Hi all, I'm a newbie and found this site while browsing, and glad I did. I'm hoping for a little advice, 😳 I've been under the rheumatology at Chapel Allerton Hospital for about 3yrs, was referred due to inflammation of the joints mainly shoulders that were affected, could not lift my arm ect, had X-ray and it had calcium deposits on 1, was sent to physio but I gave that up as made it worse. And was given the steroid injection, does help, anyway since then, I now get inflammation all over my joints, I'm diagnosed having mixed connective tissue. I have now got secondary Raynaud's, had a nail fold test, had enlarge arteries, was put on heart tablets, I have a positive ANA test, I'm constantly low on Vitamin D and Vitamin B9, I've had stomach problems (ulcers) also chronic fatigue, depression, hormonal problems, the disease has shrivelled my ovaries, so now have ovarian failure, and gone into menopause, which I think has caused the depression, 18mths ago they said there's a ? Over scleroderma, but nothing more has been done or said, don't seem to be getting anywhere, apart from me getting worse. For the first time in 25yrs I've gone on sick, as I'm struggling to do my job, I'm a hairdresser. 😓 I really want to get bk to work, but need a proper diagnosis n the right treatment to make me well enough. Sorry for the long post, but fed up now, and hoping for alittle advice on what to do, thanks xx. ☺️☺️
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