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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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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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