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... I am curious to see how many of you have been given a genetic blood test to find out which specific form you have. ... (5 replies)
... I was given a genetic blood test. It was to find out what kind of myotonia I had, though. ... (5 replies)
... I had my blood send to Athena Diagnostics somewhere in the US. I'm sure you can find information online about the tests they offer. ... (5 replies)

... Hi Shellette! I wondered where you've been. Sounds like you went through quite an ordeal! I'm still walking (slowly) but the chairs, stairs and getting into other peoples homes is REALLY becoming an issue. No, I've not had my two teenage daughters tested. They are both athletes and seem to be okay so far. I can't see scaring them by suggesting tests. It really wouldn't... (5 replies)
... email doctors and researchers that might be interested in your case. I do it all the time and most write back...even the big shots. 2 or 3 have asked me to send blood and have tested me using grant money. ... (5 replies)
... Hello Mark, Have you gotten your children tested? I am debating whether I should have them tested or not. I been through a journey these last few months but I feel better than I have in a long time. I have a trach now and I have a ventilator. I haven't gotten results from my 2nd biopsy yet but I should know something in July. (5 replies)
... It's very frustrating not to have a firm diagnosis, I'm sure. I got the genetic blood tests for suspected LGMD two weeks ago, but still haven't heard. They said it takes about 5 weeks. I kind of feel that my life is on hold until I find out. ... (9 replies)
Possible MD?
Mar 24, 2011
... Hi everybody, I'm posting here as I'm recently diagnosed with distal myopathy, it is still unknown which category. Since 2008 I have noticed that I have problems in walking but they were minimal. In January 2009 I realized that I cannot wear highheels and also have problems with moving my toe. Still not bothering, but in September 2010 it was obvious that I cannot stand on... (19 replies)
**aphilk**
Feb 4, 2007
... en out there, but my understanding is not all places have enough funding to be running this all of the time for patients and many ppl have access to this type of genetic test only if they offer themselves up for participation on clin trials, which of course require definitive diagnosis. ... (2 replies)
... now. A few months back I approached his pedi about it, but he said it was probably just growing pains. He continued to complain about it so I insisted on some tests a few weeks ago. The dr order scans of his legs and blood tests for Lyme and Muscular Dystrophy. ... (1 replies)
**aphilk**
Feb 3, 2007
... Hello, My mother has limb girdle, but she's never been tested, so doesn't know !which type. I have the symptoms (primarily shoulder muscle weakness). I went to a physiatrist, and she ordered blood tests (not genetic, but testing for muscle enzymes). When all those came back slightly elevated, she sent me to a neurologist for an electromyography test (needles/shocking -... (2 replies)
... My neuro actually suggested to me that I get the the genetic blood test. He told me that the test may come back negative, but that wouldn't mean I don't have LGMD. ... (8 replies)
... im a 23 yo female with lgmd, dont know which type. when did you get your genetic blood test. ... (8 replies)
... Well, I guess it's back to the Bethlem dx. My doctor did say that we could start genetic testing. I will be able to talk with him more about that at my next appt. in Sept. ... (39 replies)
... ears of blood tests, 3 different neuromuscular doctors, 3 EMG's, 3 NCV, muscle biopsy, neurological exams, I have finally been diagnosed with dysferlinopathy via genetic blood testing. I wouldn't mind getting this is if I was older but this is an age where you are supposed to be in your prime of your life. ... (4 replies)
... Ive actually been seeing my neuro through the MDA clinic as well for years. She has given me a few blood tests but all neg or inconclusive. They had been testing my muscle biopsy previously, which is flying around somewhere on the west coast probably lol. ... (8 replies)
... Do you have any health insurance. My MDA doctor can usually get the tests approved stating it's medically necessary. I've had 3 or 4 genetic tests ran. ... (9 replies)
Lots of questions
Oct 24, 2009
... s and high blood pressure. It seemed to help but left me with an almost constant feeling of lightheadedness. I actually cut back on the HCTZ and it seems to have helped. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Abigail, I read your reply and I know things are hard but here is some good news, when a child is a mutation, sometimes their condition is easier than boys who have inherited it from their mothers. Mark had loads of friends who has died from DMD and they got it from the gene in their Mother's, all Mark's friends were stick thin and died basically when they were very... (29 replies)
... Hi Abigail, I read your reply and I know things are hard but here is some good news, when a child is a mutation, sometimes their condition is easier than boys who have inherited it from their mothers. Mark had loads of friends who has died from DMD and they got it from the gene in their Mother's, all Mark's friends were stick thin and died basically when they were very... (29 replies)




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