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November 24, 2021

Reversing a dire disorder on the road to renewed health

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Advanced testing at Mayo Clinic Laboratories that confirmed a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis put Lorinda McKinley on the road to renewed health after she nearly lost it all to the rare autoimmune disease. When Lorinda McKinley arrived at Mayo Clinic’s Spine Center in February seeking a second opinion for neck surgery, her eyelids were droopy, […]

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Tags: Dr. Karen Truitt, Lorinda McKinley, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Spine Center, myasthenia gravis, sharing mayo clinic

November 23, 2016

Body Builder Regains Energy After Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Six years ago, Robert Clark thought he was having a stroke. His left eye drooped shut, and he began to have difficulty swallowing. A competitive body builder used to working out six times a week, Robert rarely got sick. So when a local physician dismissed his symptoms, he sought out a friend who worked at […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Thomas, Dr. Paul Brazis, Florida Campus, minimally invasive surgery, myasthenia gravis, Robotic Thymectomy

August 15, 2014

Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

By iggeez iggeez (@iggeez1416)

I want to share my story to possibly help another person and to hopefully help others who are still facing their own health unknowns. I struggled for years with extreme fatigue, major skin problems, muscle weakness, escalating eye issues, and a host of other unexplained symptoms. I moved to Georgia with more and more symptoms. […]

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Tags: Lupus, myasthenia gravis, Patient Stories

December 20, 2012

Surgery helps Jody get control of her life

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Two jobs, four kids and myasthenia gravis — this young mother does a remarkable job of managing a busy life and a serious neuromuscular disease.

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Tags: 2332, 5292, 5323, 5335, Dr. Brian Crum, grave muscle weakness, Jody Wobbe, Mayo Clinic, myasthenia gravis

December 6, 2012

Myasthenia gravis – Early detection and right treatment

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Early detection and the right medication help Jim Miller live a normal life. That’s the outlook for most patients who have myasthenia gravis, say Mayo neurologists.

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Tags: 2332, 5292, 5297, 5335, 5418, Dr. Brian Crum, James Miller, Mayo Clinic, myasthenia gravis, Neurology & Neurosurgery

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