I am a 46 year old male . 2 years ago I had a nasty infection following minor surgery, since then I have not been right. I have had fatigue , joint pain, pins and needles, tendon pain and developed a gluten intolerance and Reynauds. I am ANA positive with both SCL70 (scleroderma) and Anti SM antibody. I am under a rheumy who has had me seen in the scleroderma outreach clinic. I have been prescribed placquenil which has helped but still no diagnosis. The rheumy has not really mentioned the anti sm which I understand is quite specific for lupus.
I have recently been hospitlised with perforated diverticulitis which was not there a year ago. So now I am under the rheumy, the colorectal surgeon and the gastroenterologist but I don't think My of them get together to find out if my issues are linked. Does anyone have a similar experience and how do you get the drs to get together and discuss you issues as a whole ?