Meet Stephanie

Living with polymyositis since 2009

The best thing you can do is to work with your doctor, take control of your medical care, and be your own advocate.

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Meet Julie

Living with dermatomyositis since 2012

Live life and don’t let this disease ever define who you are.

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Welcome to DM/PM & YOU

If you or someone you care about is living with dermatomyositis (DM) or polymyositis (PM), DM/PM & is your source for information and inspiration.

You'll learn about treatments, get tips for daily living, and find guidance for partnering with doctors. Start here.

Partner with your healthcare team.

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Diet do’s and don’ts

Get tips about what you should and shouldn’t eat.

Are you a care partner?

Get 10 tips to help you avoid caregiver stress.

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Women are twice as
to have dermatomyositis or polymyositis than men.

Myositis is a muscle disease that is caused by inflammation.

Dermatomyositis and polymyositis share some of the same symptoms. One difference is that dermatomyositis affects the skin as well as the muscles.

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Chair yoga

8 gentle moves you can do while seated.

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The first known case of myositis was diagnosed in what year?


1863—E. Wagner reported the first recorded case of myositis in the year 1863.


1863—E. Wagner reported the first recorded case of myositis in the year 1863.

Need to tell loved ones you have DM or PM?

We’ve got tips to guide you.

Take the worries
out of travel.

And be better prepared the next time you leave town.

Treating dermatomyositis and polymyositis

Learn about your treatment options.

Learn about
DM and PM.

Get the facts about how dermatomyositis and polymyositis can affect your muscles and impact your body.

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