MMTC’s Florida clinics, with the exception of our Naples location, are now accepting regular appointments.
In certain areas affected by Hurricane Ian, telehealth visits may be an option for follow up visits. Click HERE for more information.
What is Myasthenia Gravis?
A neuromuscular disorder, Myasthenia Gravis causes a weakening of skeletal muscles. These are the muscles that the body utilizes to coordinate and facilitate movement. When nerve cells and muscles struggle to communicate, Myasthenia Gravis is the outcome. The weakening of these muscles does not allow them to naturally contract and as a result, can seriously hinder movements and motor-skills. Fortunately, Myasthenia Gravis has been deemed a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida. If you or a loved one are suffering from this condition, contact a medical marijuana doctor in Florida today!
Symptoms of a Myasthenia Gravis
Symptoms of a Myasthenia Gravis can include, but are not limited to:
- Trouble with Speech
- Facial Paralysis
- Trouble lifting
- Trouble walking
- Hoarse Voice
- Eyelid drooping
- Blurry vision
Myasthenia Gravis and Medical Marijuana
Many patients suffering from MG have reported potential relief and improvement in quality of life when treating the condition with medical marijuana. The active components within medical marijuana have demonstrated the ability to relieve the stress and anxiety associated with the condition, as well as treating the chronic pain of the condition as well. The treatment using medical cannabis enables the patient to experience muscle relaxation and, often, allows the muscles to properly function.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Myasthenia Gravis
Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:
- Reaction Time