I've just been informed that my scl-70 is +5.6, which may indicate scleroderma.
I have several other autoimmune diseases...first, I've had Raynaud's since I was a teenager (I'm 41 years old now). Secondly, I have transverse myletis (pre-cursor to MS) and thirdly, I have autoimmune hives. I've had hives since 2010. They are the bane of my existence.
My question is, does anyone else with scleroderma have autoimmune hives? Are they related somehow? I get several types of hives...sometimes just red streaks and other times, actual papules that raise up like a chicken pock. I also have a scaley patch of skin on my neck that comes and goes...is this scleroderma?
I can't lie, I am freaking out! I don't know why my immune system continues to attack me in every which way it can. Very scary. I can't get in to see a rheumatologist until mid January, so I'm left here to fret and worry until then....any information or advice would be appreciated.
Beth in Pennsylvania