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“But You Don’t Look Sick”

  Myasthenics often hear, “but you don’t look sick.” Here I am living with a chronic autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis, and most people don’t know.   I always thought that was pretty neat. When I was a young girl the letters “MG” meant a snappy little sports car. My roommate Jerry Mitchell owned an MG convertible…. Read more »

MG 2015 Support Groups in Illinois and NW Indiana

MGF of Illinois support groups are run by experienced leaders. You can expect to: Meet people who are going through the same things as you Find people who will understand and listen to your concerns Learn new strategies to cope Learn more about MG treatments Share notes about symptoms and treatments “But I don’t feel… Read more »

Nutrition and Exercise Handouts – Fall 2014 Meeting

MGF of Illinois hosts two patient education meetings each year. The Fall 2014 meeting, titled “Practical Strategies for Living with MG,” addressed nutrition and exercise. Click to download the handouts from this meeting: Nutrition and Myasthenia Gravis MG and Physical Therapy Mediterranean Diet Sodium-Free-Flavoring-Tips Healthy Smoothies for MG Anti-Inflammatory food pyramid We gratefully acknowledge Palos… Read more »

CDC Recommends Flu Shot

With colder weather comes flu season.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. The CDC notes that some groups should especially get the flu vaccine because they are at higher risk for severe complications if they get the… Read more »