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The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois reaches out to MG patients and their families in Illinois, NW Indiana and the Quad Cities. We respond to calls and emails from people all over the country and even internationally. We can give you information and encouragement with our friendly office staff, newsletter, educational programs and more.
MG—THE SNOWFLAKE DISEASE
MG is a neurological disorder. It causes fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscles of the body and can include a drooping eyelid, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, difficulty chewing and swallowing, weakness in the arms and legs, and difficulty breathing.
Symptoms can change from day to day—even hour to hour, sometimes making MG difficult to diagnose. MG affects each person so differently it sometimes is called “the snowflake disease.”