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tracyanne

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  1. Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of trying to figure out what is going on with me! I have Raynaud’s, GERD, puffy fingers (especially in the am) joint pain, muscle pain, extreme fatigue.... My primary care physician ran lab tests and the results were a positive ANA, positive Anti Centromere B, and a positive RNA Polymerase III. I’ve read that people usually have 1 of the main 3 tests come back positive, but not 2 of them. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Thank you! Tracy
  2. Thank you both for your responses to my post!!! Jo, you made me laugh! Please do not get run over by a bus and please DO collect that pension!! Lol Dimarzio, I’m sorry to hear that you can relate to my symptoms but I must admit it IS nice to have someone that can relate to what I am going through. I’m just so tired - really tired.
  3. Hi Everyone, I am new here and not yet diagnosed but I feel like an expert in this disease as my mother died 20 years ago from Scleroderma with CREST and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. For the last 3-4 years I have suffered with joint pain in my toes and fingers along with severe fatigue. I have many other issues and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Intracranial Hypertension; but that’s for a different forum! In October I was diagnosed with Raynaud’s and I have had GERD daily as well with it being as bad as bile rising up in my throat at night while I sleep. In December my doctor ran an ANA reflex which came back positive and reflexed to a positive Anti-Centromere B result. My primary care physician does not think I have Scleroderma as I do not have any skin involvement and he can bend my fingers easily. My fingers feel stiff and are painful and swollen everyday. I have requested him to refer me to UCSF Scleroderma clinic and they are reviewing my labs and X-rays and echocardiogram (which both were normal, I just have the abnormal labs) as well as my medical history. Every day feels like a living misery. Mornings are brutal and I barely have any energy to get ready for work. I tire so easily. After I get home from work, I change my clothes and get in bed. I also suffer from severe muscle pains in my upper legs and arms. It's a struggle everyday to do normal activities. I was just hoping to hear of anyone else who might be in the same boat I am? Yet I hope no one is! I am trying to be proactive with this as I don’t want to hear the same words my mom did, “You have about 2 years to live.” Any advice or anyone who wants to share their experiences with me, I would be most grateful! All the best, Tracy
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