It comes with a host of side effects, but I’ll take the inconvenience of those over a ventilator or having a g-tube because I can’t eat.I am stable for the first time since I was diagnosed with MG.Today I cook for my family again. It involves inserting a fine wire electrode through your skin and into a muscle to test a single muscle fiber.Your doctor might order a CT scan or an MRI to check if there's a tumor or other abnormality in your thymus.These tests evaluate whether your condition is affecting your breathing.Various treatments, alone or in combination, can relieve symptoms of myasthenia gravis. In open surgery, your surgeon splits the central breastbone (sternum) to open your chest and remove your thymus gland.Minimally invasive surgery to remove the thymus gland uses smaller incisions. Myasthenia Gravis is one of my struggles, and I’m grateful to those helping me overcome its obstacles and carry its burden.Candace is a Myasthenia Gravis patient who is dedicated to bringing the struggles of her community to light. Some people develop an allergic reaction to the solutions used to replace the plasma.Side effects, which usually are mild, can include chills, dizziness, headaches and fluid retention.Some people with myasthenia gravis have a tumor in their thymus gland. With a list price of more than a half a million dollars a year, it also happens to be one of the most expensive drugs in the world. Myasthenia Gravis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. The side effects were too severe. I’ll be on it for the rest of my life unless they find a cure.Being constantly in and out of the hospital for the last year, pushed my family to our physical and emotional limits. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. On the hard days, we’re lucky to eat a meal that is not blended or take a breath without a machine. A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a compound that consists of immune globulins (immune proteins) that are usually administered into the bloodstream. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.