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#1 missi1973



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:51 AM



I was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma (SSc) several years ago. I have had no recent issues until the past week. My blood pressure is staying high and I am having some mild chest pain. I went to the urgent care and they said I needed to see a Cardiologist. I have an appointment with him on Wednesday. I also have an appointment with a Rheumatologist in February.


I'm trying not to scare myself but I don't know what to expect. Is chest pain normal with SSc?




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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:58 AM

Hi Melissa,


Welcome to these forums!


I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing problems with your blood pressure and worrying chest pains.


Cardiac problems in scleroderma can cause chest pains, as can any heart problem, so it is a good thing that you have an appointment very soon with a cardiologist, so that further tests can be done. Hopefully, the results of any tests will be available to your rheumatologist in time for your appointment, to enable him to advise you on the best treatment. We do recommend that if possible, you consult a Scleroderma Specialist.


Please do post again and let us know how you get on with your appointments.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:41 AM

Hi Melissa,


Welcome to Sclero Forums. I'm sorry you have scleroderma. How did your appointment with the cardiologist go?



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