I am thirty-five years old, and until two years ago, I thought I was only suffering from Raynaud's phenomenon.
Then, after the development of small finger ulcers, I had immunological tests that confirmed the diagnosis of limited scleroderma. At the moment, I have lost a bit of the elasticity of my fingers and I have some wrinkles around my mouth.
I am taking several medications. I am also under the care of a homeopath, who is giving me remedies to detoxify myself, and who has also sent me to the dentist to have my mercury fillings removed from my teeth because this could worsen the disease. I am also following a diet; I eat only whole wheat bread or pasta.
I think that we can improve our condition a lot by making use of both traditional and alternative medicine.
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Story posted 10-12-00
Story edited 3-28-02
Story translation by Kevin Howell posted 6-18-02
Story edited VH1: JTD 8-12-03
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor V1: Judith Devlin
Story Translator: Kevin Howell
Sclerosis sistemica limitata
(Italiano) Sclerodermia dalla A alla Z
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