I have SLE, which i have comr to terms with. But, About 8 months ago, I started noticing my fingers were swelling up like sausages. The skin felt so tight, it was hard to move my fingers. Then my face became very dry on the cheeks. I keep pursing my lips, clenching jaw. Then in January, I realised I could barely smile anymore. My cheeks and mouth area have like a strange mask feeling. To tight to move. In 2 months I've developed deep wrinkles across face. It's also gone a bit leathery. Inside my mouth there's little red dots, look like blood blisters. I've been getting chest pain & constipation too. I am waiting to see the rheumy on 15th March but know it's sceloderma. I am so worried about getting more deep wrinkles at 34 and not being able to smile. I put on 3 stone from steroids. Now my face is prematurely ageing and looking miserable. Fed up, anyone got these problems, any advice or suggestions about cream on face would be so appreciated. It doesn't matter what I put on my cheeks & mouth it's still tight. I've been using baby oil 7 -10 times a day, which gives such little relief.
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