Hi.I'm a 41 year old male diagnosed with dermatomyositis since December of 2000. I take prednisone- 40 mg. and methotrexate. I had been weaning off the prednisone and had gone down to 5 mg a day, but got a relapse so my rheumatlogist had to up the prednisone dose. I don't feel much pain compared to when I first got diagnosed and the muscle weakness is getting better. I found that walking helps a lot,even if it's just around the block, then resting. I haven't been able to find much written information on dermatomyositis. Does anyone have anything further they would recommend?