I’ve been diagnosed with scleroderma 6 months ago and so far only visible consequence is the damage Raynaud’s caused on my left hand fingers. I guess those ulcers are just turned to dead skin now, and now I’m still waiting to get all my results to see if there is any damage to my lungs, liver or kidneys.

But even if none of these organs are affected, I’m wondering how soon before scleroderma starts causing the damage? I’m currently on steroids in hope that my immune system will stop attacking my body, but what is general prognosis for someone suffering from scleroderma?