I've been diagnosed with scleroderma since last year July. After so many years of confusion not knowing what was wrong with me, I went to numerous doctors who didn't know what was going on until I was admitted due to shortness of breath, weight loss, muscle weakness and tight skin with discoloured patches especially on the face. I had ulcers on my fingers, I couldn't do anything as the pains were so bad.
I went through so many tests which took about 7 weeks to bring us to being treated for pulmonary hypertension (PH); I didn't understand so much. I had to google this condition until I found this site which made this condition more understandable; it hasn't been easy, but I survived the worst. I regained a bit of strength on my muscles and my heart rate isn't acting up as it did before. My problem now is products that I need to use for my skin as it becomes dry and scaly, especially now as it's winter in South Africa. My face was more involved in this ordeal. It has dark patches and tightness, I've tried a few products but I don't see much change.
Any suggestions? Thanks for this site; its amazing.