Common problems associated with Myositis
Myositis symptoms can become severe and acute in some cases. These severe conditions could be any or many of the following:
1. Joint pain: Similar to arthritis symptoms patient experience joint pain.
2. Extreme fatigue: Simple walking, standing and small tasks make patient feel exhausted.
3. Limitations in mobility: Sometimes it could cause crippling – difficulty in getting up from chair, hand lifting, difficulty in moving head (due to damaged neck muscle)
4. Restricted day to day activities: Patient unable to perform simple task such as brushing, combing, holding water cup
5. Constant pain: All the time pain in the body – degree of pain might vary each day
6. Problem with certain medications: when taken, certain medication may trigger the condition
7. Breathing difficulties: Swollen muscles make it difficulty in breathing
8. Swallowing difficulties: Chewing and swallowing could be difficult due to weakened and swollen muscles. It could result in heartburn.
9. Restricted social activities: Since we cannot predict the degree of pain, lethargy and low energy makes it impossible to mingle and go about any social mingling.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 1, 2022
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