It’s Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month and in the spirit of spreading awareness, we’d like to bring to your attention some hurtful myths about MG. We hope that by better understanding what myasthenia patients experience, you can develop a deeper sensitivity about their struggle and treat them with much-needed compassion. MG Awareness Month was started by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of…

A Myasthenic crisis (MC) is an emergency experienced by some Myasthenia gravis patients within the first year of being diagnosed. If you’re new to the whole MG thing and you want to know what to do if you happen to be one of the unlucky 15-20% of patients who have an MC at least once in their lifetime you might…

Over the last year, we’ve discussed IBD extensively here, on the FindMeCure blog. From current, at the time, trends in treatment and recruiting clinical trials or drugs being developed to practical advice on how to come to terms with your diagnosis and take better care of yourself in your new situation, we have covered a lot of topics. We talk…

At times it may seem like you’re the only unfortunate person to be fighting a rare autoimmune disease. And it’s true that Myasthenia gravis only affects between 14 and 40 in 100,000 people. You don’t have a very high chance at stumbling upon someone living with the disease, just randomly on the street. And unlike some other conditions, MG is…

One of the reasons we never lose our hope, working in this industry where disease is one of our main topics is the astounding amount of medical advancements we learn about every single day. It’s true that clinical research is improving major disease prognosis by the hour - new breakthroughs happen almost every month to the point where it’s hard…

Jenna Farmer is gut health geek who knows all about IBD living, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease several years ago, Jenna is now expecting her first child - a journey she shares about regularly on her blog, A Balanced Belly. Disarmingly honest about her fertility struggles and the culture that makes pregnancy seem like an instantaneous wish-fulfillment,…

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