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i was. miss dx and now i show signs of cmt

  • By lordie · New reply yesterday at 4:16 pm
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 1 reply
  • I was mis dx by a doc who was charged w malpractice . now i see the symptoms of cmt in my self is it just me or was he right or pick the wrong dx The neurologist didn't perform any test except emg nothing ...

Tripping over the walls of Old Jerusalem

  • By JeffCR · New reply yesterday at 11:28 am
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Here is a link to a recent CMT related blog post. / ml ...

CMT progression

  • By Danavon · New reply yesterday at 7:53 am
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 51 replies
  • I know my CMT symptoms are progressing. It is very frustrating. I thought I would see how other people handle it. Today for me it was trying to get a necklace on. Could not do it. I am still able to drive ...

Adaptive Driving (Hand Controls) Experience

  • By Wheels3 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Assistive devices and technologies · 3 replies
  • I have just gone through a very elongated experience as I sought an altertnative to using the gas and brake pedals in my car. What has been your experience, if any, with gaining use of hand controls in ...

At Last

  • By jane271 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Medications · 0 replies
  • I had an appointment with a new neurologist for the first time yesterday and after researching medications that are suitable for patients with CMT, he is going to write to my GP and ask them to prescribe ...

thrombosis and afo

  • By lordie · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Assistive devices and technologies · 0 replies
  • I wear afo full length and i have a vien thrombosis in my r leg i find my brace is tight but i wanna know if the brace will make it worse ...

Rapid progression and unusual symptoms

  • By salem4444 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 6 replies
  • Hi, I am 49 and for more than 20 years now, i've had some numbness in my feet and hands, but not constant. I was able to walk hours without problem, but sometimes not and toes became numb for a few hours ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Extreme Fatigue

  • By jaylstone · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 34 replies
  • I had been diagnosed with CMT some 10 years now. Diagnosed after trying to find out why I was having so many issues with constant muscle cramps. One issue I have been having for some time now is spells ...


  • By crazywmn37 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 20 replies
  • I was just diagnosed 5 days ago. I have a few family members that have had it but they do not speak of it & we are not close. So, I did what everyone does...googled it. I cried for 2 days & got drunk ...

Does anyone have CMT and Meniere's?

  • By missymoo77 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 1 reply
  • Just wondering if anyone out there has CMT 1a and Meniere's disease and if so have they got any tips or meds that have helped, especially withy the dizziness and clumsiness ...

sheep stealers

  • By LoriSames · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • This is my response to Chris Wodke's blog post: My daughter has the most rare, most severe form of inherited neuropathy, and I have watched in grave disappointment on the sidelines and I cannot remain ...

Enjoying Every Moment

  • By SurroundingHope · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Over the years I have survived. All forms of abuse from my family, cops that wouldnt help, school wouldnt help, and friends couldnt do anything. Abandonment, Abuse, Neglect, and so much more. When I turned ...

Genetics of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Human Genome Project Success

  • By runnergirl1 · Posted April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in How CMT changed my life · 0 replies
  • Abstract: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathies comprise a group of monogenic disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. CMT is characterized by a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group ...

Repeated Job Loss and Career Options

  • By MDRice · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in How CMT changed my life · 3 replies
  • First just a little background. I live in rural Nebraska. IE the corn belt. I am not however a farmer nor is my immediate family. My father instilled in me a strong work ethic from early on. We didn't ...

Short AFO survey

  • By tdameron · Posted April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Assistive devices and technologies · 0 replies
  • Here's a short survey on AFO usage and how it affects your shoes. The results are supposed to go directly to the manufacturers. It takes 5 minutes or less. This is a good way for a group to approach the ...


  • By crazywmn37 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • I have felt so positive and even had a good week where my feet dnt hurt much. Then then I was slammed with pain!! I had my double carpal tunnel surgery on the 25th & my family helped for the first few ...

CMT and Injury

  • By jane271 · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion in Exercise and therapies · 3 replies
  • A few years ago I injured my foot after I had been doing far more activity than I usually would. I sometimes find it hard to accept my limitations and I do push myself too hard at times. As a result I ...


  • By toulapass · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion in Medications · 7 replies
  • HI Just wondering what medications are available that work . I have lots of nerve pain in my legs. I have tried a few and nothing seems to work i heard that they give topamax does anyone take it and what ...

Patient Voices: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

  • By runnergirl1 · Posted April 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 0 replies
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder affecting nerves in the hands, arms, feet and legs. Symptoms generally begin in childhood and progress slowly; patients eventually have difficulties ...

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