Patient Comments: Myasthenia Gravis - Treatment

Question:

What treatments have been effective for your myasthenia gravis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: william J, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 13

I am a retired navy veteran and was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in September 2020. After a bout of left ear infection and TMD (Temporomandibular disorder), symptoms persisting were eyelid drooping, slurred speech, drooling and overall muscle weakness in the left hand grip, increased fatigue and unsteady walking. I'm now taking Mestinon (2 weeks) and it seems to be helping, along with B12.

Comment from: Living with MG, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 1981. Mine started with double vision and drooping eyelid. I had a thymectomy and my eye opened up. I went into remission. August 30th of this year my symptoms returned and I am now out of remission. I take Mestinon 60 mg 3 times a day. Mine returned in my throat and I have difficulty swallowing. I had 35 great years, became a mom, and if it is my time to go I have no regrets.

Comment from: Wayne, Male (Patient) Published: April 30

I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG) in November 2014 and have been on prednisone and Mestinon. To make this short, I have started taking dandelion root tea for 2 weeks now and I'm feeling so much stronger and have started reducing my medicines. I know it's a short time but if this is tried by others and works I want to let people know, so more feedback can be generated. Good Luck!

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