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Old 07-05-2019, 08:29 AM   #1
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Hi all. I found this forum last week and have read and learned so much from your posts. In February I developed double vision, went to my ophthalmologist (for new glasses I thought) but instead he sent me to the ER for brain scans which were all clear. I followed up with a neuro-ophthalmologist who suspected MG because I also reported overall weakness and difficulty swallowing. The blood tests were negative, but he said that doesn't mean anything.

So now the neuro-ophthalmologist has started me on Pyridostigmine but I am not seeing any improvement to any of my symptoms after 2 weeks. He also inserted a temporary prism in my glasses to help the double vision - every day I still put on another pair of glasses on to see if the double vision has improved, but it has not.

Is this typical as we move along the trial and error path? Thanks.
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Hi OneWayTrippe

Welcome to NeuroTalk .

I have no personal experience of MG so can't say anything helpful about Pyridostigmine/Mestinon. However, I am sure that other members will be able to offer you good ideas.

The Search function (https://www.neurotalk.org/search.php) could also help. You can use it to find topics here which might help you.

All the best.
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