I have been suffering from scleroderma since 1990.
Currently, I take nifedipine, cortisone, aspirin, and calcium. For ten months of the year, I have infusions of Iloprost (prostacyclin) for three days per month, which I have to say has helped me a lot.
One needs to be steadfast and never lower one's guard. I thank all those people who help me to do my routine things every day.
New email address needed 08-06-09 SLE
Old Email Prefix: amatulla
Story posted 7-26-01
Story edited 3-28-02
English translation posted 6-18-02
Story Edited 7-28-03 JTD/V1
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor V1: Judith Devlin
StoryTranslator: Kevin Howell
(Italiano) Giò: Sclerodermia sistemica progressiva
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