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Myasthenia Gravis

Muscle cramps



Are muscle cramps of the hands and feet associated with myasthenia? My husband was diagnosed about 5 years ago and is controlled on cellcept at this time. He had a thymectomy about 3years ago and does well except for muscle cramps esp. of the hands occasionally.


Muscle cramps are not part of MG, per se. You can get cramps from treatments (e.g. mestinon) or poor control (weak muscles and unsupported joints can ache). Hope this helps.

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Response by:

John G Quinlan, MD John G Quinlan, MD
Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati