Connie from Brain Foggles commented on this site and while I was reading over her blog, I saw that she has Myasthenia Gravis (MG). I had never heard of MG before this, so I was interested to go and find out more about it.
Myasthenia Gravis means grave muscular weakness. According to the MGFA Foundation of America, the most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups.
Approximatey 20 people out of every 100,000 are afflicted with this illness. It is believed that the illness is underdiagnosed, so it’s possible the actual number of MG sufferers is higher.
Common symptoms of MG are blurred/double vision, a drooping eyelid, slurred speech, chewing/swallowing difficulty, arm and leg weakness, breathing difficulties, chronic muscle fatigue.
There are different tests done to determine the diagnosis of MG. You can read more information on that here: