to the person who fell and lost feeling

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   Posted 7/31/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am reading a book recommended by Donna, "When Walking Fails."  At one point it talks about someone who lost feeling or strength and fell down stairs.  It kind of sounds like what happened to you . . sorry, fog has not permitted me to remember exactly who you are.   Here is what a site says about the disorder.  Of course, I am not a doctor and the internet should not be used for diagnosis.  Maybe it is worth asking your doc about it, if this sounds right, anyway.

What is myasthenia gravis?

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The name myasthenia gravis, which is Latin and Greek in origin, literally means "grave muscle weakness." With current therapies, however, most cases of myasthenia gravis are not as "grave" as the name implies. In fact, for the majority of individuals with myasthenia gravis, life expectancy is not lessened by the disorder.

The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness that increases during periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. Certain muscles such as those that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing, talking, and swallowing are often, but not always, involved in the disorder. The muscles that control breathing and neck and limb movements may also be affected.

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