Managing my MG symptoms: A holistic approach

When I was first diagnosed with MG, I remember my neurologist telling me how he'd just put me on Mestinon and I'd feel "much, much better". But I didn't. In fact, even on the smallest dose, my symptoms got worse - so bad that I couldn't dress myself, drive, or breathe properly. His next suggestion…

Thymectomy: Looking back from afar

I had my thymectomy in October of last year. Initially, the plan was to blog about the procedureΒ and progress from the hospital, to document every step along the way.Β Yeah, all plans went to hell with that. The surgery and its aftermath was quite certainly the worst experience of my life. Nothing prepared me for it.…

2 months Keto: My experience so far

Today marks the 2-month anniversary of my ketogenic journey and, let me tell you, it hasn't been easy! As I've mentioned before, I started looking into ketogenic diets because of their effectiveness in treating other neurological ailments (like Alzheimer's and epilepsy), and because I wasn't finding relief on a nutrient-dense paleo diet (AIP, Wahls Levels…

Getting diagnosed with MG

My autoimmune journey started during the summer of 2015, when I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). I’d been having symptoms for over two years but nobody suspected MG. I went to three different neurologists, one optometrist, one ophthalmologist, one psychologist and one psychiatrist; everyone thought it was psychosomatic. By the time I was diagnosed,…