I have Reynaud's, probably for a few years but most noticeable the last couple. Generally more of an annoyance than anything, and my doctor didn't seem too worried when I saw her last.
But, this winter seems to have been worse (more frequent attacks, more days when my fingers just stay kinda lukewarm). I'm starting to get worried about scleroderma. I don't have classic skin symptoms, though I've always had dry skin on hands and feet and scalp, especially in winter. I have a long history of not-too-severe irritable bowel-like symptoms. And although I've been running regularly for a few years, this winter I feel like I have days when I'm more out of breath than I ought to be during a run. No chest pain, still recovering quickly - doesn't seem cardiac.
Concern: could all this taken together add up to scleroderma of the systemic kind? And if so, is there any point in seeking medical advice, since there's no real treatment? I'm afraid I'll just wind up on steroids and be worse off (in terms of how I feel/what I can do) than now. As long as it's not actually debilitating, am I just as well off to try not to worry about it until it gets worse?