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20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWER. A DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE AUTO IMMUNE DISORDER IS EASE YILER TO LIVE WITH FOR WOMEN UNDER 40 MICE THEEN YAW GRAFF SRIS IS A COMMON DISORDER WITH SYMPTOMS INCLUDING FATIGUE, WEAKNESS. THE TERM COMES TRANSLATING TO SEVERE MUSCLE WEAKNESS. SOME OF THE COMMON SYMPTOMS CAN BE EASILY TREATED THROUGH MEDICATION. JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ON THIS IS DOCTOR BONNIE. I WAS SAYING EARLIER IT SEEMS LIKE THE AUTO IMMUNE CONDITIONS WE ARE HEARING MORE AND MORE OF THEM. THIS IS A NEW ONE FOR US TO LEARN ABOUT. AUTO IMMUNE CONDITIONS ARE COMMON. THIS IS ONE IN WHICH PATIENTS DEVELOP MUSCLE WEAKNESS. THEY CAN HAVE WEAKNESS IN THEIR LIMBS THEIR EYES. THAT IS ONE OF THE COMMON SYMPTOMS DROOPY EYELIDS. THEY HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING AND CHEWING AND SWALLOWING. I WOULD IMAGE WITH AUTO IMMUNE SYSTEMS BECAUSE THE SYMPTOMS ARE RELATIVELY UNCLEAR INITIALLY THEY ARE PROBABLY MISDIAGNOSED. TRUE. FATIGUE AND WEAKNESS ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS. WHEN A PATIENT COMES WITH THAT COMPLAINT IT CAN BE A LOT OF THINGS. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE PHYSICIAN TO TAKE A GOOD HISTORY, LISTEN TO THE PATIENT, KNOW THE QUESTIONS TO ASK AND HOPEFULLY COME UP WITH A DIAGNOSIS. WHAT SEEMS TO BE WORKING WITH THIS PARTICULAR AUTO IMMUNE CONDITION IN TERMS OF MEDICINE? THERE ARE A LOT OF MEDICATIONS NOW THAT ARE AVAILABLE. THERE ARE SOME FOR SYMPTOMATIC THERAPY. THERE’S A DRUG ONE CAN TAKE FOR INSTANCE IF THE EYELIDS ARE DROOPY TO HELP THE EYE LED OPEN UP. THERE ARE SOME THAT SUPPRESS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IT CAN GO INTO REMISSION AND THERE ARE DRUGS FOR SEVERE SOIM TOMORROWS IF YOU NEED EARLY TREATMENT. IS THERE FLARE UPS LIKE A LUPUS SITUATION? THERE CAN BE. TYPICALLY WHEN A PATIENT IS TREATED AT QUALITY THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE FLARE-UPS. THERE ARE SOME PATIENTS WHO DO HAVE EXACERBATIONS AND FLARE UPS THEY BECOME CRITICALLY ILL. SOME AUTO IMMUNE SYSTEMS TREATED WITH ANTI MALARIAL DRUGS? NOT SPECIFICALLY. THESE ARE MORE FORE SECOND AND THIRD TIER DRUGS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS AN INTERESTING CONNECTION. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONTACT

5 thoughts on “Dr. Bonnie Gerecke explains how to treat myasthenia gravis

  1. I didn't hear her explain anything at all. When asked what drugs may help, she simply said there are many. What kind of explanation is that?

  2. Myastenia Patients,

    I have MG and it started in 2012. I had the symptoms you describe. My symptoms started to go away after I started a vegan diet and after four months I am now 95% symptom free. I am still taking Mestion for slight jaw voice impairment. Info on autoimmune disorders can be found in the book The China Study. I also improved other health parameters as weight loss, cholesterol down 40 pts, BP down to 110/60. This is a life style change but eliminating animal protein from my diet was essential to my recovery. There are no bad side effects with the change to vegan diet. Be sure to take a B12 supplement.

  3. This is not a common disease. She doesn't know ANYTHING about MG! If she did, she'll know it's rare with no cure. 40-50% of patients are unable to work. A quarter of us are misdiagnosed. This lady doesn't know what she's speaking of! This is not cancer, aids/hiv, tumors, or herpes. People shed light on those and done research on those diseases, NOT MG

  4. She is lying,I have been having MG for 19years.I'm on immunosuppresants and mestinon daily. I occasionally get flare ups due to extreme heat (I live in a desert country) sometimes during winter I catch flu and causes flare up (every now and then) where I get to take steroids to normalize the situation. As a result of steroids I now have osteoporosis, and a result of immunosuppressive meds (azathioprine) I usually get funny infections. So living with this is tedious. I have to sleep long hours, take mid day naps, otherwise it flares up! I miss work every now and then because of hospital admissions and disabling weakness whereby I can't even lift a finger to type in my computer. Moreover, I have talked to other patients, everyone has some unique but common experiences so she should not use blanket statements! From experience,this lady is lying, we need more research done to find cure!please.

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