What Are the Early Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis?

Q:
What are the early symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

A:
In more than half the people who develop myasthenia gravis, their first signs and symptoms involve eye problems, such as:

  • Drooping of one or both eyelids (ptosis).
  • Double vision (diplopia), which may be horizontal or vertical, and improves or resolves when one eye is closed.

In about 15 percent of people with myasthenia gravis, the first symptoms involve face and throat muscles, which can cause:

  • Altered speaking.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Problems chewing.
  • Limited facial expressions.

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