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MUSCULAR WEAKNESS Symptoms and Causes

Myasthenia gravis is a disease that causes weakness in your voluntary muscles. These are the muscles that you control. For example, you may have weakness in the muscles for eye movement, facial expressions, and swallowing. You can also have weakness in other muscles. This weakness gets worse with activity, and better with rest.

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals to your muscles. This makes your muscles weaker.

Other conditions can cause muscle weakness, so myasthenia gravis can be hard to diagnose. Tests used to make a diagnosis include blood, nerve, muscle, and imaging tests.

With treatment, the muscle weakness often gets much better. Medicines can help improve nerve-to-muscle messages and make muscles stronger. Other drugs keep your body from making so many abnormal antibodies. These medicines can have major side effects, so they should be used carefully. There are also treatments which filter abnormal antibodies from the blood or add healthy antibodies from donated blood. Sometimes, surgery to take out the thymus gland helps.

Some people with myasthenia gravis go into remission. This means that they do not have symptoms. The remission is usually temporary, but sometimes it can be permanent.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Recent Reviews

im on amitriptyline 25mg,i have my xmas party this weekend and wanted to drink alchol. i wonder is it a good idea

After having been on elavil for 9 years, mostly at 100mg/night, I spent the last 6 months weaning off. Shortly after stopping amitriptyline I now have high blood pressure. Before stopping, and for years before starting, my usual pressure was 115/65,

Be safe !!

Been on amitrip 25mg at night for 8 nights now and have felt and look alot better. although i have diarrihea now and felt abit of nausea here and there . feel a tad tired throughout the day but i think for me the postives outweigh

Can amitriptyline can cause thrombocytopenia ?

Doc gave me 25mg to help me sleep after quitting the weed. not as good as zoplicone though

Does Amtriptyline help tinnitus. I'm taking it at a low dose for jaw problems and fibromyalgia. the 25 mg dose seems to make my tinnitus worse but my pain better. I don't know what to do?

For the past 18 mnths myfifteen year old takes Pizotifen for migraine.Even on low dose it hasvirtually seen off the migraine episodes and apart from initial tiredness for the first few weeks on it, we are not aware of an

Hey i took 500mg of amitriptyline and overdosed and almost Died.. Dont take that much

I have been taken 2 25mg at night for 6 months my mouth is dry all the time i carry water with me everywhere , i have a bloted tummy all the time ! but i die as soon as my head touches the pillow !!i feel fat all the time !!

<b><span style='font-weight: normal;'><b>After 6 weeks of oral lamisil I experienced</b>eczema, muscle weakness, asthma, bloody bowels, lower abdominal pain, dizziness, extreme f

<strong></strong><span style='color: #ffa500;'>I am experiencing severe muscular <span style='color: #0000ff;'>pain/muscle tighteningin the diaphragm and sometimes &

<strong>I am on Cipralex now for about 2-3 months -10mg in the morning for depression, and now am experiencing chronic muscle weakness, chronic pain in both wrists and left hip, chronic fatigue, nausea, constant dizziness, tremors/shaky, restle

2 patients given thiocolchicoside reported of muscular stiffness,uneasiness,insomnia,breathlessness and feeling of restlessness, 2 out of 5 patients have reported such experiences after consuming thiocolchicoside.i strongly recommend to withdraw this

Afeccion cardiaca,pues a pesar de hacer ejercicio se me bloquearon las arterias,por mucho colesterol y tuvieron que hacerme un cateterismo, tengo once aos de que me detectaron la enfermedad. He perdido masa muscular pero nado ycamino dos o tres ve

After 18 months, great fatigue and muscular pain. Is this due to Intragam? consultant thinks I'm being fussy

After a 1 week course of Trimethoprim 200mg. I developed mild thrush on day3, muscle weakness for 1 day on the day after completion of the course and, 3 days after completion generalised urticaria. Not sure if this is delayed sensitivity but I assu

After finnishing the dose for Artequin I started feeling, body twitching, weakness,dizzness, body cramps, headache, neck pain, sore joints and now am at my sixth day after the dose and still experiencing the side effects..

