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My Father aged 72 , has been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in April 2014.
He was given Immunosuppression azathioprine for some months but with this medicines it resulted in hepatotoxicity.
The medicines were then stopped and as a result it resulted in the crisis.
He suddenly fall down while talking and needed to be rushed to the hospital in Dec 2014
He was given 6 treatment of Plasmapheresis as the only option at that time as he almost lost the control of his breathing system
With so much treatment he became very weak
He came home in Mid Jan 2015 after spending 20 days in ICU and since then has been taking following medicines
-Destinon 60mg qid
-Tab Predisolone 50 mg od
-Tab Cellcept 500 mg od
We were hoping that his weakness would reduce but we have seen that its not reducing.
2-3 days back he fell again while trying to walk and hurt is back as well.
He has been admitted to the hospital again now and planned to be given another 5-6 cycles of Plasmapheresis
Below are some of the options we are considering
Option 1 ) On reading some reviews on the internet it is mentioned that Thymectomy is an option, but it seems it is not suggested for people above 60 age and he is 72..
Option 2) Continue on the medications given now and hope that once Plasmapheresis is over he would recover
Option 3) Give high-dose intravenous immune globulin. It is suggested that 25 such injections would be needed for him
Please share your views and the best possible future treatments
Thanks for reading
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