The increased availability of medical marijuana in the United States has introduced all sorts of folks to cannabis. Some patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) have found they can use marijuana as an alternative medicine. But, patients who are new to medicinal cannabis may find it a little more complicated than expected.
Cannabis plants come in many varieties called strains that each have different benefits. Since there are thousands of strains out there, it can be hard to tell what will work best for your MG symptoms.
Myasthenia Gravis and Its Symptoms
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that weakens your muscles. Most cases of MG happen in important facial muscles, like the ones that control eye movement, swallowing and breathing. Regardless of where it appears, MG occurs when your immune system attacks the neurotransmitters that communicate movement to your muscles.