After my first injection on Friday three weeks ago I experienced numbness and weakness Sunday night after injection along with a fever and night sweats. Went back to doctor on Tuesday and had an ultrasound to see if blockages or blood clots everythin

After takin tablets, i am feelimg somewhat uneasyness, feeling weakness, food intake is reduced

MUSCULAR WEAKNESS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Amitriptyline to Prevent Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury
Conditions: Brain Injuries;   Post-Traumatic Headache
Intervention: Drug: Amitriptyline
Outcome Measures: Frequency and severity of headaches;   Headache Impact Test - 6;   Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ);   Short Form-12® Health Survey (SF-12);   Number of participants with adverse events;   Headache characteristic survey;   Insomnia Severity Index;   Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9;   Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test;   Trail Making Test;   Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) IV Digit Symbol
2 Recruiting Trial of Amitriptyline for Chronic Oral Food Refusal in Children 9 Months to 8 Years of Age
Condition: Chronic Oral Food Refusal
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline 1 mg/kg;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: To assess the efficacy of Amitriptyline in a 24-week outpatient multi-disciplinary protocol for transitioning children from tube to oral feeding;   To assess the role of pain in the efficacy of Amitriptyline in the 24-week outpatient multidisciplinary protocol.
3 Unknown  Efficacy of Gabapentin or Amitriptyline to Reduce Postoperative Pain After Lumbar Laminectomy and Diskectomy
Conditions: Herniated Disc;   Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin , Amitriptyline
Outcome Measures: 30% reduction in opium consumption in either study arms compared to the placebo group;   30% reduction in pain according to visual analogue scale in either study arms compared to the placebo group
4 Unknown  Amitriptyline or Pregabalin to Treat Neuropathic Pain in Incurable Cancer
Conditions: Cancer;   Neuralgia
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: pregabalin
Outcome Measures: VAS score;   EQ-5D, McGill, EORTC-C30, HADS
5 Unknown  Study With Amitriptylin to Evaluate the Efficacy of Melatonin in Treatment of Migraine
Condition: Migraine
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Melatonin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in number of headache days from baseline to month 3 after treatment.;   Proportion of patients responding to treatment. Change from Baseline Phase to Double-Blind Phase in number of monthly migraine attacks,monthly migraine days, number of days/month requiring rescue medication.
6 Recruiting The Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention Study
Conditions: Migraine;   Migraine Disorders;   Headache
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Topiramate;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Reduction in Migraine Frequency (Amitriptyline and topiramate);   Reduction in absolute migraine disability score on PedMIDAS;   Safety and tolerability of Amitriptyline and topiramate;   Occurrence of treatment-emergent serious adverse events;   Reduction in absolute migraine frequency days
7 Not yet recruiting Prediction of Migraine Prevention Efficacy: Individualization of Treatment by Coupling Drug's Mode of Action With Patient's Mechanism of Pain Modulation
Conditions: Migraine;   Preventive Treatment
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: the association between pre-treatment assessment parameter(s) and the reduction in frequency of migraine attacks by Amitriptyline;   the association between pain-related psychological parameters and the reduction in migraine attacks by Amitriptyline
8 Unknown  Anti-inflammatory Pulmonal Therapy of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients With Amitriptyline and Placebo
Conditions: Cystic Fibrosis;   Pneumonia
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Mannite
Outcome Measures: Improvement of the lung function parameter FEV1 (absolute and relative to baseline) under verum and placebo;   Increase in lung function measurements;   Ceramide concentration in epithelial cells;   Inflammation status;   Bacteriological and cell status;   Side effects
9 Recruiting Safety and Efficacy Study Comparing ETS6103 With Amitriptyline in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: ETS6103 (low dose);   Drug: ETS6103 (high dose);   Drug: Amitriptyline
Outcome Measures: The mean difference in baseline-adjusted (Montgomery-Asberg Depression Scale) MADRS score at the end of treatment.;   Assessment of MADRS score throughout the randomised study period;   Assessment of Clinical Global Impression (CGI) of Severity / Improvement Scale
10 Recruiting Alternative Dosing Regimens in the Pharmacotherapy of Insomnia
Condition: Insomnia
