We just received the results of the DNA test of my two year old son and it found he has a mitochondrial mutation. Does anyone else have ataxia due to this? My world has just been flipped upside down. I’m looking for any ray of light as the more research I do shows mitochondrial diseases often result in death of a child. We were really expecting to find the ataxia was caused by mirgraines . We will be starting to give him doses of co Q 10 which is suppose to help. Any insight anyone has is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
Laur, there has been recent news about new treatments being discovered for mitochondrial diseases: http://mitochondrialdiseasenews.com/2015/07/22/promising-therapeutic-strategy-human-mitochondrial-diseases-studied/
I hope treatments will be coming that will benefit your son.
This Facebook group may be helpful to you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22185295570/
A Professor of Neurology told me to look on ‘gene review’ when I wanted up to date information.
I know you’re probably up to your eyes in research material but if you’re interested, Google mitochondrial gene review. The first one that came up for me was by Prof Chinnery, the person I spoke to. There is something like 32 pages, a lot of which is extremely ‘technical’ but might be of use to your Neurologist. There’s a section on ‘management’, it confirms your thoughts about coQ10 and has other suggestions.
Best wishes :-)xB
..Best wishes for you both! Hoping a cure is found sooner than expected..
..much love, Ozzy