Join Now
Join over 9673 active members:

CMT In A Nutshell

 I was diagnosed in 2007 with CMT type 2. I had suffering with symptoms since age 6. Most children love recess, the chance to run and play. But most days, I could not run with my friends. I could barely walk to the playground and sit on the bench while my grade school teacher had yard duty. My pediatrician kept telling me it was all in my head. As I got older, my muscle weakness got worse, and still no one had any clue what it was.

In 2006, I went to my doctor for another reason, and he referred me to a neurologist. He did an EMG and diagnosed CMT. He then sent me to UCSF for a second opinion since genetic testing was not an option. I have had 3 pairs of AFO's and 3 different neurologists since 2007.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease as well.

I take a muscle relaxant, Claritan, B-Complex, iron, and and a metabolic modifier, (For the mitochondrial disease). I remain moderately active and am presently doing OK.