Sunday, September 22, 2013

Relaxation and Meditation prescription to relieve Myasthenia Gravis symptoms

by George Barron
If you have myasthenia gravis you're probably familiar with the inconvenient flares that even minor stress can bring on. Stress management is an important part of managing the disease. I've been exploring different ways of doing that and have learned a few things. It may be old news for some but for me, discovering relaxation and meditation techniques has been very helpful.

Maybe you've read about people claiming to relieve stress by practicing breathing techniques, listening to relaxation music or recordings of

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Scheduling life with Myasthenia Gravis around Mestinon Doses

by George Barron
When  I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a small dose of Mestinon (15 MG) would get me through five or six hours before the mild symptoms (mostly speech difficulties) would return. It continued to be like that for about year. Not a big deal. I was beginning to think that mine would be one of the lucky cases that never got any worse. That wasn't to be the case. After three years it has become generalized with multiple symptoms and I now take 60 MG of Mestinon about every three hours. Because of that, and wanting to be as productive as possible, I've had to develop a routine that's largely based on the effective life cycle of the medication.