Steroid-induced myopathy

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What is steroid-induced myopathy?

Steroid-induced myopathy is a rare complication associated with steroid use. Myopathy, a term used for any disease of the muscles, may consist of muscle pain and tenderness (known as myalgia), fatigue and possibly even flu-like symptoms.

Common symptoms reported by people with steroid-induced myopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with steroid-induced myopathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with steroid-induced myopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with steroid-induced myopathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue steroid-induced myopathy 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with steroid-induced myopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has steroid-induced myopathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 0
40s 5
50s 7
60s 9
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from steroid-induced myopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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