Haven't posted on here in a long time, hope you are all keeping well. As mentioned in my previous posts I have morphea and the last time I saw a dermatologist about it (maybe a year or so ago), I was told it was in the "burnout" stage. It hasn't really progressed since. Maybe it has just a little or maybe my mind is playing tricks on me because I'm so critical over it. It still doesn't give me pain or complications and I know, especially after reading some of the stories on here, that's ultimately the most important thing. So as of this moment in time it's still purely a cosmetic issue.
I'm due to go on holiday in early February to Egypt for 10 nights. It's not going to be exceptionally hot at that time of year, but It's still sun exposure. I'm not particularly looking forward to it, in fact I don't actually want to go. The main reason I'm going is to force myself to go to the beach and hopefully build my confidence up a bit. I just don't know if sun exposure is even something I should be contemplating as someone who has morphea. I can't find any conclusive answers as to if it's bad or at the least non relevant for my condition. I honestly don't want it to get any worse and I'm worried the sun might not be a good idea. As much as I'm not wanting to go to the beach and expose a part of me I'm so uncomfortable with, I know I have to do it for the greater good. I'm so sick of being the person whose held back from living their life to the fullest because of a horrible condition that I'm unfortunate enough to have.
Do any of you have any personal experience with sun exposure or any useful information that may help me?
Many thanks for taking the time to read this and I welcome all replies