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Erythromelalgia Facts


New Erythromelalgia Topical 2020


The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to ATX01 for the treatment of erythromelalgia.
ATX01 is a topical gel formulation of a proprietary high-concentration amitriptyline that works by targeting damaged nerve fibers in the skin, while avoiding systemic adverse reactions. The designation is supported by preclinical studies of topical amitriptyline that showed antinociceptive activity on voltage-gated sodium-channels Nav1.7, Nav1.8 and Nav1.9 as well as peripheral sensory nerve fibers Aβ, A∂ and C.
AlgoTherapeutix is a French biotech start-up, hosted by the Paris Biotech Santé incubator developing ATX01, a treatment for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Erythromelalgia. https://www.pharmaceutical -business-review.com /news/algotherapeutix-announces-orphan-drug-designation-granted-by-fda-for-atx01-in-erythromelalgia/
The opportunity to investigate ATX01 in erythromelalgia is an exciting medical pursuit as patients have few options to relieve considerable pain
EM Warriors will bring you further news as soon as it is released

Living with erythromelalgia

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I Am The Face Of Erythromelalgia Campaign 2020


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EM Warriors Partner With The Mighty

EM Warriors Are Partnering With The Mighty!

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site.

The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability. More than half of Americans are facing serious health conditions or medical issues. They want more than information. They want to be inspired. The Mighty publishes real stories about real people facing real challenges.

We're dedicated to helping people with erythromelalgia in their lives. With this partnership, we'll be able to help even more people.

We encourage you to submit a story to The Mighty and make the voice of an erythromelalgia sufferer heard.

"Here's an example of the kind of stories on The Mighty: To the Person Who Thinks My Fibromyalgia Isn't Real"

Other story options: 

 Do you want to tell your story but don't know where to begin? Contact us at erythromelalgiawarriorsnetwork@gmail.com and we will help you get your story down and published. 

Today's News Highlights

Carol Greer is now a member of Erythromelalgia Warriors: Patient Support & Information Network
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Arie Huisman is now a member of Erythromelalgia Warriors: Patient Support & Information Network
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Alexander Matthew Wirth is now a member of Erythromelalgia Warriors: Patient Support & Information Network
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Maggie H. is now a member of Erythromelalgia Warriors: Patient Support & Information Network
Aug 27
Shannon M. Wall updated their profile photo
Aug 23
Nicki Edan and Shannon M. Wall joined Erythromelalgia Warriors: Patient Support & Information Network
Aug 23
Kathryn Ellis is now a member of Erythromelalgia Warriors: Patient Support & Information Network
Aug 21


EM Warriors Proud To Partner with Patient Worthy

The Eythromelalgia Warriors are proud to be partnering this awesome online publication

Patient Worthy® is an online publication that provides relevant information to rare disease patients, caregivers and advocates alike.

Through education, awareness and a touch of humor, our goal is to inspire those in the rare disease community to tackle their chronic conditions, armed with the knowledge that they are not alone in their fight. We root for new treatment options, support spreading awareness and encourage the occasionally tough conversation.

Here at Patient Worthy, if we are not learning to live with a chronic illness or rare disease ourselves, we are loving or working with someone who is. It is through this perspective, research and our passion for rare disease awareness that we bring you Rare Patient News. Well Done.®


Get Involved in Spotlight on Erythromelalgia: An Awareness Project 2018

Are you frustrated, fed up and flaring over the struggle to get your voice heard ( and believed)?

Do you wish you could do something to raise awareness and greater understanding of erythromelalgia?

Well, continue reading this post because Spotlight on Erythromelalgia:An Awareness Project 2017/8 needs contributors like you!


We need as many of you as possible to send us a short video clip (approx 5 minutes) where you talk about the following:

1. How your EM started. 
2. Describe your EM symptoms.
3. How EM affects your life.
4. Finish the following metaphor: 'My erythromelalgia is like...'

NB: If you find filming yourself too uncomfortable then please send us a voice clip instead.


- Please be succinct. 
- Please try to be as descriptive as possible.
- Please film/record using a white background so our editing looks seamless.

This is a superexciting project that intends to create one unique documentary-style awareness video of what it is like to have EM, wherever you are in the world.


We will be accepting video clips until December 31st 2017

(Please contact us if you need more time - we understand that most of us find it impossible to plan/schedule things)


- Please attach your video and/or voice clips to an email and send it to erythromelalgiawarriorsnetwork@gmail.com.

-Larger files or MP3's routinely upload to Google drive so send us the email with the link and we will download that way.

-Use https://wetransfer.com/ ( It is free and easy programme)

If you need any help with recording, attaching your clips to email or sending them ,please contact us.


We truly could not continue to raise awareness or create a greater understanding of erythromelalgia without your participation or your support, so we hope that as many of you as possible get involved in this thrilling collaboration.

Thanks you!


The Warriors Chant

 You are fierce               You are a survivor            You are a fighter through  and through                  You are brave              You are courageous            There is an EM warrior  within YOU!


Breaking News!


 June 2020

  • French start up pharmaceutical excited about ATX01 for erythromelalgia. Clinical trials for this topical due late 2020

April 1st 2019

  • Gabapentin and pregabalin will be classed as controlled drugs in the UK  as from April 1st. See your surgery if concerned.

January 2019

  • Genetics and Pain Sensitivity Research Program. The aim of the study is to create a patient registry and learn more about the cause, progression and underlying genetic basis of certain rare diseases – with a particular interest in EM patients/families who do not have the Nav 1.7 mutation. Full details Genetics and Pain Sensitivity Research Program


July 2015

  • Xenon announces follow up to the primary genetic study, which will focus on facial EM. Xenon are currently inviting certain participants from the 2013 genetic study to take part in a survey on facial EM. Participants are being asked to fill in an online questionnaire and provide a saliva sample (if requested). This is fantastic move forward for the EM community!  :)

August 2015

  • FDA OK a new drug 'Finacea' for Papulopustular Rosacea.

October 2015

  • Xenon are still performing free worldwide genetic testing with saliva kit.

November 2015

  • 'Tonmya', a drug developed for the treatment of fibromyalgia, could be available end of 2016. For more information http://www.affirmstudy.com/

January 2016

  • EM transdermal 'Midodrine' developed by Mayo clinic available through compounding pharmacists.

February 2016

  • IMC-1 promising fibromyalgia drug fast tracked by FDA.

March 2016

  • New findings potentially provide several new drug targets - CSF1, CSF1 receptor, and DAP12 - that have huge therapeutic potential for neuropathic pain.
  • Drug candidate ZYN001 that delivers marijuana via skin patch soon to be developed for fibromyalgia.
  • Beiersdorf study shows licorice extract can help rosacea.
  • CDC release new guidelines for opioid prescribing for chronic pain.

April 2016

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This is a members only 'closed' community, but please be aware that in order to raise much needed erythromelalgia awareness certain site content is searchable via the internet. If you are concerned about being Googled or Yahoo-ed then you can protect your anonymity by creating a unique username. 

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Please never disregard the advice of your physician or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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