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Symptoms Of Myasthenia Gravis
Weakness: Characteristically, it is a disease affecting nerve and muscle connections, and may initially present with double vision, drooping of eyelids, and weakness involving arms and legs. Repetitive usage of muscles can result in increased weakness and increased lid drooping and double vision. If the problem intensifies, difficulty with breathing can occur, and this may become critical. ...Read more
Muscle weakness: Weakness if the hallmark and this affects many muscles. See rheumatologist if you suspect you may have it. ...Read more
See details: Myasthenia is an autoimmune disease characterized by varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. The weakness often increase with activity and improves with rest. Muscles of the extremities, respiration, eyes, voice and swallowing can be involved. If you think it fits you must see avneurologist. ...Read more
See below: Myasthenia gravisis an autoimmune disease causing antibodies for the muscle receptor for acetylcholine which is the neurotransmitter resonsible for signal transmission between a nerve and muscle.Cholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down actyl choline after it has done its job at the junction between muscle and nerve.If the enzyme is suppressed there is more ach around and this helps with sympt. ...Read more
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
Can you have slight double vision and other symptoms from myasthenia gravis and your eyes not look obviously screwed up when someone looks at you?
What can cause a false positive repetitive nerve stimulation test? I have symptoms of myasthenia gravis (arm and leg weakness, double vision). 1st was abnormal (decrement) 2nd was normal. Is mg possib
What other diseases can give the same symptoms as systemic myasthenia gravis when antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor are negative?
Fatigue: Can be systemic or localized..See a neurologist soon. ...Read more
How can a distinction be made of symptoms coming from injury or myasthenia gravis? I have pinched nerves n neck, bulg.disc, one eye lower , muscle weak
Usually: A neurologist should be able to make that distinction. ...Read more
See below: If you go to this website, it will answer your questions in a more complete fashion than i can do here. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. ...Read more
Being i suffer extreme anxiety and myasthenia gravis, how do I know if my anxiety is making mg symptoms worse or if its my mg help please!
Anxiety may worsen: Many people with mg suffer from anxiety, though anxiety is not necessarily caused directly by mg; but having mg is stressful & can add to one's anxiety; being anxious is likely to aggravate mg. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19078747 i advise meditation. Consider qi gong. Magnesium (esp. As taurate) may help, as well as tulsi tea & l-theanine. Exercise helps & consider counseling too. ...Read more
Have myasthenia gravis & meningiomas! Dr said advise if I have any weakness or symptoms of tumor. HOW would/could I tell the difference being Have MG?
Hard but possible: Agree it can be difficult. Important: where are the tumors? Their location in the brain can tell where you may feel weakness or sensory deficits. MG weakness is often after activity although not always and is multifocal where weakness from tumor is usually more focal. Other symptoms from tumor can be seizures or "spasms" which are not true weakness and not regularly seen with MG. ...Read more
Is an abnormal rns with a >12% decrement (not done on an area that is really weak) specific for myasthenia gravis? Please assume patient has signs and symptoms of generalized mg, as this is the case.
Not necessarily: Really require more than one area of decrement, and even so, nonspecific as can be seen with metabolic problems, muscle disease, neuropathies, and even can be artifactual. Maybe a tensilon test would be helpful, but of course, better approach via anti-neuromuscular junctional antibody or anti-musk results. In the end, if responding to mestinon, (pyridostigmine) may be a good confirmatory sign, also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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