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What causes inclusion body myositis?

Hi I have been having a bad aching pain during the night in bed as I have slept and my side hurts in the morning when I get up. Over the last couple of days the pain has started coming on an evening and has been very painful. I have to admit I like a glass (or two) of wine every day and now I am worried as the pain is getting worse. I ended up in hospital 20 years ago with a similar pain and after tests was told I had IBM. I haven t suffered since but worry my drinking may have caused a worse condition
Tue, 29 Mar 2016
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inclusion body myositis is an inflammatory condition of muscles of the upper and lower limbs progressively getting weaker. it is an idiopathic condition which means no body knows what causes it. the literature suggests that it could be an auto immune disorder. your body at some stage doesn't recognize certain elements of your muscles and destroys it.
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What causes inclusion body myositis?

Hi there inclusion body myositis is an inflammatory condition of muscles of the upper and lower limbs progressively getting weaker. it is an idiopathic condition which means no body knows what causes it. the literature suggests that it could be an auto immune disorder. your body at some stage doesn t recognize certain elements of your muscles and destroys it.