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Objective Total Sleep Time;   Objective Sleep Onset Latency;   Self-reported Total Sleep Time;   Self-Reported Sleep Onset Latency;   Percentage of REM sleep;   REM onset latency;   Objective Sleep Efficiency;   Self-Reported Total Sleep Time;   Self-reported Sleep Onset Latency (min);   Self-reported Sleep Onset Latency (evaluation)
11 Unknown  A Study to Compare the Pharmacokinetic Profiles of Etravil® Tablet 10mg and Etravil® Tablet 25mg
Condition: Depression
Interventions: Drug: Etravil 10mg Tablet;   Drug: Etravil 25mg Tablet
Outcome Measures: Cmax of Amitryptiline in plasma;   AUClast of amityptyline in plasma;   Tmax of amityptyline in plasma;   terminal half-life (t1/2) of amityptyline in plasma;   CL/F of amityptyline in plasma
12 Recruiting Effect of Minocycline on Pain Caused by Nerve Damage
Condition: Neuropathic Pain Caused by Lumbar Radicular Pain
Interventions: Drug: Minocycline;   Drug: placebo;   Drug: Amitriptyline
Outcome Measures: Pain intensity;   neuropathic pain diagnostic questionnaire (DN4) score;   Amount of rescue medication taken
13 Recruiting Immune-Pineal Axis Function in Fibromyalgia
Condition: Fibromyalgia
Interventions: Drug: Melatonin and Placebo;   Drug: Amitriptyline and Placebo;   Drug: Melatonin and Amitriptylin
Outcome Measures: Change from Baseline in pain on Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) at week 6;   Change from Baseline in Pain Pressure Threshold (PPT) at week 6;   Change from Baseline Brain-derived neurotrophic factor at week 6;   Change from Baseline of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) at week 6;   Change from Baseline of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale at week 6
14 Unknown  Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) on Gastric Emptying
Condition: Functional Dyspepsia
Interventions: Drug: Desipramine;   Drug: Amitriptyline
Outcome Measures: Gastric emptying;   Gastric volume
15 Recruiting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression
Condition: Treatment Resistant Depression
Interventions: Other: IPT+ antidepressant drugs;   Drug: fluoxetine;   Drug: sertraline;   Drug: paroxetine;   Drug: Citalopram;   Drug: escitalopram;   Drug: fluvoxamine;   Drug: Venlafaxine;   Drug: Duloxetine;   Drug: Bupropion;   Drug: Lithium;   Drug: Risperidone;   Drug: tranylcypromine;   Drug: Imipramine;   Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Clomipramine;   Drug: nortriptyline;   Drug: trazodone;   Drug: Mirtazapine;   Drug: sulpiride
Outcome Measures: Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) - continuous;   Beck depression Inventory (BDI)
16 Recruiting Open Label Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacogenetic Study on Polymorphisms in the Organic Cation Transporter OCT1
Conditions: Drug Metabolism;   Membrane Transport
Interventions: Drug: Drug application Amitriptyline;   Drug: Drug application Desvenlafaxine;   Drug: Drug application Sumatriptan;   Drug: Drug application Proguanil
Outcome Measures: Area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) of the investigational drugs;   Total clearance, Cmax, Tmax, Mean AbsorptionTime, Alpha and Beta half-lives, Mean Residence Time (MRT) and Volume of distribution of the investigated drugs and their metabolites;   Dry mouth, fatigue, nausea, headache, vertigo, tinnitus, chills, anxiety and difficulties to read on Visual Analog Scales.;   Sedation on Stanford sedation scale;   Pupil diameter, latency, diameter at maximal constriction, amplitude and time for 33% recovery of initial pupil diameter measured by pupillometrie;   Genetic variants in OCT1, CYP2C19, CYP2D6 and MAO A
17 Recruiting Pharmacological Conditioning of Sleep Patterns in Healthy Participants Using Amitriptylin
Condition: Healthy Participants
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Objective Total Sleep Time;   Percentage of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep
18 Unknown  Lidocaine on Pain Relief and IL and Substance P in Fibromyalgia
Condition: Fibromyalgia
Interventions: Drug: Lidocaine;   Drug: lidocaine
Outcome Measure: Evaluation of the effect of intravenous lidocaine on pain relief and plasma concentrations of interleukins (IL-1 and IL-6) and substance P in patients with fibromyalgia
19 Recruiting Cyclobenzaprine Extended Release (ER) for Fibromyalgia
Conditions: Fibromyalgia;   Pain;   Sleep;   Fatigue
Interventions: Drug: cyclobenzaprine ER (AMRIX);   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Visual Analogue Pain Scale;   Brief Fatigue Inventory;   Analogue sleep/wakefulness scale;   Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire;   Sheehan Disability SCale;   Quick Inventory of Depression;   Reported Adverse Effects
20 Unknown  A Comparative Study Between Lysine Clonixinate+Cyclobenzaprine and Caffeine+Carisoprodol+Sodium Diclofenac+Paracetamol
Condition: Low Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Tandrilax;   Drug: Dolamin Flex
Outcome Measures: Pain average reduction;   Identification of possible gastrointestinal effects