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How serious is myasthenia gravis?

How serious is myasthenia gravis?

Usually very serious: Myasthenia gravis is typically seen in the young and the elderly. In the latter group, they typically have ocular mg, that is there symptoms are confined to the eye muscles. In the young, symptoms include muscle weakness, breathing difficulties, swallowing difficulties, visual problems(double vision, droopy eye lids), problems chewing. Symptoms worsen during the day.If not treated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Julian Bragg
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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition in which the body produces a protein that blocks information transmission along nerves. This leads to symptoms such as droopy ...Read more


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I live INACTIVE life due 2 having Myasthenia gravis & severe Osteo. SO, on days I do a LOT I'm worn. Normal? Or would it flare it I kept active or no?

I live INACTIVE life due 2 having Myasthenia gravis & severe Osteo. SO, on days I do a LOT I'm worn. Normal? Or would it flare it I kept active or no?

See rheuma: I strongly recommend that you consult a rheumatologist to get your disease condition undercontrolled. I don't see why both conditions cannot be improved with today's medications. The less activities the more osteoporosis. Get the right help now. ...Read more

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Myasthenia Gravis, NOW severe osteoporosis &supposed to start Forteo shots daily! I'm scared as I DON'T want MG flare. Do u foresee any risks?

Myasthenia Gravis, NOW severe osteoporosis &supposed to start Forteo shots daily! I'm scared as I DON'T want MG flare. Do u foresee any risks?

No: Don't see any unusual risk from Forteo because of MG. It is important for you to get your osteoporosis treated since a major fracture will be devastating to someone who already has problem with muscle strength. ...Read more

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Myasthenia gravis is a serious autoimmune disorderthis help alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

See neurologist : Please make sure that you have the proper diagnosis for myasthenia gravis. You will need blood tests for antibodies, and repetitive stimulation studies or even single fiber emg. You must be taken care of by a neurologist who can give you medicines to help with the disease if you to prove to have myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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Myasthenia gravis is a serious autoimmune disorder in which the body produces antibodies to what?

Myasthenia gravis is a serious autoimmune disorder in which the body produces antibodies to what?

Ach receptor: Mg is a condition in which the body makes antibodies to the muscle receptor for acetyl choline which is the neurotransmitter chemical involved in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle contraction. These antibodies prevent efficient nerve transmission to muscle and result in weakness and easy fatigue of muscles. ...Read more

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Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank

Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank

Water: It depends on how severe the MG How about exercises in shallow water? Perhaps with a flotation device and supervision if necessary. If you have trouble breathing , water pressure surrounding your chest may be an issue as can the temperature. A physical therapist can help with various exercises both in and out of water. ...Read more

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Myasthenia Gravis HAVE to be on osteoporosis med. I'm severe!Interactions with Reclast (zoledronic acid) IV & MG? Scared once in system what if it flares my MG?

Myasthenia Gravis HAVE to be on osteoporosis med. I'm severe!Interactions with Reclast (zoledronic acid) IV & MG? Scared once in system what if it flares my MG?

Osteoporosis meds: One issue with some medications used in rheumatoid arthritis, is presence of anti-tumor necrosis factor action, which can make MS worse, but this mechanism does not seem salient in osteoporosis drugs, and these would be very unlikely to adversely affect Myasthenia, as Reclast (zoledronic acid) does not affect acetylcholine in any profound way. Discuss further with your doctor, but I do NOT see a problem. ...Read more

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Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, (zoledronic acid) Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?

Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, (zoledronic acid) Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?

Osteoporosis : unfortunately there's no easy answer. We are lucky to have many options for osteoporosis and each drug comes with risks and benefits. Your medial history, labs, x-Rays & DEXA have to be factored in before individualizing your treatments. Please discuss with your doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Anxiety & etc from stopping Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) after 15 yrs due to myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? ANY info would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks

Anxiety & etc from stopping Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) after 15 yrs due to myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? ANY info would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks

Anxiety evaluation: Long term depoprovera use can cause osteoporosis. Treatment may be needed Stopping it should not cause anxiety though. This symptom is common and caused by many things. Schedule a virtual visit with one of our primary care doctors to investigate the anxiety symptoms in more detail. Also at age 41 an alternative birth control plan to depoprovera should be in place ...Read more