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  • Dylan Thompson posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Oh ok I see. So like what symptoms do you experience? DMD is inherited from the mother too. When did you start needing a wheelchair on a regular basis?
      • Yeah, I actually knew a girl from MDA Camp who was a carrier. So, my body doesn’t make the normal amount of energy, therefore I get weak and tired very easily (like most people with MD). But it also effects the function of all my organs. I get palpitations, have cardiomyopathy, brain fog, troubles digesting, struggle to regulate my t…

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    • Dylan Thompson posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

      Hello Leah It’s very nice to meet you. I’m happy to be a part of this community too. I was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when I was 5. I have been in a wheelchair since I was 10. I’m not actually familiar with Mitochondrial Myopathy. If you don’t mind me asking, what is it exactly?
        • I don’t mind you asking at all! So Mitochondrial Myopathy is more of a metabolic disorder rather than neuromuscular even though it can be categorized as a form of MD. It effects my cells and the amount of energy they produce. All of my vital organs are affected and I use a wheelchair to get around. According to diagnostic testing, I…

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          • Oh ok I see. So like what symptoms do you experience? DMD is inherited from the mother too. When did you start needing a wheelchair on a regular basis?
              • Yeah, I actually knew a girl from MDA Camp who was a carrier. So, my body doesn’t make the normal amount of energy, therefore I get weak and tired very easily (like most people with MD). But it also effects the function of all my organs. I get palpitations, have cardiomyopathy, brain fog, troubles digesting, struggle to regulate my t…

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        • Dylan Thompson became a registered member 1 month, 2 weeks ago

          • Hi there Dylan, and welcome to the Muscular Dystrophy Forums. Dani and I are happy to have you as a part of this community.

            Before I tell you about the forum, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Leah Leilani and I am a co-moderator for the forums alongside Dani Liptak. I was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called…

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            • Hello Leah It’s very nice to meet you. I’m happy to be a part of this community too. I was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when I was 5. I have been in a wheelchair since I was 10. I’m not actually familiar with Mitochondrial Myopathy. If you don’t mind me asking, what is it exactly?
                • I don’t mind you asking at all! So Mitochondrial Myopathy is more of a metabolic disorder rather than neuromuscular even though it can be categorized as a form of MD. It effects my cells and the amount of energy they produce. All of my vital organs are affected and I use a wheelchair to get around. According to diagnostic testing, I…

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                  • Oh ok I see. So like what symptoms do you experience? DMD is inherited from the mother too. When did you start needing a wheelchair on a regular basis?
                      • Yeah, I actually knew a girl from MDA Camp who was a carrier. So, my body doesn’t make the normal amount of energy, therefore I get weak and tired very easily (like most people with MD). But it also effects the function of all my organs. I get palpitations, have cardiomyopathy, brain fog, troubles digesting, struggle to regulate my t…

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