Hello All - Like rlm1988 who recently posted, I am newly diagnosed with Morphea... just a little unsure that's all it is and wondering about your advice.
I have had a large patch since childhood that seemed to spread in my 30's - but whenever I asked doctors they said they didn't know what it was and did not want to investigate.
Lately, I've been having breathing trouble, extreme fatigue etc. with exercise and my GP did Spirometry - which has shown a mod -mild pulmonary obstruction that is not alleviated by inhalers. At the moment, I've just been told to wait and see another 6 month if it improves.
Separately, I seemed to develop allergies and was sent to a Dermatologist. While there, I took the opportunity to ask him about the scarring as I've always wanted to know what it was and as it quite large.
The Dermatologist did a skin biopsy and phoned to say it is morphea (and told me NOT to google it!)
He's posting me a prescription for a cream. He told me to measure it to see if it's growing. He said it's otherwise not a problem and is likely 'burnt out'.
1. Can a skin biopsy alone diagnose morphea vs. systemic scleroderma?
2. When I go back to my GP, what should I be asking?
Thanks in advance for any advice!