In September 2006 I was told that I might have localized scleroderma after I discovered dark marks and my skin hardened in my left forearm.
I hydrated the area for about three months, and took cortisone in 15 mg per month. On my next check-up they said it might just be dyschromia.
Because of this diagnosis I stopped the cortisone treatment. However, not even a month afterwards, I found that my arm was in its initial condition, perhaps even worse. On top of this, under my mammary arc, just above the heart, I have this stinging sensation, that gets worse if I inhale. This is a sporadic event, but lately it has happened more frequently.
I hope somebody can help me. Thank you.
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Story edited 03-12-07 JTD
Story posted 04-12-07 SLE
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