I was diagnosed with lupus, scleroderma and Raynaud's in 1997. I have been through hell and back several times. The Raynaud's has been very painful for seven long years. I went through different medications and even had surgery where they stripped the veins. That did not work.
Anyway, just three months ago, I was introduced to a Dr. Elizabeth Fowler at the pain management clinic at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. She did a 'Stella Ganglion nerve block' for severe ulcers in five different fingers between both hands. Guess what?
They went away and stayed away for about two months. I was supposed to have two other ones done with the first one, but it was not needed.
Now it is very cold and wet outside and again I have the painful ulcers. I just recently had another injection and again it is working. What I am saying is ask your doctor about this!
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 01-11-06 JTD
Story posted 01-28-06 SLE
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
United Way of Central New Mexico
United Way of Snohomish County
See ISN News for recent donors, including Juliet Youkhana; and donations in loving memory of Jim Miller and Arlene Marie Petulla.
Click Here to Donate or Shop
or click on the floating green DONATE sclero.org button.
SCLERO.ORG is the world leader for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses, such as pulmonary hypertension. We are a service of the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network (ISN), which is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation, established in 2002. Meet Our Team, or Volunteer. Donations may also be mailed to: