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What causes leg weakness along with difficulty in swallowing and fatigue?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: Hello Sir. I am diabetic. As per last test my sugar level was 116 in fasting. The problem is I am feeling extreme weakness in my legs. It is like I have lost all my stamina. Even I am afraid of climbing stairs. After some light exercise I feel tired. For last three months I am facing difficulty in swallowing food. I have consulted neurologist and doctor has prescribed some tests and advised hospitalization. Prescription is attached with this query. If you have some better advice for this type of problem please suggest me so that I can opt for better treatment.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get admitted and evaluated in a hospital under neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
If you have difficulty in deglutition and speech difficult,then hospitalization is required for further work up and treatment.
Your prescription is also showing possibility of myasthenia gravis or CIDP which needs work up.
In CIDP, weakness in all limbs occur due to injury to nerves.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (40 minutes later)
thank you for your quick feedback sir.
what is the possible medication for myasthenia gravis and CIDP if diagnosed?
if not diagnosed with this two type of dieases what could be next possible reason of this kind of symptoms?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get investigated as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The treatment for myasthenia gravis comprise of steroid and immunomodulatory drugs.
The treatment for CIDP is steroids and immunoglobulin.
The other possibility may be high cervical myelopathy.
Get admitted for detailed work up.
Wishing you good health and early recovery.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Brief Answer: Get admitted and evaluated in a hospital under neurologist Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concern. If you have difficulty in deglutition and speech difficult,then hospitalization is required for further work up and treatment. Your prescription is also showing possibility of myasthenia gravis or CIDP which needs work up. In CIDP, weakness in all limbs occur due to injury to nerves. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist