Hello anyone looking for information on whether the disease Myasthenia Gravis could be tied to, or affected by your smoking a lot of marijuana.
In my experience, quitting has made me much healthier, and has lead to my Myasthenia Symptoms being greatly reduced. I now am able to go without my mestinon medication on some days, and I feel a lot stronger. I had specific episodes where I would smoke....and then moments later I would feel weak, have to sit down, and my muscles would start these spasms.
Now that I have quit, none of this happens anymore! Given that it is an immune system disorder, with NO KNOWN CAUSE, I know in my heart that it was so so so so much smoking that was ruining my immune system, and giving me this disease.
And once I quit....and my body flushed out its system...I have gotten so much better. So to anyone wondering if there is a connection, in my experience it has been VERY causal. Do not smoke marijuana if you have muscle weakness and fatigue issues and Myasthenia Gravis.
Things are going well for me. I have 47 days of not smoking Marijuana today, and I feel very at peace with my decision. It helps that I went through this once before, when I first quit last year, coming to a Marijuana twelve step group in complete desperation. Last time I wasn't ready, I fought against the desire to be able to go back to a life that included smoking. All the time I was counting days, I was secretly planning on giving up. And so eventually I did.
So this time, I know I can do it, because I did it before...but this time I feel ready to accept the change. I picture my future as one without pot, and I actually know that it's going to be fun, and much healthier for me. One of the big differences for me this time around, which I wanted to fill you in on, is that I have been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called Myasthenia Gravis which leads to muscle weakness and fatigue, and since I quit, my symptoms have almost disappeared. I know that smoking so much was poisoning my body, and seriously impacting my muscle strength. I always felt deep down like I was making myself sick...but I rationalized my way out of being concerned about it.
Until my higher power gave me this diagnosis, so I could finally understand with exact precision, what EXACTLY I was choosing to do to my body when I chose to smoke. Do I want to fall down the stairs to do lack of muscle strength? Or do I want to get stronger and stronger and stronger. The immediate positive benefits have been kind of mind blowing.
The disease is known to go into remission, and I had a check up with my doctor last week, and her exact words were. "Wow, I don't think you're going to have problems from Myasthenia Gravis soon."
So when I say I'm at peace with the decision, I just wanted to share with anyone our there where that is coming from. And that I now feel very connected to my higher power, because she spoke to me the last time I slipped and gave into weakness and addiction, and through my own voice I called out as loud as I could "DON'T DO IT AGAIN!" and I'm ready to listen.