Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

For people with myasthenia gravis and their family members, coping with the disease may be difficult.

If you have myasthenia gravis, find ways to relax. Stress may worsen your condition.

Also, ask for help with tasks if you need it. Your family and friends may be able to assist you with tasks that are difficult.

If you're a family member of someone with myasthenia gravis, try to be understanding of your loved one's emotions as he or she adjusts to the condition. Read about myasthenia gravis and learn about what your family member is experiencing.

You and your family members may benefit from participating in a support group. A support group may offer a place for you to meet people who understand what you and your family members are going through.

Dec. 24, 2015