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Heb: Scleroderma

About a year ago my fingers started turning blue.

Pansies for Heb by Shelley Ensz I am thirty-one and newly diagnosed. I am still trying to figure it all out.

About a year ago my fingers started turning blue. My family doctor did not have much of a clue. I have been to five doctors since then.

My hands started not wanting to work right any more. They were extremely stiff and curling up. Then my forearms started getting discolored and hard, then my face and neck.

I also have osteoarthritis. My knees, legs, and elbows are very stiff and painful. I just started taking blood pressure and kidney medications which are making me feel horrible as well.

I pretty much feel bad most of the time, although I have faith that someday I will start to feel better! I have to get a bunch more blood work done and go back to the doctor in a month. I'll let you know more then. Thanks to whomever reads this and I hope that they feel better soon as well!

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Story submitted 5-7-02
Story posted 5-25-02
Skin Fibrosis

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