It seems like the least little bump or movement can set off a severe case of muscle spasms. It is interesting to find that what you did yesterday did not bother you, but the next day it might send you to the doctor's office crying in pain, and you begin to think you are insane because you used to be able to take a few pains in stride. Now you get angry, stressed and depressed.
I have been going to doctors for over five years now and have just recently been diagnosed.
My brother has been diagnosed with Stiff Man Syndrome, which we've been told is a form of neuropathy, akin to scleroderma. I cannot find any articles on this condition. If anyone out there has any information on this syndrome, please e-mail me.
Maybe this will help someone else like it did my brother and I. We heard through the scleroderma grapevine about MSM (a natural sulfur supplement). It works!
I stopped taking a prescription pain reliever medication due to stomach problems, as I was in a lot of severe pain. I was up to eight to ten pain pills daily. Once I started taking seven grams of MSM a day, my pain medication need dropped down to only five, sometimes six pills a day.
Some of this all natural stuff seems to help me.
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Story posted 02-10-02
Update posted 02-24-02
Email address updated 03-22-02
Story update 05-28-02 posted 6-17-02
Story edited 07-07-03
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
Types of Scleroderma
SCLERO.ORG was the world's leading nonprofit for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses from 1998 to 2021. It was a grassroots movement from the original Scleroderma from A to Z web site, which was founded by Shelley Ensz. We were a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation. We closed this web site and our nonprofit agency in April 2021.