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Sherry McD

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  1. Sherry McD

    Hurt everywhere?

    Thank you for reassuring me that I am not crazy! Now....know any good doctors in Chicago or Madison?
  2. Sherry McD

    Hurt everywhere?

    Hey Guys, Just need to vent. Yesterday my rheumatologist told me that it is impossible for an individual to "hurt everywhere" and I just wanted some support on this one! I am having a flare that is in its 7th week, causing me to ache and sleep all the time. He told me that I am just not getting enough quality sleep and put me on more sleeping meds. I cried "I know this pain is real and not in my head!" He said scleroderma will not cause body aches. To add insult to injury, he said he can't write a letter to my short term disability company to appeal their denial because none of my labs show anything wrong with me, that I am just tired and that isn't a disability. Any support out there? :) Sherry
  3. Sherry McD

    John Hopkins Hospital

    Hi Alice, Although I am not a doctor, I do believe you can have both scleroderma and fibromyalgia; at least both are listed in my charts. I have been experiencing extreme fatigue for the last several weeks and my rheumatologist is treating me with cymbalta which has shown to improve fibromyalgia. Sadly, I have found no relief yet. I wish you the best! Sherry
  4. Hey guys! I have had sclero for 7 years and have had flares that have lasted a week or two, but this one is going into its sixth week. I am so frustrated and feel useless! Has anyone had a flare that lasts awhile and goes away? Or is this just the next phase of the disease that I need to learn to live with? I am on a prescription pain medication and that helps temporarily, but I don't want to become addicted to it. Any other meds you have tried or other forms of therapy? Thanks for your help! Sherry
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