Top 10 Myasthenia Gravis Articles
June is Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Awareness Month. I’ve been living with MG for six years–I was diagnosed at the age of 24. MG can happen to both men and women, and people of all races and ages.
It is a neuromuscular autoimmune disease whose symptoms are often confused with multiple sclerosis.
I was called a “textbook case” of MG. I had a constellation of symptoms that included: extreme fatigue, loss of balance/falling down, intermittent loss of feelings in my arms and legs, difficulty swallowing (dysphasia), difficulty talking, drooping eyelids, and respiratory problems. Breathing problems are the last symptom–after those problems started, I reached “myasthenic crisis,” which is what happens when MG patients need immediate hospitalization. Over the years my treatments have included: plasmapheresis, medications, Reliv, and a thymectomy. During my thymectomy, doctors cut my neck open, removed my thymus (an organ near the heart), and glued my neck back together. This is only shared a brief background of my six-year battle with MG. Since I’m sharing my top MG articles, I’ll let the posts below tell the rest of my MG story. MG is one of my five illnesses (others: bipolar II, polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, psoriasis). Not all MG patients have the same course but I try to spread awareness of MG (and chronic illnesses in general) through this blog.
Top 10 Myasthenia Gravis Posts (by popularity)
10. Who Am I? The Chronically ill Person’s Identity Crisis
9. Disability ≠ Less Attractive (Part 1)
8. Victim Blaming Happens to Sick People Too
7. 5 Tips for Reconnecting With a Sick Friend
6. Chronic illness is Like Getting Your Heart Broken Again and Again
5. Living With Bipolar Disorder & Chronic Body Pain: 6 Dilemmas
4. Rebekah’s Story: Young Woman Talks About Living With Myasthenia Gravis
3. 5 Different Reactions to Empire’s Portrayal of Myasthenia Gravis
2. Myasthenia Gravis Patients Share Pictures of Ptosis
1. 5 Reasons People Abandon a Sick Friend
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Here is a list of Myasthenia Gravis Online Resources, which includes web sites, fact sheets, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and groups.
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Thank you for the insight about autoimmune disease and how it can/will be life changing!
I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in 2014, 2 years after they removed a tumor on my thymus. It’s been an okay road. Had one flare which put me in the hospital 4 years ago and this previous year I have been in and out of the hospital trying to see which treatment can get me back feeling 100% again. Pyridostigmine bromide just makes me nauseous all day and didn’t help my droopy eye or swallowing so I need to try something else which was natural herbs recommendation from multivitamincare. org This herbal treatment has successfully cure my MG and am 100% free ,I completed the herbal treatment program last year December and am very delighted i came across their website.it starts in the eyes and face then bulgar muscles , without treatment or the proper dosages of treatment it goes on to my limbs and then neck and breathing muscles but I can happily say that am free from MG after taking my chances to try natural herbs ,my neurologist was surprise after my result of being totally cured with herbal cure from the org.
Thanks for sharing, Karen! I am happy to hear you are doing so much better! Blessings to you