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Skin Disorders

Monday, May 28, 2012

Does anyone know, or have, a connective tissue disorder of the skin called Morphea? I would like to know more about it and how to deal with it. My doctor is aware, but apparently it is pretty rare. Here is a picture of some of it on my forearm:
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ARGUS4561 8/27/2012 7:24PM

  I was diagnosed with morphea in the fall of 2010 I had asked my regular physician about some small dark marks that appeared on my abdomen in 2006. Four years later the number of dark spots and the total area on both my abdomen, legs and arms convinced me to have a biopsy done which confirmed morphea aka localized scleroderma. They have not prescribed any thing other than the topical cortisone and have said that in most cases it will simply run its course over 3-5 years (I'm going on 7) the "spots" first appeared as bruises then turned darker and the skin also got very "tough" or hard they faded to an almost normal skin color and the elasticity has come back to the skin after about 12-24 months. Good luck with this and try to keep your mind off of it - it will pass. I also have other auto immune disorders including MGUS. After reading a lot about these ailments probably the only thing that is clear is that eating better, getting exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight are the best defense against auto immune issues. I have come to call autoimmune issues "self-loathing at the cellular level" I know that may sound sick but it is just a bit of humor to deal with a problem that won't kill you but will have you asking yourself "why me".

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CORINA-MOMOF4 5/29/2012 10:04AM

    never heard of it.

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PRUPLEBEAR 5/29/2012 7:01AM

    sorry never heard of it.

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SHERREMAC 5/29/2012 6:59AM

    I have never heard of it. 2 of my girls Have a connective tissue disorder called Elhers- Danlos which effects the collagen in there body.

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3CATSLEP 5/28/2012 10:27PM

    nope - doesn't hurt or itch

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TILLIEBEE 5/28/2012 8:22PM

    I've never heard of it. Does it hurt?
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