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“I don’t look sick”. Please share this brilliant graphic from Donnee Spencer telling us about life with an invisible illness | Patient Talk

“I don’t look sick”. Please share this brilliant graphic from Donnee Spencer telling us about life with an invisible illness | Patient Talk

Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia gravis (MG) was first described by Thomas Willis in 1672. It is an acquired autoimmune disease with antibodies against the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction or muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). This leads to muscular weakness with easy 'fatiguability', which is worse on exercise and improves with rest. (read more here)

Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia gravis (MG) was first described by Thomas Willis in 1672. It is an acquired autoimmune disease with antibodies against the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction or muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). This leads to muscular weakness with easy 'fatiguability', which is worse on exercise and improves with rest. (read more here)

The easy explanation to why it's difficult for people with myasthenia gravis to exercise!

The easy explanation to why it's difficult for people with myasthenia gravis to exercise!

Autoimmune destruction of Ach receptors Proximal muscle weakness, ptosis, diplopia Sx ↑ with activity Myasthenic crisis: acute respiratory compromise Ice test: ↓ sx Edrophonium: ↓ sx in myasthenic crisis and ↑ sx in cholinergic crisis

Autoimmune destruction of Ach receptors Proximal muscle weakness, ptosis, diplopia Sx ↑ with activity Myasthenic crisis: acute respiratory compromise Ice test: ↓ sx Edrophonium: ↓ sx in myasthenic crisis and ↑ sx in cholinergic crisis

...says someone with Chronic pain caused by Autoimmune and Chronic Illness...we…

It’s About the Quality of Life

...says someone with Chronic pain caused by Autoimmune and Chronic Illness...we…

Chronic pain - hubby defended me recently. My mom still doesn't really "get" that my illnesses aren't ever going away, and she's constantly saying things like "are you better? You look better" which I've asked her not to bc it's demoralizing to hear all the time. She said it today, saying how I look better and don't look sick and hubby was like, "did she ever look sick?!" He's my rock and my hero.

Chronic pain - hubby defended me recently. My mom still doesn't really "get" that my illnesses aren't ever going away, and she's constantly saying things like "are you better? You look better" which I've asked her not to bc it's demoralizing to hear all the time. She said it today, saying how I look better and don't look sick and hubby was like, "did she ever look sick?!" He's my rock and my hero.

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism. #spoonie

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism. #spoonie

If you have this autoimmune disease, chances are you will experience a Myasthenia Gravis crisis at some point. These 5 things could save your life.

If you have this autoimmune disease, chances are you will experience a Myasthenia Gravis crisis at some point. These 5 things could save your life.

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