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  1. Hi Amanda, I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to the forum to see whether anyone else responded to my question. Thank you for responding. My patches look similar to the image posted by nikisboi25. They are not really like the ones you uploaded. I have seen other photos on Google Images that look very similar to my patches. I feel pretty certain at this point that they are morphea patches. I will show them to my rheumatologist when I have my six month check up. Thank you for your interest and help! Laura
  2. Thank you so much, Jo! Unfortunately, I just saw my rheumatologist for my 6 month check up 4 days ago and didn't think to show him the skin changes on my leg. I have another visit scheduled for November, so I'll probably just wait until then, unless I see more rapid progression. If it's just a cosmetic issue, I won't have anything done. I do appreciate your warm welcome and the link to information! Laura
  3. Hello everyone, I haven't been on this forum for 8 or 9 years as I have been getting along pretty well with my sclero. I have a new symptom and I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on this for me. I have had a discoloration above my left knee for 2-3 months, now. I can't really say if it has enlarged because I haven't really paid much attention to it until recently. It is a cluster of lighter brown spots or patches.This area of skin is rough and the discoloration isn't raised. Looks like the pictures of morphea I've seen. Can anyone tell me if morphea occurs with limited systemic scleroderma? I'd appreciate for any insight anyone might be able to offer.
  4. lauraw

    Sweet And Anyone Else Who Can Help

    Rachelle, It is possible that the infection in your finger has spread to the joint or bone, despite the antibiotics your were on. This type of infection is very serious. The fact that your joint is not red, warm, and very tender is a good sign. Because you have questions about the healing, however, I would strongly recommend that you get another medical opinion. Good luck, Laura
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    Anti Th/to

    Anytime! Have you found anything useful? Laura
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    Anti Th/to

    Hi Carrie, Thanks for responding. I was diagnosed 2 years ago and haven't done much posting the last 1-1 1/2 years because I am pursuing a career change and have gone back to school to complete my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I was trying to be in denial for a time when my primary care physician and rheumatologist told me I can't keep doing what I do. Finally, I woke up and decided to take their advice. I don't have much time due to school, work, and family responsibilities, but I still like to "lurk" now and then. There are so many new people on the board, I feel out of touch. I do still enjoy reading the posts and wish everybody, including the newbies, well! Warmest, Laura
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    Anti Th/to

    Hi Jennifer, Try doing a search on Google Scholar for abstracts. Use the Keyword for the search as "anti th/to". Good Luck, Laura