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Tash19

280d

Does MG affect the way you look?

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    • Bucket007

      280d

      @Tash19 I had bloodwork for achr and anti-striated muscle receptors, both were negative. They also ruled out my thyroid (making sure not thyroid eye disease, bloodwork all normal). I went to an optometrist as well and had images taken of the inside of my eye to see if they could see a cause for the intermittent blurry vision, but my exam was normal and I only needed reading glasses. My PCP told me to ask the neurologist when I see her at the end of next week for a single fiber electrode test and to check and see if I'm sero-negative. I still have to look up some of these meanings because I'm still learning what everything means!

    • Bucket007

      280d

      I haven't been diagnosed yet, still in testing phases but all of my symptoms point towards MG. I will say that my face has changed and looks worse on different days, like my eyes are half closed and my cheeks are sagging. My family has commented that I look more depressed even on days where I'm feeling upbeat.

      • Tash19

        280d

        @Bucket007 testing stage, what tests are you having? I've only had a blood test a still waiting results. I have also noticed my cheeks sagging and eyelids 😔

        • Bucket007

          280d

          @Tash19 I had bloodwork for achr and anti-striated muscle receptors, both were negative. They also ruled out my thyroid (making sure not thyroid eye disease, bloodwork all normal). I went to an optometrist as well and had images taken of the inside of my eye to see if they could see a cause for the intermittent blurry vision, but my exam was normal and I only needed reading glasses. My PCP told me to ask the neurologist when I see her at the end of next week for a single fiber electrode test and to check and see if I'm sero-negative. I still have to look up some of these meanings because I'm still learning what everything means!

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There is no direct information provided in the context about MG affecting one's appearance. Myasthenia gravis primarily causes muscle weakness and fatigue, which may indirectly impact a person's overall well-being but not necessarily their physical appearance.

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