Living With Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis

One step at a time

Managing a condition like dermatomyositis (DM) or polymyositis (PM) has many important milestones. Getting diagnosed. Working closely with your healthcare team. Finding the right treatment plan. Staying on treatment. And following your doctors’ guidance.

But, along with treatment, there are other steps you can take to help manage your condition. For example, learning how to tell others about your condition and knowing when to ask for help when needed. Other steps may include making simple changes at home and getting better prepared when traveling. And there’s more you can do, such as eating healthier and starting an exercise plan.

Talking about your condition

Get tips to help you prepare for the moment you tell loved ones about your diagnosis.

Making changes at home

Learn about simple changes you can make at home to help you better manage.

Healthy choices

Diet and exercise may help you manage your condition.