By Rabia Malik, MD, as told to Kara Mayer Robinson

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is sometimes referred to as the “snowflake disease” because no two people with MG are ever alike.

This is also true for treatment response. Like other autoimmune diseases, there’s no cure for myasthenia gravis. The goal of treatment is to have more days where you feel like yourself instead of a person with MG.

A Variety of Treatments

Your doctor may consider different types of treatment. They may have varying results.

For mild disease, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors like pyridostigmine may give you some relief.

If your symptoms are more severe, your doctor may try…


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