with tight muscles in calves and inability to raise foot at ankle with straight leg (but not when leg bent). also tense shoulders and weak voice.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Customer:

here now

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi thre.

Dr. Phil, MD :

there

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

hi. u hav any ideas pls/

Customer:

Sue

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Sue Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

Is your child's development normal otherwise?

Customer:

and u.

Customer:

hardly; was premature and has multiple learning diffs

Dr. Phil, MD :

I see.

Dr. Phil, MD :

have any investigations been done for this?

Customer:

no gp stuff. hav had private podiatry who suggested Muscl dystrophy

Dr. Phil, MD :

That is exactly what I was thinking

Dr. Phil, MD :

However, there are other things that need to be checked first

Customer:

terrified tbh. I hav myasthenia gravis. u see my issue/

Dr. Phil, MD :

WOW!

Dr. Phil, MD :

I was going to suggest MG

Dr. Phil, MD :

and checking for that and thyroid disorders

Dr. Phil, MD :

However, I can tell you that if your child has muscular dystrophy

Dr. Phil, MD :

it is a mild form

Dr. Phil, MD :

the lethal forms present much earlier in life

Customer:

glad to hear last bit!

Dr. Phil, MD :

definitely

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would start by having a referral to a neurologist

Customer:

stressed about the other but ...

Dr. Phil, MD :

I can understand

Dr. Phil, MD :

It sounds like you have already been through a lot

Dr. Phil, MD :

and now this....

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm very sorry about that

Customer:

stress is a way of life lol

Dr. Phil, MD :

That is certainly true!

Customer:

been thru years of hell already. sorted primitive reflexes with exercise program. sorted behaviour stuff with Johanssen therapy and hearing probs. now doing vision therapy cos eyes got poor accommodation and diplopia and seeing floating colours

Dr. Phil, MD :

Wow, that is a lot

Customer:

having homeopathic stuff now to help anxiety too

Dr. Phil, MD :

That's good. Whatever helps in my opinion

Customer:

dunno if im talking to u abt this cos just at end of tether!

Customer:

is seeing neuro yr complete answer pls?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Sorry my computer went down

Customer:

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

You are a great parent and you are doing your best. That's all you can do

Customer:

is there anything else I can do pls?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I think you should investigate this more under care of a neurologist

Customer:

thank you. hav u ever heard of dietry changes having effect on these kind of symptoms?

Dr. Phil, MD :

No, I have not

Dr. Phil, MD :

because it is a genetic problem

Dr. Phil, MD :

diet will have little effect

Dr. Phil, MD :

but eating healthy and exercising never hurt anyone

Customer:

yr right. thnx for being there.

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome Sue :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you?

Customer:

sure. I will keep going for her. im still here, untreated cos it made evrythng worse. neuro suggested alternative therapies for me and they dunno how im still alive but I am.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Just gotta keep your head down and keep going

Dr. Phil, MD :

you can do it Sue

Customer:

yes I will. thank you for believing that I can cos that makes me believe it more!

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome Sue :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

please don't forget to give me a rating before exiting

Customer:

I will

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sorry thght I had answrd. gave excellent rating.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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