"Everything I can do to manage my gMG better is my priority."

Greg, living with gMG for 18 years 

Greg, living with gMG for 18 years
Greg, living with gMG for 18 years
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UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF UNCONTROLLED gMG

How does gMG affect you?

If you are having difficulty with walking, eating, or doing daily chores, just know that others with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) are too. See how gMG impacts their lives, and the importance of speaking up about your experiences.

THE IMPORTANCE OF
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

gMG can disrupt many aspects of your daily life—physically, personally, and professionally. These symptoms may not always be easy to see, so over time, you may come to accept them as your new normal.

It is important to recognize what isn't normal and share how your condition is impacting your daily life. This should especially include simple activities (such as walking, chewing and swallowing) to major events (inability to work, do chores, or be with family).

 

Are you making modifications to make everyday tasks simpler?

While you may have to do some things differently while living with gMG, it is important to share with your doctor the modifications to your daily activities like grooming or cleaning. An example of a modification is using a hair dryer stand because your arms are weak.

Your doctor will also need to know if these modifications continue to change over time to identify if your gMG is uncontrolled.

My neurologist knows me the best, and I trust him completely.

Dale, living with gMG for 5 years

See the impact of gMG: Physically, Personally, & Professionally

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7 out of 10 people have difficulty walking

7 out of 10 people have difficulty walking, which can affect things like climbing stairs

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4 out of 10 people have difficulty chewing and swallowing

4 out of 10 people have difficulty chewing and swallowing, which can lead to nutrition and weight issues

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Up to 7 out of 10 people have trouble doing household chores

Up to 7 out of 10 people have trouble doing household chores like cleaning or vacuuming

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gMG can cause people to rely more on a caregiver

gMG can cause people to rely more on a caregiver to help with daily activities

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Over a quarter of people experienced unemployment

Over a quarter of people experienced unemployment

gMG is known as a "snowflake" disease because no two people experience the same symptoms.
Be sure to track your unique experiences in order to share them with your doctor.

Many different clinical studies are used to show how gMG affects people with the condition.

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