MG symptoms to recognize

dedicated to raising awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.

In the initial short postings here during June, we have heard the name, we can say the name and know the sound, we even have had an opportunity to read a picture of the pathology of myasthenia gravis from Rebekah Dorr.

Let’s add common symptoms

While this is not an exhaustive list, these are most recognized symptoms frequently associated with myasthenia gravis, as speaking with patients would confirm. They are sometimes referred to as ‘early symptoms.’ Symptoms are not always constant, they might come and go, and most of those who are diagnosed will not have all these symptoms.

– Abnormal, weak or fatigued voluntary muscles, notably arms/legs and hands/fingers
– Difficulty walking/standing
– Loss of balance/unstable gait
– Fatigue
– Drooping eyelids
– Double or blurred vision
– Slurred speech
– Hoarse voice
– Weakness in chewing
– Difficulty swallowing
– Facial drooping/expressions
– Weak neck
– Shortness of breath
– Difficulty breathing

To learn more about symptoms see the list of sites on Resources for MG page with links to more information.

Contact the Myasthenia Gravis Society, in the US, for further help in recognizing what might be symptoms for discussion with your doctor.


As part of our campaign of awareness, we identify commonly recognized symptoms of myasthenia gravis. We speak of symptoms associated with myasthenia gravis, BUT the presence of any of these symptoms does not mean that anyone has a specific disorder. This site does not diagnose nor suggest diagnosis or treatment

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Always discuss with your doctor(s) and work with them to determine your condition and your best way forward.

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Tell one person about MG

dedicated to raising awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.

My wish is that, at least once in this month, each one of us will tell someone else about, introduce them to:

Myasthenia Gravis
a rare, chronic, autoimmune
neuromuscular disorder for which there is no cure

Today, learn one more thing…how to pronounce the words:
my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAV-is, (GRAY-vis)
myasthenia gravis.

Become part of the ‘ripples of hope’

When you skip a pebble across still waters, you create ripples. The molecules begin to come alive. They begin to nudge one another, begin to affect one another, and pretty soon they are dancing together in waves, splashing across the waterways.

Awareness is like that. When we tell someone about myasthenia gravis, one person tells one person who tells one person and pretty soon many people have felt ‘the ripple’ through conversation. MG will no longer be a secret; people will become aware.

Tell one person, start a ripple. Your words will expand and an awakening will begin…those ripples will become waves of knowledge and an ‘aha’ moment for someone.

That’s what awareness can do!

I DID IT!

Let’s celebrate the advancing ripples together! Now, that you have learned the name, how to pronounce it and what it is, basically, and have told one person…please, go to the bottom of the page and write, ” I DID IT! I told one person.”

Easy, peezy

  1. Learn something about myasthenia gravis.
  2. See What is Myasthenia Gravis? to add to your understanding.
  3. See Resources for MG if you yearn to learn for more.
  4. Tell another person about myasthenia gravis.
  5. After that, go to the bottom of the INSPIRATION page on this site and make some excitement….write:
    “I DID IT” in the comments.
  6. You rock! You are awesome!!
    You can make a difference. Thank you!!!

Next post, June 7 “What is Myasthenia Gravis?” by Rebekah Dorr from Myasthenia Gravis Unmasked group on Facebook.

Watch our right side bar during June Awareness Month as throughout the month we add posts about many aspects of Myasthenia Gravis.

Thank you…you’ve made my heart sing!

Please, SHARE THIS SITE ...
others can learn by reading what you have discovered… a site solely for awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.


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Iris = Wisdom and HOPE

Twenty-seven days to tell one person (c) 2021 Judith Allen Shone

Thirty days to raise awareness

dedicated to raising awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.

My wish is that, at least once in this month, each one of us will tell someone else about Myasthenia Gravis,

… a rare, chronic, autoimmune
neuromuscular disorder for which there is no cure.

Become part of their hope

Let’s find time to reassure those seeking a diagnosis that we want to be part of their hopeour encouragement takes only as much time as to read this site, while we drink one coffee together!

Our effort to learn so we can introduce MG to someone who never has heard of it, like the ripples in a stream, will begin to reach those who are searching, and will make a huge difference in untold lives.

Watch our right side bar during June Awareness Month as throughout the month we add posts about many aspects of Myasthenia Gravis.

Easy, peezy

  1. Learn something about myasthenia gravis.
  2. See What is Myasthenia Gravis? to add to your understanding.
  3. See Resources for MG if you yearn to learn for more.
  4. Tell another person about myasthenia gravis.
  5. After that, go to the bottom of the INSPIRATION page on this site and make some excitement….write:
    “I DID IT” in the comments.
  6. You rock! You are awesome!!
    You can make a difference. Thank you!!!

Thank you…you’ve made my heart sing!

Please, SHARE THIS SITE ...
others can learn by reading what you have discovered… a site solely for awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.


Art credit, iris garden: Tatiana Mitrushova on etsy
Iris = Wisdom and HOPE

Thirty days to raise awareness (c) 2021 Judith Allen Shone

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

May 20, 2021 by Judith Allen Shone

dedicated to raising awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.

My intention on the site is to informally introduce What is Myasthenia Gravis?, a rare, chronic, autoimmune, neuromuscular disease that few people have heard about or know much about. In 2020, there were only an estimated 700,000 cases worldwide, with between 36,000 to 60,ooo estimated in Canada.

I share some personal confusions that I experienced during the six years it took for diagnosis, along with ten curious responses that I have heard over the years. The self-care I practice at nearly 80 is briefly outlined. Only a smidgeon of my sixty-five-year story, that began in 1956 when I first felt the muscle fatigue and weakness, is included. For now, site focus is helping others discover what might be helpful for them.

There are online resources listed, sites with various types of knowledge, some might include history, others research, all to ‘light up’ myasthenia gravis,

The easy navigation and simplicity of finding information on a website menu suits Myasthenia Gravis Insights well.

My wish is that readers will share with friends or family who they know have symptoms and hopefully, if they relate, will encourage them to talk to their family doctor. There is no way to know for sure if someone has MG without doctor investigation and evaluation.

Please bookmark this site. FORWARD this post URL link to someone whom you feel might benefit or might know someone who might benefit. We are raising awareness so others can gather information for discussion with their doctor to help sort out their symptoms.

Periodically, I will send a post, like this post, to remind folks of the disease. Or of any new pages added. Email notice about additions will be sent to those who sign up requesting to be included. Not more than once a month. Add your name here and you will be on the list for this purpose. Thank you.

Want to walk for, or donate to,
Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada?
Visit Step Up for MG Fit or Press Release

I hope if you have myasthenia gravis you are living well. I hope that if you are searching for answers, you soon find yours.

Thank you for sharing Myasthenia Gravis so we can raise awareness of myasthenia gravis together and hopefully help others find a diagnosis, even if it is another disease.

Watch our right side bar to see most recent posts about many aspects of Myasthenia Gravis.

LOOKING FOR THE COMMENT SECTIONS? Click titles of blog articles and you will go to each post separately, where comment section is at the bottom. Thank you.

Please, SHARE THIS SITE ...
others can learn by reading what you have discovered… a site solely for awareness of Myasthenia Gravis.

THANK YOU. Judy Shone


Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month (c) 2021 Judith Allen Shone