Myositis Support Group

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Myositis is an inflammation of the muscles, which can be caused by injury, infection, reaction from certain medications, and even exercise. Some forms of Myositis are chronic and idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown or not well understood. Types of Myositis include dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), juvenile myositis (JM), and inclusion-body myositis (IBM).

Newbies Guide to Myositis

We know you have a million questions about myositis. This section is to help you answer a few. Please don’t hesitate to ask your questions though. These are short articles written by Myositis patients on range of topics for the newly diagnosed or currently being diagnosed. We will be adding more so please come back often.

General Discussion

Join the Myositis discussion forum for patients, friends and families affected with Myositis.
We love to hear you stories and information about treatments, symptoms and side effects.

Complimentary Therapy

Welcome to Complementary Therapies! This is the place to discuss the array of complementary healing modalities that many of us rely on to help us live healthier lives. Whether you're looking to do more to promote your own health while undergoing medical treatment, or are waiting to get medical treatment and are looking to do what you can to feel better in the meantime, this is the place to post your questions and information. We will discuss everything from acupuncture and chiropractic to nourishing our bodies, minds, and spirits. This is the place to discuss healing modalities that can complement medical treatment.

Bens Friends

Our mission at Ben’s Friends is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them.

Emotional Support

Having a rough day because of your Myositis? We’re here to listen.

New Member Checkin

New members, start your experience here. Introduce yourself and share your story. Let us welcome you

Prayer and Healing Energy Requests

A place to request prayers and healing energy for yourself or others, from our community of caring, supportive friends, for any issue(s) we deal with.

Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic

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