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  1. Hi Josephine, I'm so sorry to hear about all the miscarriages your daughter has experienced. I know exactly how she feels. If it wasn't for me seeing a fertility specialist I would have never known to be tested since I don't have any symptoms. It's hard to believe that doing something as easy as taking one baby aspirin a day can help prevent miscarriages according to my fertility doctor and rheumatologist. I also tested positive for something called an "MTHFR" gene mutation (which pretty much means my body doesn't produce the enzymes required to process Folic Acid, which is crucial while pregnant). So I was put on high doses of Folic Acid to help with that. I don't know if Scleroderma runs in the family, but I just found out that my Grandma was told a few years ago that she may have it (due to skin thickening, and Raynaud's). Please keep me posted on you daughter. I'm seeing my rheumatologist next week to get the results for all the tests they ran, then hope to conceive a week after that! Hope you have a great holiday. Jennifer
  2. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and helpful information. It truly gives me hope that I'll be able to have a baby. We're hoping to conceive in January!!! My thoughts are with all of you. I'm grateful that there is a forum like this, as I was feeling pretty alone until today! Thank you sooo much.
  3. Hello Everyone, I'm 30 years old and found out two weeks ago that I tested positive for ANA (with a titer of 1:1280) and tested positive for SCL 70 (3). I don't have any symptoms (other than cold hands - but it's winter) and the only reason I was tested was because I'm undergoing infertility treatment after having three miscarriages. My infertility doctor sent me to a rheumatologist for further investigation and he said he does not know if or how soon I will develop Scleroderma, but cautioned that my ANA titer was high. Has anyone else had a high positive ANA and tested positive for SCL-70 without developing the disease? It's been truly difficult for me the last couple weeks. Learning more about the disease has somewhat scared me and I can't sleep at night worrying about it. For now, my rheumatologist is recommending that I take one baby aspirin a day while trying to get pregnant again. Has anyone else had trouble with miscarriages while testing positive for both?
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