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  1. Amanda, The chest pain you described is identical to what I experience weekly. I have not figured out what it is-but it is the same place (left side under breast) and same in nature to what you described. It happens randomly. I know that I have a large, deep, morphea plaque that's indented and hardened under my left breast and my doctor said that it could be entrapped nerves causing the chest pain. I don't know if this helps, but I wanted to share. Buckeye
  2. Hey everyone - I have started my 2nd week of methotrexate therapy at 5mg. It bumps to 15 mg next week and I am very anxious. With the low dose I have noticed quite a range of side effects. The first weekend all I did was sleep! Extreme fatigue, headache, and swollen lymph nodes (my blood work came back good). The second week, less fatigue but quite a headache, swollen nodes, shakiness, dizziness, chest discomfort, light cough, heart racing feeling, weakness. I have also noted some water retention (my hands swelled up really large). I am taking folic acid and multivitamins daily.
  3. You all have been wonderful Update: I have started methotrexate therapy to stop the progression of my morphea and LS. It has spread down my arms and forearms and abdomen in less than a month. I am feeling less chronic pain overall (despite the days the MTX puts me out) so I am hoping this will nip it in the bud! Thanks again! Buckeye
  4. Margaret, Thank you for your kind words! Its funny that you mention that because I was actually considering seeing a therapist to deal with my scleroderma spreading. I don't have very much family support unfortunately (I think it scares them). I also had very low Vitamin D and for a while was very depressed. Nearly all of my depression has lifted since going on vitamin D, but the stress is a different story! I have been getting better at managing it, but I have noticed it wearing down on me. The worst thing about this condition, I would have to say is feeling so isolated at times; fr
  5. Thank you all! You have all been an inspiration and a huge bank of knowledge. Sorry I have been missing in action for a while, just really busy lately. Thank you so much!
  6. I have been running low on spoons also! Loved the article, stay well and strong!
  7. Thank you so very much, Jo, for the warm welcome! It is nice to have the support of others who share in this journey. Take care!
  8. Hello Everyone, I am 24, from Ohio, and have widespread plaque morphea, the start of linear morphea, lichen sclerosus, and a lot of joint pain and fatigue with hands being swollen frequently. I am a biology and sociology college student and physically active (despite the pain) who currently works in the medical field with aspirations to attend med school. Sorry for the length of this post, but I wanted to give you the full picture of my sclero-journey... This is my first post in the Sclero Forums despite my diagnosis about a year ago. I have found myself extremely frustrated in the l
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