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Bren: CREST Scleroderma

I had Botox injections for digital ulcers.

Celebration Drinks by Shelley Ensz

I was twenty-nine years old when I started having pain in my fingers when I was cold. It went on for a few years like this

One morning I woke up for work and I had so much pain in my hand and fingers that I had to go to the hospital. The doctors had no clue what was going on with me. I also had a dark ring around my belly. I just didn't know what was going on.

After about a year of pain and barely getting out of bed, finally one of my doctors wanted to try something new. Botox injections in my hands. And it really works! I had three ulcers on my hands from Raynaud's and by the next day they were gone.

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Story edited 05-22-2010 JTD
Story posted 06-14-2010 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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