I am new to this forum...not sure if I posted in right box or not. Sorry if I did. I'm still learning how this all works.
I had severe dry mouth the last month (thought it was from an increase in my meds - which cause dry mouth) and I came down with oral thrush. I couldn't believe I got it simply from my meds, and since autoimmune runs in my family (my grandma, mom and three sisters) and I told my doc to run an ANA test, at my sister's urging.
I came back that my Anti-Centromere was at >8.0 titer 1:1280. Everything else was normal.
My doctor said it was scleroderma - or CREST syndrome but that I had to see a rheumatologist for further diagnosis.
Here's the thing, I only have dry mouth. I've been on Nexium for gerd issues for years. That's the only symptom I have. Could this be the beginning of scleroderma? I don't know anything about this and am a bit nervous and scared. Can't get in to see the specialist for another month.
Just wondering if anyone could help me until I get to doctor to ease my nerves or share their story if similar.
Many kind thanks everyone,