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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Myasthenia Gravis

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What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the 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

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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

A chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) ...Read more


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What are the main symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the main symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

MG symptoms: Proximal muscle weakness with diurnal variation. Increased weakness of muscles brought by exercise. Periodic eye droop, low hoarse voice, shortness of breath. Not everybody will have all symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the first symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Ptosis: Ptosis(droopiness of one or both eyes) or proximal muscle weakness of arm, thigh or neck. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the typical symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: Weakness if the hallmark and this affects many muscles. See rheumatologist if you suspect you may have it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis? Could my symptoms fit?

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

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What can I do to alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

MG treatment: Dose adjustment for mestinon (pyridostigmine). Use of steriods or other medicaions like methotraxate under close supervision of a neurologist or peferably a neuroimmunologist. ...Read more

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Would the severity of symptoms of myasthenia gravis be visible in any blood tests?

May be: Severity of myasthenia gravis is a clinical issue and does not need lab tests. However lab tests are useful in diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.arupconsult.com/topics/mg.html. ...Read more

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Why would inhibitors of cholisterase help alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Why would inhibitors of cholisterase help alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

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

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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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What other diseases can give the same symptoms as systemic myasthenia gravis when antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor are negative?

What other diseases can give the same symptoms as systemic myasthenia gravis when antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor are negative?

Anti-titin: There is a second type of antibody that is a perfect mimic. Eaton-Lambert antibodies are worth checking if you smoke. You may also be weak for other reasons, of if life's difficult, that itself can make you floppy and feel like you are getting MG. ...Read more

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What canworsen my myasthenia gravis symptoms?

What canworsen my myasthenia gravis symptoms?

Medications: Infections and medications can cause worionsening og mg. Medications like certain antibiotics, anesthetic agents, muscle relaxants, Botox injections etc. Decrease immune system related to multiple factors like lack of sleep, overexhaustion etc. ...Read more

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Does myasthenia gravis manifest any common symptoms or signs?

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

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Are myasthenia gravis symptoms usually consistent throughout the day?

No, very variable: The hallmark of myasthenia is fatigable weakness that gets worse with activity. If the symptoms do not vary with time of day or activity, alternative (or additional) diagnoses should be considered. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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 more

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