Paramyotonia congenita

Does pregnancy cause health issues in a woman with paramyotonia congenita?

There is limited information in the medical literature regarding the effects of pregnancy in individuals with paramyotonia congenita, as this condition is quite rare. One article described the experience of four women with this condition: one experienced worsening of her symptoms during pregnancy, whereas three did not. Another article on paramyotonia congenita and related conditions listed pregnancy as a possible trigger of muscle weakness in affected women. Though there is little information about pregnancy in women with paramyotonia congenita, general information about women affected by other myotonia conditions suggests symptoms may worsen during pregnancy, but quickly return to usual levels after pregnancy.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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Paramyotonia congenita

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's Web site provides more information about paramyotonia congenita. Click the link to read more.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: Periodic Paralysis Association 155 West 68th Street Apartment 1732
New York, NY, 10023 , United States
Phone: 407-339-9499 Email: Url:
Name: Muscular Dystrophy Association MDA 222 S Riverside Plaza Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60606, United States
Toll Free: 1-833-275-6321 (Helpline) Email: Url:

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