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Myasthenia Gravis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

What was your or a loved one’s experience in getting diagnosed with myasthenia gravis? Share your experiences here with the community.

  1. Wow, I'll have to get back to this one...I have RA. I've had it for about 25 yrs I'd say. About 5 or 6 yrs ago, my husband and I were in New York City at one of the big hospitals speaking with a surgeon who was going to operate on my back. It was in his office that I noticed that I could not hold my head up. My neck didnt hurt. But this had never happened before. The doc told me to go home and make an appt with my neurologist. As soon as he saw me, he new exactly what it was. But what he wasnt counting on...was that medications would take it all away.

    1. I have RA. My mother does not, but was diagnosed with MG about 2 years ago. She was having double vision while driving. Her ophthalmologist and GP both told her she did not have a neurologic problem. She insisted on a referral even though they told her emphatically she didn't need to see a neurologist. The neurologist diagnosed her MG immediately.

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