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Injury to low back caused pubis shearing for 1 yr. Do has helped 80% diagnosed with myalgia & myositis in thighs & pubic bone area. Will i ever heal?
Can't tell: There is too little information in your question to adequately answer it. Sounds like you should have that conversation with your do or possibly get another opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain vs inflammation: Myalgia means pain in muscles. It may be anything from overuse or excess exercise to a viral infection. Myositis means inflammation in the muscles. This can potentially be a much more serious condition with long term health consequences. You need to be seen by a physician to determine which is present. Myositis is characterized by elevation of muscle enzymes in the blood due to the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please discuss the relationship among sle, mctd, anas, anti-rnp, myalgia, and myositis? How common is it to find these concurrent in a person?
Very common: These are all autoimmune diseases due to loss of regulation on the immune system and thus they often occur in combination or individually. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with chronic myositis/myalgia for over a yr now. I'm stumped. Am i disabled, no one wants to hire me because of the meds i take?
Not disabled: You need more precise dx. Myositis is muscle inflammation for which rx (approved or even off-label) may reduce symptoms. Myalgia is muscle pain w/o inflammation also treatable but often with adaptive behavioral changes, low impact exercise, yoga, etc. Rx may help also. No reason to give up or go on disability. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers