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Myasthenia Gravis

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Mon Jul 24 11:54:37 EST 1995


In article <420402306wnr at tropheus.demon.co.uk>, Steve Wolstenholme <steve at trophe
us.demon.co.uk> writes:
>About 4 years ago I was showing symptoms of Myasthenia
>Gravis. My GP was fairly certain of his diagnosis but he
>sent me for tests just in case. I had various tests
>including some antibody test (which I can't remeber the
>name of) and an injection that immediately relieved the
>facial symptoms and made me feel quite well for a few
>seconds. The antibody test that was supposed to be a good
>method of diagnosis proved negative.
>
>My symptoms continued to get worse for a month or so but
>then I ran out of a tablet I was taking for a different
>problem and I went without them for a few days. The
>Myasthenia Gravis symptoms dissapeared within a week and
>they have not returned. The tablets were 5mg Oxybutynin
>hydrochloride. I no longer take the tablets.
>
>Steve Wolstenholme
>
>
>
Very interesting.  Oxybutynin may be useful as a medicine to
treat the disease assuming an opponent reaction occurred.
Ron Blue



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