Myasthenia Gravis | Grave Muscle Weakness

Myathenia Gravis Disease Sometimes Means Living in an Iron Lung and a Feeding Tube

Myasthenia gravis (my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAY-vis) is a long-term neuromuscular disease that has been making it difficult for me to speak. When I lay down at night I sometimes drool and I thought it was just my DNA beginning to unravel due to my advanced age of 62. I even wrote a blog about it because I just thought my problems were that I was getting older. It turns out I have an autoimmune disease for the past two years without even knowing it. I thought I was just getting old but it turns out that I have a serious illness. My neurologist was expressing his grave concern for my advanced deterioration during my initial visit to his office.

Mestinon Treatment For Myasthenia Gravis

When I see my neurologist Dr. Kundi again I will ask him about Mestinon. One of the purposes of this article is to thank my primary care physician Dr. Sharma for referring me to neurologist Dr, Kundi. Both of these excellent doctors need to be commended for treating Medical patients at their West Covina, California medical offices. Although I am dying to progress with my treatment I unfortunately must wait until September 27, 2019 for my next scheduled visit to Dr. Muktair Kundi’s office.

Here is a fact sheet from the Muscular Dystrophy Association:

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MG, Yoga and Working Out

The first time I noticed my MG symptoms was in Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in late 2017 or early 2018. My right bicep is noticeably deformed where the nerves are not connecting with the muscle. Since then it has been getting progressively more difficult for the natural processes of my saliva glands and throat to work properly. It has become necessary to be extremely careful when drinking and eating so that I do not accidentally choke on my own saliva.

Speaking is Manual Labor

This Labor Day Weekend I am even re-learning how to speak. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about my difficulty in speaking. When I noticed my difficulty in speaking I thought it was just because I was too emotional like Andrew Jackson. Now that I know I have MG I can manage myself much better. This is the perfect disease for me because I have also written about my desire to take a modified form of silence. I will inform everyone of my new disease and that I have difficulty in speaking.

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