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  1. Hi there. This is me reporting after 1 year plus after my initial post in case there are other stressed out people looking for answers. I did push for futher examination and went to a university lab this time, one of the most reputable nationally. My lab results all came back normal (Ro, La, Scl-70, ACA, RNP etc.) except from the ANA titer, it was 1:160 speckled once again. That was back in August 2016. My eye pain disappeared too; went to a top eye doctor to sort that out as well. Indeed it was the stress talking for me; I lost both of my parents that year. A friend at
  2. Hi guys, I was just wondering about something else.. is skin tightening / itching considered one of the initial symptoms as well? How does the skin tightening sensation feel exactly? I've had a couple of spots that itch me but not terribly (above the eyebrow area and the scalp). Comes and goes..
  3. Will keep monitoring my symptoms. Thank you so much for everything.
  4. So sorry to hear about your pulmonary fibrosis Jo. Hope you'll feel better soon! I was just wondering, if you guys experienced finger pain prior to the sclerodactyly stage? Do fingers hurt before swelling and curling? Is it a rapid process?
  5. Hi girls, thank you so much for the speedy replies! Your cool, calm and collected attitude and your informational advice means so much to me. A couple of days ago, the Greek Society of Rheumatology held an awareness event for World Scleroderma day in the centre of Athens (Sydagma sq.) so I decided to go and have a look. Sadly, the rheumatologists seemed totally unfazed and upon discussion they only offered me a couple of pamphlets and bade me farewell, chalking up my symptoms to stress, looking forward to grab a bite from the local food canteen. I've learned so much more from Sclero.org,
  6. Hello! Congratulations on the fantastic job you've been doing on scleroderma. It is hard to locate cross-checked information over this illness in my country and I've learned so much just by browsing forum topics and the site's main categories. My heart goes to everyone out there. I'm cutting straight to the chase: I'm a designer who has started working as a waitress in a restaurant the past 2 months to make ends meet and I'm undergoing through terrible stress because both my parents are gravely ill and my child is 3 years old. I have been experiencing a problem with my eye since
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