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Myotonic dystrophy type 2

Other Names for this Disease
  • DM2
  • Dystrophia myotonica type 2
  • Myotonic myopathy, proximal
  • Proximal myotonic myopathy
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  • I am 36 and I have been fighting this since my twenties. It started in my legs and now my neck. I want to know is there something to slow this down, what's next, and is my life span shortened? Click here for answer

  • I'm 53 years old and have a very unusual sickness. Since I was 16 years old, I have been sick for several periods of the year. I was diagnosed with Kleine Levin syndrome four years ago, and the symptoms are very much like what other patients have described. Is there anyone else that has been sick with Kleine Levin syndrome for so long? I also received the diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy type 2 five years ago. Can Kleine Levin syndrome and myotonic dystrophy type 2 have anything to do with each other? Click here for answer

  • My husband has been diagnosed with type 2 myotonic dystrophy. We have two daughters who will be tested. Where can we learn more about this condition?  Click here for answer