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Acetylcholine Receptor

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by AndrewB, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. AndrewB

    AndrewB Senior Member

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    Ive just had my first test results from the specialist back and my Acetylcholine receptor's are normal.
    Does anyone know if thats important ?
    Also, is it normal for ME patients to have a regular test result outcome on this?
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    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    I wonder if enough ME patients even get tested on this to know what "normal" is for them. I've wondered about an acetylcholine connection, so I'll be interested in the responses to your question.
  3. AndrewB

    AndrewB Senior Member

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    Me too ixchelkali
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    merylg Senior Member

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    Your doctor has probably tested you for Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody which is associated with Myaesthenia gravis.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003576.htm

    A lack of the antibody does not rule out Myaesthenia gravis.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001731/
  5. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

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    AndrewB, do you suffer from ptosis?
  6. AndrewB

    AndrewB Senior Member

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    No, but i do have problems breathing, not actually with my lungs, its more that my whole chest is restricted. Im unable to inhale very deeply, and this worsens with the fatigue.
    Now Myaesthenia gravis has been mentioned i understand, he wanted to rule it out as being the problem im having with moving my lungs.
    It was an anti body test.
  7. AndrewB

    AndrewB Senior Member

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    Merylg, you mention that just because a blood test doesnt reveal the antibodies for myasthenia gravis, that it doesnt
    rule it out. In those cases is that when a scan is used to see if there's a tumor ?
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    merylg Senior Member

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    That's a question to ask your doctor.

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