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Self Induced Scleroderma.

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Hi, my name is Alex and I found your guys' website doing some research on too much collagen in the body.

 

Now I believe I may have caused this to myself without even knowing since I started taking collagen protein. I have been taking it for a month and I have taken more than the the daily serving only because I never knew too much collagen was bad. I had gone to the ER on Monday and they said all my blood work was fine, but I had heart arrhythmia, but that I was fine. But I don't feel fine. My joints have been hurting lately. My right elbow, sometimes left. My wrists both but not as much as my right elbow. I feel cold all the time. I have tinnitus, which I feel has gotten worse. I was dieting and I thought my weight loss was due to that but now I can imagine this must've had an effect on it. I'm at 135. I was 189 in September of last year. Sometimes I feel more tired than I think I should be. I had insomnia for the past week, it's gotten a little better.

 

I need info on this and if it can be reversed, any diet changes or info would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Hi Alex,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

Please note I have no medical training, but I would be surprised if taking collagen protein for the last month would have triggered scleroderma. The symptoms you describe could relate to any number of health problems and scleroderma is a complex and very difficult disease to diagnose; it certainly can't be diagnosed by putting a few symptoms into a search engine and then hoping for the best. Of course, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that they could be caused by scleroderma, but I would say it was fairly unlikely. We do have a medical page on Collagen Injections, Face Lifts, and Scleroderma, which may be of interest to you.

 

However, if you have health symptoms which are bothering you, then I would suggest you contact your doctor for professional advice and any further treatment which may be required.

 

Kind regards,


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