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Myasthenia gravis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 04, 2011 at 8:29 PM

My mother has been diagnosed with this autoimmune disorder. Anyone have any experience with Paleo making a difference with it? I know the general health benefits and have experience them myself, but not sure my mom will give up her bread and pasta without some fairly convincing evidence of helping this disorder. I'm sure going to get her to give it a try, but any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

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on April 07, 2011
at 12:21 PM

My coworker is 35 and her doctor is one of the people that suggested going gluten free.

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on April 06, 2011
at 07:11 PM

She's 75 years old and believes her docs. What can I say...

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on April 06, 2011
at 07:09 PM

Agreed - yeah to this. Thanks...hope it is enough for her to decide to take the first step.

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on April 05, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Yay to this answer!

922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

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on April 05, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Melissa, that's exactly how I feel. Especially since her symptoms are currently taking over. She'll complain about it, and say she should do something, but then won't take the steps necessary to try it. Blows my mind. I, like you, would try anything, especially if other people had shared instances where it had helped.

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on April 05, 2011
at 03:22 PM

It absolutely amazes me that someone wouldn't at least try the change for 30 days in a case like this just to see how it helped or didn't help. I can't imagine not caring about myself that much.

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on April 05, 2011
at 10:55 AM

Thanks, Steph. I'll let you know if i make any head way. My niece and nephew eat GF and have already approached her about this. She is miserable enough maybe she'll decide she has nothing to lose.

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on April 05, 2011
at 03:07 PM

Associated with celiac disease which requires a higher level of gluten free than Paleo. http://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Disease-Research:-Associated-Diseases-and-Disorders/Myasthenia-Gravis-Celiac-Disease/

B294f81b6a77c4ac1ad5fc55313dec84

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on April 05, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Yay to this answer!

E6c790e285048d9d09a554e65879693a

(435)

on April 06, 2011
at 07:09 PM

Agreed - yeah to this. Thanks...hope it is enough for her to decide to take the first step.

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:43 AM

I have myasthenia gravis for 22 years now and I went paleo 5 months ago with astonishing results. My symptoms begin to subside in the third month and now I feel great, never felt so well before in my life. I have cut mestinon to a half dose per day compare to previous non-paleo times. This is a diet anyone with myasthenia gravis should try for 6 months.

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on April 04, 2011
at 11:19 PM

I have a patient who came on board about 8 months ago for a spine issue. I decided to not operate and get him fit for many reasons. He has MG and I got him leptin sensitive first then on my strict paleo regime and he has dropped 81 lbs since we met. His back pain has improved by 50%

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922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

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on April 04, 2011
at 09:49 PM

My coworker was diagnosed a few years ago and has read and been told that going gluten-free seems to help with symptoms. Unfortunately she still hasn't tried it herself. I've encouraged her to and asked why not and she seems to think it'd be too difficult with her family and the cost. She's also mentioned trying to eat healthier so when she's off the steroids it'll be easier for her to lose the weight she's gained as a result.

This is also the same person who said she liked me better before when I ate the SAD diet that the rest of my coworkers eat. Apparently my energy levels affect all of them? Either way, I think she's just not motivated to change even with the personal accounts she's read on other message boards about gluten-free and the relapse of symptoms she's currently going through.

If I hear any more or if she decides to clean her diet up a bit, I will definitely let you know. Further, if your mother makes the change and has luck, let me know so I can further try to encourage my coworker.

E6c790e285048d9d09a554e65879693a

(435)

on April 05, 2011
at 10:55 AM

Thanks, Steph. I'll let you know if i make any head way. My niece and nephew eat GF and have already approached her about this. She is miserable enough maybe she'll decide she has nothing to lose.

922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

(392)

on April 05, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Melissa, that's exactly how I feel. Especially since her symptoms are currently taking over. She'll complain about it, and say she should do something, but then won't take the steps necessary to try it. Blows my mind. I, like you, would try anything, especially if other people had shared instances where it had helped.

E6c790e285048d9d09a554e65879693a

(435)

on April 06, 2011
at 07:11 PM

She's 75 years old and believes her docs. What can I say...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on April 05, 2011
at 03:22 PM

It absolutely amazes me that someone wouldn't at least try the change for 30 days in a case like this just to see how it helped or didn't help. I can't imagine not caring about myself that much.

922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

(392)

on April 07, 2011
at 12:21 PM

My coworker is 35 and her doctor is one of the people that suggested going gluten free.

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