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  1. Hello everyone I hope you are all good. As the topic header suggests I am new here and new to Morphea. My story, I'm 24, from UK and female, I was diagnosed with Morphea two years ago after being scared to go to my general practitioner for almost two years prior to my diagnosis in fear of cancer and my first show was on my chest below my collar bone. I had no idea what was going on in my life at that time and was going through some pretty turbulent stuff so I put the strange 'bit' to the back of my head until one day I figured I had best get it checked. So I did just that; I had the usual wait to see if it fades, blood test, more blood tests, more waiting, biopsy of the area, which now kinda looks like a bullet wound; my friends and I make the joke that it is the only hit Chuck Norris got to me before I beat him in a thumb war haha. After the test results came in I was diagnosed with Morphea; however, my doctor told me nothing about it, just that it was a skin disorder and to put some ointment on it. I was given for 6 months then I'd be fine, it was only last night I actually researched it on my own to find out the skin disorder I have which I thought was more like eczema was in fact not. So I'm sitting here confused and dazed, perplexed and troubled over why I wasn't given all the information and that I'm not 100% sure what type of morphea I have. It's scary. Not only that but I have in the past year found more illness in me and now after many tests regarding my new symptoms I have no idea if it's all connected and there's a bigger scarier picture waiting to unfold around me. I come here today humble and in need of clarity and support and I thank you all for it. Thank you and hello :)
  2. Hello, just found this forum and I am glad I have. I just discovered I have morphea through a dermatologist just a couple of days ago although I have been suffering 3 or 4 years now. It just comes such a shock to the system because I thought I was going nuts having this tough glazey skin and bumpy texture. No doctor could tell me what it was (but to be fair it is rare) . I'm sort of relieved knowing a name though. For a while all I could do is freak out because "what is wrong with me is it getting worse?" just kept repeating in my head. I would hit up google and medical forums just hoping to pop by the symptoms I had to see if they were mine. Just kind of a load on the system. I've been almost obssessive on this subject looking it up for hours. I digress. Just glad to have a place to look. Maybe not be such a worry wart (which probably doesn't help the disease). Sorry this was so lengthy but hopefully you understand why I am a bit all over the place. How did you all react whenever you found out the exact thing that was appearing on you? Did it take you a while to stop and smell the roses? Look forward to coversing and being on the forum. :)
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