MG Diagnosis Journey

While each person with myasthenia gravis has a different diagnosis story, there are many similarities that connect our community. Find out how your experiences compare to others, and where your stories diverge! Vote in our polls to share your journey, and provide insight into the diagnosis experience.

It can be difficult to diagnose MG because the symptoms may appear suddenly and then go away after rest, making it hard to receive an accurate diagnosis. Overall, each individual’s experience with the diagnostic process can vary and it can take the average person with MG about 3 years to get a correct diagnosis.

Myasthenia gravis shares symptoms with many other medical conditions, like Multiples Sclerosis for example. The similarities in chronic conditions can prolong the diagnostic process as potential conditions are narrowed down.

Raising awareness for MG is so important. In doing so, we can help others to grasp even just a small part of what people with MG deal with on a daily basis, and hopefully, bring others to a place of understanding and empathy.

Coping with a myasthenia gravis diagnosis may cause feelings of isolation and distress. Although life with an invisible illness has its challenges, there are strategies that may help an individual cope, including several of the options listed here. Support groups, whether they are online or in-person, can also be a great asset when coping with myasthenia gravis or another invisible illness.

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