Understanding Myasthenia Gravis -- Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on May 04, 2023
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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)
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Unclear speech, difficulty swallowing or fatigue with chewing (bulbar signs)
  • Uncommonly, only weak arms or legs
  • 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