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Muscle Weakness

I have been falling for 3 years, in the last 2 years I've fallen 22 time. With good luck so far haven't broken anything. But I am afraid to go outside the house, meanwhile I am so weak. I haven't driven for 3 months but my driver is getting married and I might really be in a pickle. I am scheduled to start PT and they are unfamiliar with MG. Does anyone else have this symptom and had therapy, haven't really seen this particular problem.

  1. It's understandable to feel afraid after experiencing frequent falls. Starting physical therapy is a positive step, but it's crucial to communicate your concerns about myasthenia gravis (MG) with your therapist so they can tailor the treatment accordingly also I would suggest you to perform some mallakhamb muscle strengthening exercises that I regularly practice you can refer it as well to know more about the exercise can read this amazing article on however in the end its us who never give up and become strong enough to tackle any problem.

    1. I fell twice in the year prior to seeing double which was the first indication I might have MG. I requested my doctor prescribe fall-prevention physical therapy after the second fall. The doctor said that when we get older we don't pick our feet up and that was probably the reason I fell. He was right about how I fell, but not the cause which was elusive at that time.

      1. Well it happened. I fell down 7 carpeted steps. Lost it in bathroom twice then scooted on butt to top stairs thinking I could do steps on butt one at a time. I*ve done this numerous times in the past. Arms too weak. Slid, step at a time, all the way to the bottom like a slide. Broke back, L4 and 5. The beast got me, a new problem, just wears you out.

        1. My deepest sympathies. How terrible. I am so sorry you are dealing with this. How are you feeling now, and what does healing look like with this type of injury?
          - Jodi, Team Member

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