Forgive me if this has been discussed to death. I did a search and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, but I might have missed it.
What medications do you take that help (or are supposed to help) with swelling in scleroderma? I've had a minor problem with it since diagnosis, but lately it seems to have gotten worse. Today, my hands are visibly swollen and my feet burn to walk because of the tightness.
I'm currently taking Norvasc, Plaquenil, Mobic, and Prilosec and have been on these since I was diagnosed in November (although Prilosec was added in December, now that I think about it) Regardless, would any of these cause swelling after months of treatment? I hope not. I've finally gotten to a point where my joints don't ache constantly. I would hate to have to give up one of my meds.
Also, the past few weeks, I've had a problem with my tongue and mouth being sore. Sometimes it's like the tip of my tongue is burnt or numb and sometimes it feels like I've been chewing on roofing tacks. The roof of my mouth and gums are just "sore." Sometimes it doesn't hurt at all. I don't see any discoloration or ulcers. Anyone know what causes that or how to treat it?
Your thoughts, suggestions, opinions, and general feedback are appreciated!