If you have myositis, you know that getting up from a low toilet can be difficult or even impossible. It restricts the use of public restrooms for fear you won't be able to get back up. This video shares some tips and tricks that I use to make rising from that low position easier like using your arms, things around you, and even the toilet itself.
For those with more severe and progressive muscle weakness, such as those living with sporadic inclusion body myositis, there are many helpful devices and accessories available for purchase, such as toilet seat risers, devices like LiftSeat and other electronic solutions that incorporate a bidet.
NOTE: Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) reminds you to put your safety first. Consult with your doctor and your physical and occupational therapy team. This is informational only and not intended as medical advice.