I've had MG for many years, gone into remission, and now seem to have MS symptoms. Would like to know if it is possible to have both? Am I a higher candidate for MS because of the MG, or it's not even a possibility to have both? My symptoms are the following....started with double vision which got worse, then it went away...had a hoarse voice with it for 2 weeks as well, which went away. Now I have tingling in my arms and legs at times, or heaviness in the legs. When I wake up sometimes my legs and arms are asleep, or in certain positions during the day, they sometimes fall asleep easily. I am stressed out over this, just had recently my 4th child. Neurologist took a blood test to see my count for MG....any opinions?
I find your post interesting because I'm having some of the same symptoms that you are. I have been to a neurologist but he said that the two test he did came out negative for MG. He has referred me to another specialist to do the electromyogram test. The heaviness in my legs/arms is my worst symptome though. How does one know if you have MG or MS?
Edited to say:
I made a mistake...I will be going for the single fiber EMG test. I should have checked my letter from the doctor before I posted. Silly me. *g*
Sorry to hear what you are going thru,I want to ask what MG is?I amd dx'd with spinal ms,I mostly have electric shocks but sometimes the falling asleep of a limb,I think mine is poor circulation.Wish you well,Dessell
MG is Myasthenia Gravis...It falls under the Muscular Dystrophy illnesses. It is a muscle weakness illness, where using any muscle repeatedly (walking, writing, even smiling etc...), your muscles just give out until you rest them again. It was tough in the beginning, my life just stopped, but the meds and operation helped, and I am supposedly in remission.
HI there, I am not quite sure how to answer you since I am only getting knowledgeable about MS as we speak. Look at my other post below (I believe) that explains the illness further.
Wish you well!
Thank you for explaining MG.There are so many illnesses,I only know the ones I am framiliar with.A good family friend had MD,so I understand what you mean.I get the muscle weakness,especially when walking,my legs burn and feels like I would drop!I sure hope you don't have MS too,you have enough to deal with as it is.Please keep us informed to what happens,Wish you well,Dessell
Thank you for your encouragement. I hope I don't have it either LOL, it would be hard to raise 4 children, but we have to deal with what God hands us. It wasn't easy when I first had MG, but you learn to live with it. Thankfully there is no pain with MG and it changes your lifestyle, but one can manage. I read alot of the posts and feel for most of you going through this disease (MS). I wish all of you the best, try to keep a positive attitude (it helps) and find peace and joy in the things you can still do.