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Viral Myositis Treatment
Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?
Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom. In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read more
Muscle inflammation: Myosotis is an inflammatory muscle disease. There are several possible causes and the treatment depends on defining the cause. ...Read more
See below: There are 3 major approaches. One is medication which can retard further bone growth, the second is radiation of the affected area to stop bone growth and finally there is surgery to remove it often followed by radiation. Not all myositis ossificans causes problems particularly if it is not impinging on joint movement. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?
Yes,see list below: First need to have the proper diagnosis. So far no single treament have been found to produce cure. They are several new drugs on trial such as etanercep9tumor necrosis factor)alemtuzumab(t-celldepleting monoclonal antibody)follistatin(antagonist of myostatin pathway)arimoclomol(heat shock protein conducer)lithium(inhibitor of the glycogen synthase kinase enzyme)needless to say you need a physician. ...Read more
Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?
Muscle relaxant? : More to do with your posture during work as well as taking few breaks. In the mean time, consider going to an urgent care center or primary to be evaluated for muscle relaxants as well as other therapeutic modalities. If your symptoms last more than 4 weeks, seek your primary for any imaging to be done. ...Read more
Most no. Some yes.: There are many types of myositis. Some after bouts of therapy go into remission and do not recur, particularly in children with dermatomyositis. Many other types, more so in adults can be remitted, but require constant therapy. And a few cases are quite severe and can cause death. See someone in rheumatology for management. ...Read more
Yes: Need to know what kindof myositis you are reffering to infectious myositis or ibm(inclusion body myositis)the former is mainly found on tropical climates and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, hiv-1 the oher one (h-ibm) is hereditary, (s-ibm)is an acquired myophatic process qand ethiology more difficult to pimpoint andremain controversials-ibm is more common after 50and incidence 35.3 per mill. ...Read more
A wide spectrum Pts.: This is an inflammatory muscle disease, with slowly progressive weakness and wasting of both distal and proximal muscles, most notably of the arms and legs. Because this randomly affects different people in different ways and at different rates, there is no "textbook case." there are two kinds, sporadic and hereditary. The hereditary case does not have inflammation and is thus not myositis. ...Read more
With a stick maybe?: No definitive treatment has proved effective for the sporadic form of the disease. A militaristic tough-as-nails let's-hard-nose-this-one-out how-to-beat-it when-the-going-gets-tough-the-tough-get-going attitude toward this disease will only cause greater feelings of failure and frustration down the line. Most proactive thing is to try to get into a clinical trial, see clinicaltrials.gov. ...Read more
Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more
Hi. I am currently being tested for myositis. If it isn't, what else could it be? I'm sure I have fibromyalgia probably.
I presume ur Dr: Is suspecting some connective tissue and autoimmune conditions. Hopefully the tests are negative. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/myositis-symptoms-treatments-prognosis. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/fibromyalgia-herbs-and-supplements http://www.M. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/news/20090604/chinese-herb-may-treat-autoimmune-diseases. ...Read more
Possibly: There are many (hundreds, thousands) types of mold. Many molds excrete substances which can be toxic to various body systems, of which skeletal muscle is one. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the location and severity. You may be able to play with extra padding around the area. Ask your physician his/her recommendation for your specific case. ...Read more
Atrophic myositis: Masticatory muscle myositis (mmm) is an inflammatory disease in dogs affecting the muscles of mastication (chewing). It is also known as atrophic myositis or eosinophilic myositis. Mmm is the most common inflammatory myopathy in dogs. The disease mainly affects large breed dogs. ...Read more
Depends: Mostly on the activity of your disease and medications being taken. Have a frank discussion with your physician. ...Read more
See GYN...: First see a GYN provider for formal exam and see if there is any abnormal genital changes causing this problem. Blood tests can be also ordered to check for any hormonal imbalances. If all is negative and you appear healthy stress can be a cause so counseling would be the next step. ...Read more