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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.
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I'm Dr. Phil
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hi. u hav any ideas pls/
Hi Sue Nice to meet you
Is your child's development normal otherwise?
hardly; was premature and has multiple learning diffs
have any investigations been done for this?
no gp stuff. hav had private podiatry who suggested Muscl dystrophy
That is exactly what I was thinking
However, there are other things that need to be checked first
terrified tbh. I hav myasthenia gravis. u see my issue/
I was going to suggest MG
and checking for that and thyroid disorders
However, I can tell you that if your child has muscular dystrophy
it is a mild form
the lethal forms present much earlier in life
glad to hear last bit!
I would start by having a referral to a neurologist
stressed about the other but ...
I can understand
It sounds like you have already been through a lot
and now this....
I'm very sorry about that
stress is a way of life lol
That is certainly true!
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
Wow, that is a lot
having homeopathic stuff now to help anxiety too
That's good. Whatever helps in my opinion
dunno if im talking to u abt this cos just at end of tether!
is seeing neuro yr complete answer pls?
Sorry my computer went down
You are a great parent and you are doing your best. That's all you can do
is there anything else I can do pls?
I think you should investigate this more under care of a neurologist
thank you. hav u ever heard of dietry changes having effect on these kind of symptoms?
No, I have not
because it is a genetic problem
diet will have little effect
but eating healthy and exercising never hurt anyone
yr right. thnx for being there.
you're welcome Sue :)
Did I do excellent work for you?
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.
Just gotta keep your head down and keep going
you can do it Sue
yes I will. thank you for believing that I can cos that makes me believe it more!
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