Jump to content

Hang onto your hat: Sclero Forums Upgrade May 14-21, 2017!! The Forums will be offline for up to 4 days, and then will return with an entirely new look and feel.


Are flare ups normal?

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 georgette


    Senior Bronze Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 58 posts

Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:24 PM

G'day everyone ,newbie here again, I have only just been diagnosed with scleroderma in the last month but knew I had it for the past year the 1st blood test came back normal but lately things got so bad I asked for another blood test and yep it came back positive, my question is, with scleroderma, do you have "flare ups" where one minute your doing ok then suddenly you can have symptoms flaring up into top gear?

My biggest hassels have been gastric reflux and itchy skin ,both started to settle ,then I had an insident here where when out walking I seen an elderly man fall down and I was the only person around I got such a scare the adreniline was pumping by the time I got to him ,(thinking broken hip) It all eventually worked out but by the time I got home I could feel all my symptoms on the rise and since then I am back into undescrible itchy skin ,so........ do you get flare ups ? and does emotional events cause symptoms to flare ? I'm apprecitive to all advice and hints , I was just reading here that banana are good for the reflux , didn't know that so I'm gunna go get some today and try it , also didn't know about raising the bed up helps so I'm also gunna try that to ,,,,hugs georgette

#2 Sweet


    Platinum Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,895 posts

Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

Oh yes, I do get flares. All of my symptoms can vary from one end of the spectrum to the other. It used to be from one day to the next, but frankly it can now be from hour to hour. This is all part of the difficulty in my opinion in dealing with this disease.
Warm and gentle hugs,

ISN Support Specialist
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)