Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
154 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How can Charcot Marie tooth disease be treated?

I have Charcot Marie Tooth Disease and have been prescribed Escitslopram oxalate. I have heard some drugs can be bad for someone with CMT. I had a knee replacement 7/3/17 and my patella tendon was severed so I had a cadaver tendon graft on 10/3/17 I am still recovering and am now out of cast. Anxiety level very high so I was prescribed this RX, I am afraid side effects or possible toxic effects because of my CMT. Thank you, Joann G.
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Sorry to hear of your sufferings, unfortunately there is nor treatment for CMT disease, however treating anxiety is Ok, there is no risk of disease being worsened or increased by the escitalopram, so you can take it if otherwise no problem.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I have a 33 year old daughter with Charcott Marie Tooth s disease. Her 8 year old daughter was also diagnosed with it just recently. My daughter...