hi lizbeth, welcome to the group. we actually are all kind of grouped together with different types of autoimmune diseases. I have 2 rhummies that say I have scleraderma and my internist say it's lupus. I just let them fight about it. They pretty much treat them the same. Do you have it on your skin or your organs? I have a little bit on my skin nothing that noticable but my lungs are destroyed and my liver is started to show mild symptoms. I've gone through all the test for a lung transplant but I have to be sicker before they will do it. I've been on oxygen 24/7 for the past 6 years. I spent lots of time last year in hospital and nursing homes this year has been better except I'm much more tired. I've been running all over the state for the past 2 days to doctors and I have to go to bed. I just saw your post and wanted to let you know you are not alone. Oh also if you get a chance to look up choctaw indians and scleroderma together you might find some interesting info about how many of them have it too. Just for some interesting reading.
Look forward to getting to know you.
nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,citracal,pottasium, vitB12 ,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia,soma,Vitamin D, cybalta
Dx lupus, scleroderma, pos. fibro, high blood pressure. COPD, need left lung transplant. cervical cancer survivor, osteoporsis.
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