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Dodo: Limited Systemic Scleroderma


Tiny Purple Flower by Shelley EnszI am fifty-seven years old and I have suffered from scleroderma for the past fifteen years. Everything started with slight numbness in my hands, followed by other symptoms. The tips of my fingers turned cold, and then became cyanotic, always hurt and in the end they became ulcerated.

In a month, they did a lot of tests, but only after a period in the Siena Hospital, after a painful experience, I was diagnosed with Raynaud's syndrome with limited systemic scleroderma. Until today my internal organs have not been compromised, the main problem is still my hands, that often present calcifications that are painful, and the joint pain. I take cortisone, aspirin for the microcirculation, and adalat crono 30, as well as one pill per week of alendronate for the bones.

Thanks for the attention and I am willing to hear your suggestions.

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Story edited 07-14-09 JTD
Story posted 07-21-09 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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