Pain profile and opioid medication use in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

We are excited to announce our first publication!

The MSU pain article: “Pain profile and opioid medication use in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies” has been published in Rheumatology and MSU is proud to make the paper available to you at no cost.

Join us in celebrating our first publication by attending a Fireside Chat on Zoom about the MSU Pain Study on May 31st. Learn how a community call to action led to this seminal paper on pain and myositis. Bring the paper and your questions and we can discuss strategies to have conversations with your doctor about your pain and pain treatments that might be effective for you. We will also talk about where we go from here and future studies to understand the pain in myositis and treatment effectiveness.

It may have taken three years to get to this point, but we won’t rest until the pain in myositis becomes better recognized and treated and is listed as one of the top symptoms on surveys and resource sites, not something for the “other” box.

Our thanks go out to the myositis community. YOU made this happen!

To access the paper please log in to your MSU account and you will find the button below.

If you haven’t yet, we would love for you to register for your free MSU membership (it only takes two minutes) and share all the benefits such as free access to MSU published research and other opportunities from MSU to participate as patient experts in research and pre-clinical trial design, serve on patient councils, participate in clinical trials, and other ways where your voice can make a difference.

Once logged in to your account you will find the button below to access the paper at no cost. The paper will remain in manuscript form until it is actually published in Rheumatology later this year.

Please login or create your free membership to access the free paper

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Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU) is a patient-centered, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Empowering the Myositis Community. Founded by Myositis patients, for Myositis patients, MSU provides education, support, advocacy, access to research and clinical trial matching, and need-based financial assistance.

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