53 year old male, was just diagnosed last month with Systemic Sclerosis.
Had a positive ANA back in April. Went to Rheumatologist and had 2 sets of bloodwork a week apart. Both came back negative ANA BUT positive Scl-70( 2.5 & 2.6). Raynaud's positive, nail fold capillary test positive, sclerodactyly in both hands and face. Bad arthritis in hands and feet. Echo,PFT, CT scan all clear at present. Only solitary pulmonary nodule in right lung. Hands and feet hurt a lot and hands becoming very difficult to use. All this in 3 month period. Miserable !
To top it off, very successful dentist and it appears my clinical days are over. Help!