Really Confused About My Bout with Dermatomyostitis
Hello, I'm new to the boards and really concerned about my first bout with dermatomyostitis, which occured in Sept of last year. I'm really glad I've found a forum and support group because honestly the pain isn't something you can really convey to family and friends. It's lonely if you ask me.
I'm confused because unlike what I've read thus far many of you are currently on medication. I'm wondering since they feel my bout with DM happened as a result of a viral infection (my infant son got extremely ill, and I did as a result), there was no need for any additional treatment. They did determine my muscle enzyme levels were elevated, but no muscle biopsy was conducted. I too am wondering if anyone has any information about the link between postpartum delivery and the onset of myostitis...I've heard there is some increased likelihood after having a baby, but I haven't found sufficient proof.
Thanks for any feedback you can provide. Many thanks for your time.
Warmest regards, MMB