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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Strained abdominal muscle?
I have MG, relatively mild compared to some others I read about. In September I believed I strained an abdominal muscle while exercising, although I didn`t recall when it happened. I`m 45 and have been exercising for the last thirty years. My neurologist and physician both concur that this is a pulled muscle. It`s never taken me three months to heal from a pulled muscle. Can MG slow down healing or can it be something else? Any ideas?
Myasthenia should not slow down healing, unless you are on medications that can, like prednisone. Myasthenia might contribute some element of weakness, but not directly to healing itself. On a personal note, my healing capacity has changed as I have aged. What I might have been able to recover from 10 years ago in relatively short order now takes me longer. I don't like to think about it, but these beautiful machines we inhabit do age and healing slows down.
Robert W Neel, IV, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati