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    Understanding Myasthenia Gravis -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis?

    The symptoms of myasthenia gravis include:

    • Droopy eyelids
    • Double vision
    • Difficulty swallowing with an increased risk of gagging and choking
    • Change in the quality of one's voice
    • Increasing weakness of a particular muscle group during continuous use of those muscles and improved strength of muscles after resting those muscle groups
    • Weak cough
    • Difficulty breathing, leading to respiratory failure (myasthenic crisis)

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    Call Your Doctor About Myasthenia Gravis If:

    • You notice a droopy eyelid or double vision.
    • You have any difficulty chewing or swallowing.
    • You notice intermittent muscle weakness that improves after rest.
    • You already have myasthenia gravis and experience any difficulty breathing.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 11, 2015

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