After alot of back and forth I have recently been told I am "pre-scleroderma" whatever that means. The rheumatologist wasn't exactly clear about any of it and the reading I have done is just confusing me more and more. Can anyone spell it out simply for me please...
I originally went to the doctor with painful joints and the fact food (mostly bread) kept getting stuck in my throat which was scaring me. I did have a couple of red disc like patches on one leg they seemed very interested in which disappered after a couple of weeks.
Recently I have an awful itch all over but worse on my forearms - my liver function blood tests were normal. I have severe stomach cramping and foul smelling diarrhea about 30 minutes after any "normal" size meal and am having difficulty losing weight despite diet and exercise (gained 3 stone in past few years due to contraception which is now stopped).
I apparantly am: ANA+ve, La+ve, ACA+ve, PASP 33mmHg
I apparantly have: SICCA symptoms with a normal Schirmer's, a normal salivary flow test, a normal salivary gland ultrasound, and a normal biopsy. Dysphagia with a normal barium swallow. Obective evidence of Raynaud's on thermal imaging with a normal capillaroscopy.
Medical history includes: Asthma, Mitral & Tricuspid Regurgitation, IBS, Reactive Hypoglycaemia, and Hiatus Hernia (found during barium swallow)
Regular Meds are: Salbutamol, Budesonide, Omeprazole, and Fexofenadine (allergic to dogs/horses).
Thank you for any help. I just want to know what to expect