Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Brain Fog in LEMS

While it’s not a classic symptom, some people with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) report experiencing brain fog, or difficulties with thinking, remembering and processing information, affecting both their personal and professional life. What is LEMS? LEMS is a rare autoimmune disease that mainly affects muscles in the…

Tips for LEMS Caregivers

A person who has a rare genetic disorder such as Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) may require frequent help from caregivers to accomplish everyday tasks. As a caregiver, you often may be stretched to the limit meeting the needs of the patient. People with LEMS have muscle weakness, mainly in…

Independent Living for People With LEMS

Having a chronic condition such as Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) can be particularly concerning if you are living alone. However, there are steps you can take to help you live well and independently. Get educated With a chronic disease, you are in a different place than someone with an…

LEMS and Clinical Trials

While no cure currently exists for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), researchers are working on developing new treatments. Clinical trials are essential steps in this process. Here is information that may help you to decide whether you would like to join a LEMS clinical trial. What is a clinical trial?…

Tips for Dealing With Pain When You Have LEMS

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the nerve cells controlling muscle movement. In addition to muscle weakness, fatigue, and eye problems, pain is a common symptom of LEMS. Here are some ways to help you cope. What causes pain in…