Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Marijuana user with myasthenis gravis shares personal experience

It's ironic that a state like Illinois has approved medical marijuana treatment for myasthenia gravis while at the same time reports that smoking weed may actually aggravate the symptoms. On the surface, at least chemically, there doesn't appear to be a conflict, perhaps other factors could be in play. The post below was found at CannibasRehab's forum and is re-posted here as strictly anecdotal information. To be fair, there are numerous reports that smoking or ingesting weed has no affect (on the symptoms of MG).
Hello anyone looking for information on whether the disease Myasthenia Gravis could be tied to, or affected by your smoking a lot of marijuana.

In my experience, quitting (weed) has made me much healthier, and has lead to my Myasthenia symptoms being greatly reduced. I now am able to go without my mestinon medication on some days, and I feel a lot stronger. I had specific episodes where I would smoke....and then moments later I would feel weak, have to sit down, and my muscles would start these spasms.

Now that I have quit, none of this happens anymore! Given that it is an immune system disorder, with NO KNOWN CAUSE, I know in my heart that it was so so so so much smoking that was ruining my immune system, and giving me this disease.

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And once I quit....and my body flushed out its system...I have gotten so much better. So to anyone wondering if there is a connection, in my experience it has been VERY causal. Do not smoke marijuana if you have muscle weakness and fatigue issues and Myasthenia Gravis.

Things are going well for me. I have 47 days of not smoking Marijuana today, and I feel very at peace with my decision. It helps that I went through this once before, when I first quit last year, coming to a Marijuana twelve step group in complete desperation. Last time I wasn't ready, I fought against the desire to be able to go back to a life that included smoking. All the time I was counting days, I was secretly planning on giving up. And so eventually I did.

So this time, I know I can do it, because I did it before...but this time I feel ready to accept the change. I picture my future as one without pot, and I actually know that it's going to be fun, and much healthier for me. One of the big differences for me this time around, which I wanted to fill you in on, is that I have been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called Myasthenia Gravis which leads to muscle weakness and fatigue, and since I quit, my symptoms have almost disappeared. I know that smoking so much was poisoning my body, and seriously impacting my muscle strength. I always felt deep down like I was making myself sick...but I rationalized my way out of being concerned about it.

Until my higher power gave me this diagnosis, so I could finally understand with exact precision, what EXACTLY I was choosing to do to my body when I chose to smoke. Do I want to fall down the stairs to do lack of muscle strength? Or do I want to get stronger and stronger and stronger. The immediate positive benefits have been kind of mind blowing.

The disease is known to go into remission, and I had a check up with my doctor last week, and her exact words were. "Wow, I don't think you're going to have problems from Myasthenia Gravis soon."

So when I say I'm at peace with the decision, I just wanted to share with anyone our there where that is coming from. And that I now feel very connected to my higher power, because she spoke to me the last time I slipped and gave into weakness and addiction, and through my own voice I called out as loud as I could "DON'T DO IT AGAIN!" and I'm ready to listen.


  1. I too smoked. My muscles became weaker, my vision became poorer, my sense of balance was thrown off and my level of pain increased. I'd have to lie down. Once I fell and could not get up without aide. Mj did not relieve my Mg symptoms, it worsened them.

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