Hello everyone, my name is Cris, I am twenty-two years old and I have suffered from this illness for three years, since I got pregnant. It all started with a white spot in my abdomen. My baby girl was born and the doctors said it was a normal spot since it did not hurt or anything.
Some time passed and the spot began changing in appearance. I went to another doctor and after a lot of tests he determined I had scleroderma. I began a very strong and very expensive treatment with periodic filtration, but due to the high cost I was unable to keep with it.
About three months ago I went to the dermatologist and now I am taking methotrexate, colchicine, vitamin E and folic acid. However I feel like it only takes away the pain and the swelling, but the appearance of my skin is the same, fibrous and with a brown tint. This sometimes makes me depressed because I am young and I would like to wear a two piece swimsuit or a short shirt.
In spite of this, I am still standing, and ready to fight, so we've got to move forward. Please contact me on msn, I would like to talk to someone who also has this illness, since it is not very common.
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Story edited 03-23-2010 JTD
Story posted 04-20-2010 SLE
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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