In 2007 I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis. The disease had progressed to the point that I was unable to move on my own or swallow. Today, however, I am drug free, but not completely cured. In the beginning I addded changes to my diet, a supplements and high doses of prednisone. Thankfully, within a few months they brought me back to a normal life. There were several other medications that my doctor recommended I take. I decided against them and I am thankful that I was able to continue without them. I dont know what the answers are beyond seeking the Lord and allowing Him to direct you to better health, giviing your body nutrients, minerals and anti-oxidants, and removing as much sugar from your diet as you can. In 2007 I couldnt find any information regarding Dermatomyositis and was surprised to find you all today (I looked on this site years earlier). I heard a holistic doctor say, “auto-immune diseases have risen 80% since the late 80’s. I hope you are all better today than when you posted your writings!!!