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Hello from NYC! Thank you so much for answering our questions. I hope you are improving and staying strong. I have generalized MG diagnosed October 2017. Had a robotic thymectomy December 2019. The only meds I’m taking are prednisone (30mg-5 months and counting) and mestinon. I was tested for COVID-19 on March 17th...still waiting results. My symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, slight dry cough, sore throat and headaches. I have not had a fever. A couple days before I was tested I had a temp of 99.5 F, I am typically 97.5 F.

How did you know if breathing issues where MG or something else? My shortness of breath is kinda like I run out of air while talking and even at rest my breathing feels labored. What do you know about prednisone and its ability to inhibit fevers even in the presence of an infection? I know prednisone suppresses the immune response so i guess that would make sense. Symptoms started probably about 10 days ago. I would call them mild bc I’m not needing any medical intervention. However, breathing and sore throat are definitely the most bothersome. Mind you, I am in isolation and resting, which should help relieve my MG.

It’s just difficult for me to know if it’s MG or COVID-19 symptoms. Any advice?