Scleromyxedema is a condition of mucinous deposition in the skin associated with monoclonal gammopathy characterized by a flesh-colored, papular skin eruption. The average age onset is 55 years and there was roughly equal distribution of gender.
Hi Barb, You should go to scleromyxedema.com to get articles and find answers to your questions. Also, if you are on Facebook, the group is very active there on scleromyxedema. The group is closed and you will be accepted once you apply. Everyone is more than willing to discuss on both sites. My husband has had SMX since 2004 at age 52 and has been treated with Revlimid and Dexamethazone and is in remission but these meds tired him out. He was working during that time but it was not easy. He has other health problems besides SMX and is now on SSID. Thank goodness we have had health insurance through my job! Most members of the group are on IVIG as treatment though so you will hear more about how that is bringing relief to them. Good luck and prayers. Hoping the group can provide the help and direction from their experiences you can use. Sharon George
I just wrote a note asking for information on Scleromyxedema. I would like to add my e-mail address. firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone out there can help us with information please contact my e-mail. Thank you, Barb
Hi, my name is Barb. My son, Joe, who is 34 was diagnosed with scleromyxedema this year. He has no job and no insurance. He has sores all over his back and fore-arms. He hasn't had any treatment. They gave him prednisone when he had an outbreak of sores but that didn't work for him. The dermatologist we saw did the biopsy and it confirmed scleromyxedema. Without insurance we don't know how to come up with the money to continue any treatment. My husband and I are retired and have limited incomes. Joe just received his CDL license and was hoping to find a job as a truck driver. Joe is extremely tired so much of the time we are wondering if he can hold down a job? No one on this site has said anything about working while having this disease. I would like to know if fatigue is part of the scleromyxedema. Joe doesn't eat much, has no appetite. Are these some symptoms of it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Barb.
hello to the group. I am a concerned family member of someone d/x with scleromyxedema. My mom was d/x with the disease back in 2009 after seeing many doctors. Since, her symptoms have gotten drastically worse. It has been recommended that she receive IVIG but her insurance will not pay for it, we are in the process of appealing this. If anyone has any insight we would love to hear your story.
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