I agree. Comparing diseases is like comparing apples and oranges.
I am one who lives with fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis,
osteoporosis, and scleroderma. I may have an overlap of lupus and RA. Each disease
is seperate, but alot of these diseases have similar overlap. My fibromyalgia is very
real and very painful. My scleroderma is very real and very scary. I have a 3 inch
dent in my right forearm and that arm is starting to atrophy, but does not hurt like
No matter what you have , you have to learn to cope and figure out how you are
going to live with it. You can choose to make yourself miserable or you can accept
the fact that things aren't like they used to be. I choose to be happy.
Wishing everyone a happy painfree day, no matter what your affliction is
possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and