This project is about me and my relationship with MG.
The main aim of this project is to make people aware of this type of illness. Many people are vulnerable especially as MG is not easily recognisable.
''Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition that causes muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. Antibodies which normally fight infections go wrong and attack the communication system between the brain and your movement muscles which is why you feel weak.'' (Myaware.org 2017)
I first found out about my illness when I turned 16. It was quite surreal! First started the double vision then drooping eyelids, difficulty with walk, problems with calculating the distance. All this made my life difficult. The side effects i have faced with MG easily led to development of depression as well as hypothyroidism (condition where thyroid stops working) and wight gain. Medicines you are prescribed make your dreams more vivid, and you wake up feeling more tired even after a full night sleep.
Personally I have been prescribed steroids and immunosuppressants and antidepressants. It does help, most of the time but there is also bad side to it all which people tend to be quiet about. The amount of medicine you required to take every day damages the liver, you feel like you barely existing, constantly stressed, feeling like a stranger even with people close to you. Sometimes I simply cannot explain how I feel.
Sometimes the pain comes from nowhere.