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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

After taking clonidine 0.1mg cut 9in half, for two dauys, twicw a day: it felt like a I had a terrible gastric ulcer. i TOOK IYT WITH A MEAL AND DRANK 10 OUNCES OF WATER. i took it again the next day with the same result. Do they

Anxiety and waking dreams about mouth. The dryness of mouth so annoying tha the reason for taking med not worth discomfort.

Head, ears, throat, too tired, hate to take it.....Dr. said it is a nasty pill but still prescribed it. also, constipation/ loose stools. stomach discomfort....leg / foot spasms at night

I am feeling drowsy,weak, and my heart is racing. is that suppose to happen?

I find this medication terrible. I dont know aboutanyone else but I have found that my body has become addictived to this drug. I have only been on this drug since June 18, 2010. I am on the patch 2mg plusone 1 mg tablet 2x per da

I just started on Clonidine for excessive sweating of the scalp and face, but also for insomnia. I had to take .3 mg to get sleepy. I woke up this morning with several canker like sores on the inside of my lips. Anyone else had this happen? I als

I started with taking 1 at bedtime .1mg then bp went up then went to .1 4 per day didn't last then tried Transdermal system this didn't stick to my skin result no medicine delivered i went thru withdraw ?

I take 0*1 mg Clonidine for high BP and have the sensation that my esophagus or chest muscles are spasming. Also my heart rate is accelerated. Are these expected side effects of this medication.

I take only a portion of a 0.1 mg Clonidine once a day. Since I have been taking this medicine, the have been times that my skin feels that needles are sticking in it---this is all over my body. Has anyone else had this happen? I don't know for su

My goodness. I believe every one of those persons talking about this medicine. It is so true and I've only been on it not even a month and I have all of those symptoms. I am so tired of falling asleep anywhere.

