Symptoms

Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis

Onset of myasthenia gravis symptoms can be sudden. Frequently, symptoms are at first mistaken for other conditions. Some of the earliest and most noticeable symptoms include:

  • Weakness of the eye muscles
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Slurred speech
  • Ptosis (drooping of one or both eyelids)
  • Diplopia (blurred or double vision)
  • Unstable gait
  • Change in facial expression
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dysarthria (impaired speech)
  • Weakness in arms, legs, neck and extremities

The degree of muscle weakness varies with individuals. It can be localized to one region or it can be generalized, affecting many muscles.

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