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Gingy: Localized Scleroderma


Purple Cineraria by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN ArtistIn 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

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

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Alba LeonAlba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.

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Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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