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Suffering from Polymyositis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   has taking ecstasy brought on my Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis ?
Doctor :   HI,
User :   hello
Doctor :   May i know since when you are taking Ecstasy ?
User :   since 95, but has been less these past few years, and only recreational
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Are you on any other medications ?
User :   i had the measels in 84, all went down hill in 96 mid 95 i started taken x on a weekly basis
User :   i was on methotrexate then but i have been on natural remedies pretty much most of these past years
Doctor :   ok, i consider the ecstasy (MDMA) is not related to the polymyositis and dermatomyositis
User :   the muscle weakness started gradually like not being able to get out of a chair, now i'm dependant on others for everything.
User :   not sure if it was just co incidence
Doctor :   that could happen with methotrexate but not with MDMA
User :   i see
Doctor :   You have to get examined to establish the cause of myositis
User :   i guess it has always just been on my mind and have way to fightened to as my docotr
User :   it all started after the measles really. iwas a very active child, sports,gym etc
User :   the doctors here really do not know what to do with me so i have really been left to fen for myself
User :   i have just been reading up onthings recently and thought that i should just ask you
Doctor :   I advice you to consult a neurologist and a psychiatrist
Doctor :   the integrated approach by both of them will help you better
User :   ok , ihavent seen either of those
User :   may i ask why a psychiatrist?
Doctor :   well , they have to club there findings to arrive at diagnosis
Doctor :   psychiatrist to rule out the subjective effect of MDMA which is one of the but rarest possibility of the problem you have
User :   and neurologist?
Doctor :   to rule out the effects of Methotrexate and viral infection ( measles ) on the problem
User :   its been almost 6mths since the last time i had x and am now affraid to have any in the future
Doctor :   give it time
Doctor :   get to know what you have
User :   ok thank you for the insight on both of those , no one has suggested i see either of them so thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   thank you and regards from Oz
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback ,
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   i wil thank u and bye
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