Angel11

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  1. Thank you very much for the information, Margaret. I had a third blood test for anti-RNA polymerase III yesterday. We'll see if it's still positive! I still have no skin issues, but I do have a lot of stomach problems, etc and my Fibromyalgia/CFIDS symptoms. Whether all or some of my symptoms are related to Scleroderma is yet to be discovered with the Scleroderma Specialist. I really appreciate all of information. Everyone is so amazing and strong on this forum! I wish everyone the best!
  2. Thank you very much, Jo. I really appreciate your response and all of the information! I'm very thankful I found this site. I will definitely keep you posted. Take care
  3. Hello! I'm new to this forum and am hoping someone can help me. My rheumatologist thinks I possibly have Scleroderma. I was referred to the University of Minnesota (U of MN) and I am waiting to be seen. I have had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for about 13 years, among a long list of other health problems. In the last 1 1/2 years my symptoms have gotten worse: sudden weight loss of 15 pounds (which is better now after IV iron), sudden anemia, much worse bilateral joint pain that effects knees, hips, hands/fingers, toes, etc. My Raynauds has gotten worse, worsening fatigue, intermittent swelling in lower legs & hands, small bumps on arms that resemble chicken skin & stomach problems are worsening, among other things. My rheumatologist ran several tests and my anti-RNA Polymerase III keeps coming back strong positive, but nothing else. My rheumatologist is stumped and doesn't want to conclusively say Scleroderma and is sending me to the U of MN Scleroderma Clinic. Has anyone else had similar symptoms of onset? I am worried and I really don't feel well. I feel something has changed in my body and it's not just Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction. There is a lot more to my story and I have other symptoms, but thought I'd start with this. Thank you in advance for your help!