<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.
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1 Not yet recruiting Safety of Clonidine in Infants With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy During Therapeutic Hypothermia
Condition: Encephalopathy, Hypoxic-Ischemic
Intervention: Drug: Clonidine (Duraclon®)
Outcome Measures: Maximum-tolerated dose of Clonidine;   Clonidine Plasma levels;   Time to onset of shivering after Clonidine;   shivering
2 Not yet recruiting The Effect of Clonidine-enhanced Sedation on Delirium in Ventilated Critically Ill Patients
Condition: Delirium
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: SodiumChloride
Outcome Measures: CAM-ICU (Confusion Assessment Method for the Intesive Care Unit);   Signs of agitation;   Opiate use;   Sedative use;   Anti-psychotic use;   Ventilation free days;   Sedation free days
3 Not yet recruiting Comparison of Epidural Fentanyl and Clonidine for Breakthrough Pain
Condition: Labor Pain
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine or Fentanyl;   Drug: Clonidine or fentanyl
Outcome Measures: Pain Score on a VAS scale;   Maternal blood pressure;   Maternal heart rate;   Neonatal Apgar score;   Number of spontaneous vaginal deliveries
4 Recruiting A Comparison of Ropivacaine Alone Versus Combination of Dexamethasone and Clonidine for Block
Condition: Upper Extremity Fracture
Interventions: Drug: Ropivacaine;   Drug: Ropivacaine and dexamethasone;   Drug: Ropivacaine, dexamethasone, Clonidine;   Drug: Ropivacaine and Clonidine
Outcome Measures: Duration of the supraclavicular block;   Postoperative analgesia
5 Recruiting Combination of Dronabinol and Clonidine for Cannabis Dependence in Patients With Schizophrenia
Conditions: Cannabis Dependence;   Marijuana Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Dronabinol;   Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in cannabis use at 10 weeks;   Change in withdrawal symptoms from baseline at 10 weeks;   Change from baseline in cannabis use at 14 weeks;   Change in withdrawal symptoms from baseline at 14 weeks
6 Unknown  Use of Transdermal Clonidine in Trauma Patients
Condition: Delirium
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Duration of mechanical ventilation following administration of the first dose of Clonidine or placebo;   Incidence and duration in hours of delirium currently used;   Time to pass first SBT following administration of the first dose of Clonidine or placebo;   Mean incidence and duration of delirium
7 Recruiting Effectiveness of Perineural Clonidine as an Adjuvant With Ropivacaine for Popliteal Nerve Block in Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery
Condition: Pain
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: ropivacaine
Outcome Measures: Compare the onset of sensory and motor block between the control group and the control group;   Compare the duration of sensory and motor block between the control group and the control group;   Compare the mean VAS scores at 24 hours post procecure to determine the effectiveness of perineural Clonidine on duration of postoperative analgesia;   Compare the number of subjects taking postoperative opioids to determine the effect of perineural Clonidine versus placebo;   Compare the subjects mean blood pressure effect of perineural Clonidine versus placebo;   number of subjects in each group requiring sedation;   Determine the effect of perineural Clonidine versus placebo on time to discharge;   Determine the effect of perineural Clonidine versus placebo on postoperative time to first analgesic intake;   Compare the mean VAS scores at 24 hours post procedure to determine the patient satisfaction of perineural Clonidine on duration of postoperative analgesia
8 Recruiting Solifenacin Compared to Clonidine for Reducing Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Patients
Conditions: Hot Flashes;   Breast Cancer
Interventions: Drug: solifenacin;   Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: hot flash composite and frequency scores (daily diary);   number of clinician-rated adverse events;   daily functioning (Hot Flash-Related Daily Interference score);   sleep (Insomnia Severity Index);   quality of life (Illness Cognition Questionnaire, SF-12)
9 Recruiting Efficacy of Clonidine and Propranolol in Dentistry (AAA)
Condition: Anxiety
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: Propranolol;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in modified dental anxiety scale(MDAS)and vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation) until four hours post treatment;   Changes in Verbal Numerical Rating Scale (VNRS) at three, six, and twenty-four hours post treatment
10 Unknown  Neonatal Spinal Anesthesia: Effects of the Addition of Clonidine
Conditions: Spinal Anesthesia;   Neonates
Intervention: Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: number of "rescue" general anesthesia;   apnea and desaturation occurrence;   duration of spinal anesthesia
11 Recruiting The Addition of Clonidine to 0.2% Ropivacaine for Wound Instillation After Minor Lower Abdominal Surgery in Children
Conditions: Hernia, Inguinal;   Hydrocele
Intervention: Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: Time to first analgesia after procedure;   continuous pain scores (modified Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Score [mCHEOPS], modified Wong-Baker Faces);   sedation scores;   emergence delirium score (Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium [PAED]);   total analgesics consumed;   total sedation consumed
12 Recruiting Assessment of the Effect of Clonidine for Cataract Surgery
Conditions: Pain;   Arrythmia
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: intensity of pain;   intraocular pressure
13 Recruiting Added Value of Local Clonidine for Spine Postoperative Pain Control, in Addition to Bupivacaine
Condition: Post-operative Pain
Interventions: Drug: Bupivacaine;   Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: Mean Area under curve;   Area under Curve (AUC) of pain;   Daily rescue opiates consumption;   Global subjective patient satisfaction of post-operative wound pain control
14 Not yet recruiting Oral Clonidine & Gabapentin: Improving Recovery and Pain Management After Outpatient With Major Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions: Shoulder Arthroscopy;   Knee Arthroscopy
Interventions: Drug: Sugar pill;   Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: Postoperative Pain using a Verbal Rating Scale (VRS);   Opioid consumption obtained from the recorded data;   postoperative nausea and vomiting using a Verbal Rating Scale;   return to normal activities of daily living using follow up questionnaires;   Patient satisfaction using a verbal rating scale from 0 to 100
15 Recruiting Clonidine for Relapse Prevention in Buprenorphine-Maintenance Patients
Condition: Opioid-Related Disorders
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Opiate-negative urine screens;   HIV risk behaviors;   Craving
16 Unknown  Clonidine in Femoral Nerve Block Surgery in Children
Condition: Other Reconstructive Surgery
Interventions: Drug: Ropivacaine;   Drug: Clonidine
Outcome Measures: Pain;   Heart rate;   Blood pressure;   Oxygen saturation
17 Recruiting The Oslo Study of Clonidine in Elderly Patients With Delirium
Condition: Delirium
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: MDAS (Memorial delirium assessment scale);   Time-to-first delirium;   Incidence of "full-scale" delirium;   Severity of delirium;   Delirium subtype;   The use of "rescue medication";   Length of hospital stay;   Patient distress;   Side effects of Clonidine;   Pharmacokinetic response to Clonidine;   Pharmacodynamic response to Clonidine;   Biomarkers;   Institutionalization;   Survival;   Cognitive function/ independence
18 Recruiting The Value of Adding Either Meperdine or Fentanyl to Clonidine-bupivacaine
Condition: Amputation Stumps
Interventions: Drug: Meperdine;   Drug: Fentanyl
Outcome Measures: the hemodynamic effects .;   the analgesic efficacy.
19 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety Study of Clonidine Lauriad® to Treat Oral Mucositis
Condition: Oral Mucositis
Interventions: Drug: Clonidine Lauriad® 50µg;   Drug: Clonidine Lauriad® 100µg;   Drug: Placebo Lauriad®
Outcome Measures: Percentage of patients with an oral mucositis score≥ 3 using the WHO scale at cumulative radiation dose of 50 Gy;   Percentage of patients with an oral mucositis score≥ 3 using the WHO scale at cumulative radiation doses of 40 Gy and 60 Gy
20 Recruiting Safety and Efficacy Study of Clonidine Hydrochloride Topical Gel, 0.1% in the Treatment of Pain Associated With Diabetic Neuropathy
Conditions: Painful Diabetic Neuropathy;   Diabetic Neuropathy;   Neuropathy
Intervention: Drug: Clonidine Gel 0.1%
Outcome Measures: Change in average pain score over time.;   Mean daily average pain intensity Numeric Pain Rating Scale scores over time.;   Mean daily worst pain intensity Numeric Pain Rating Scale scores