Hi. Autoimmune diseases run in my family. So after being diagnosed with Raynauds,fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, arthritis, peripheral polyneuropathy, and a host of other disorders, it was not a surprise that my bloodwork came back positive for scleroderma antibodies and inflammation. My oral surgeon, who I am seeing for possible oral lichen planus, also viewed the initial results and asked if I knew I have scleroderma,
By the way, I have also started bruising quite easily and am very slow to heal.
My general practitioner sent me to a rheumatologist who repeated the bloodwork but also ordered other blood tests I do not understand. I viewed the results. The scleroderma and inflammation results are almost identical to the first time. However, I received a call from the rheumatologist's office saying that the results are negative for scleroderma but show inflammation due to neuropathy.
When I asked why these results rate as a negative but the same results from my general practitioner were listed as positive, I was told that false positives are possible and that I would be sent for x-rays.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Would you please share any insights, if so.