New symptom whack-a-mole

New symptoms are not only an indication of a myositis “flare”, sometimes new symptoms mean an emergence of overlap of other conditions.1 min


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Many #MyositisWarriors report feeling that as soon as we get one symptom or cluster of symptoms under control, more “pop up.” It can feel like a cruel game of Whack-a-Mole!

You remember that game, back in your younger days, when you went to carnivals and held a huge padded mallet to smash down the moles as they rapidly emerged from the holes in a wildly decorated platform? Well, that’s how futile and frustrating it can be to have symptom after symptom arise, unrelentingly.

Often these symptoms are not only an indication of a myositis “flare,” meaning an increase in disease activity, but sometimes new symptoms mean an emergence of overlap of other conditions. This is common in autoimmune diseases.

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Many of us dream of having years, months, or even, weeks of a break without new emerging symptoms and/or conditions.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out these resources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150011/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5738776/


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