My name is Julián, I am twenty-one years old. About thirteen years ago I got a little white spot in my thigh (coin-like). I thought it was some sort of fungus, so I went to the doctor and got it analyzed, but nothing showed up.
When I was eighteen I saw that the spot had turned reddish and the veins started showing, and it had grown. I went to a dermatologist, and was diagnosed with morphea.
I began searching for information and learned that it is a chronic ailment, so it doesn't have a cure, but it can get better under treatment. In my treatment I have taken several medications and creams.
I was also tested for Borellia and this was negative, hemograms were normal.
I have spots on my left thigh, a small one on my right armpit, and two diffuse ones on my back and the back of my left foot. Although this illness is a bit unpleasant to the eye, I am not in pain at all, I feel very well, I have no problems asociated to it, and I have so far lead a very normal life.
There are people who are very close to me and they don't even know I suffer from morphea. So keep going, I am sure we can survive it.
(Español) Julian: Morfea
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