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Hi bbnrse,

I'm sorry to hear about everything that is aching/bothering you-- it sure is a long list and I can see how symptoms can get confusing. It is really hard to tell what's causing what because sometimes even different conditions have the same or similar symptoms. However, Myasthenia gravis causes weakness of the voluntary (skeletal) muscles. Voluntary muscles are those that are under your control. In other words, you think about moving your arm, and it moves. The muscle weakness of myasthenia gravis worsens with activity and improves with rest.

On the other hand, symptoms of CFS Last at least 6 months, are not relieved by bed rest, and severe enough to keep you from participating in certain activities. CFS symptoms may still be confused with MG symptoms because they sometimes affect your muscles and it can feel like you have the flu. 

I know that chances are you already know this but it's the best way to differentiate the two.

Wishing you the best,


July 21, 2012 - 7:34pm


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