Myositis

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What is myositis?

Myositis is a general term that means inflammation of the muscles. It may be associated with inflammation in other organs, including the joints, heart, lungs, intestines and skin.

Common symptoms reported by people with myositis

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 myositis

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

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
myositis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
myositis (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
myositis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
myositis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CalMag)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
myositis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
myositis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with myositis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with myositis

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

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for myositis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation Cushing's syndrome 11 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
myositis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness migraine
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
myositis (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
myositis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for myositis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hair loss
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
myositis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CalMag)
Perceived effectiveness
for myositis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
myositis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
myositis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Viscous)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 20
40s 42
50s 49
60s 21
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 24
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 130

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 81
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from myositis patients who have completed their condition history
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