Here is a whole new world I knew nothing about until the last few days . After a lot of pain, a lot of unknowing thinking I am a hypochondriac , little help from my GP - it took two trips to A & E for someone to finally listen to me . I got Pneumonia last September, got very sick with it and eventually got a bit better but then had another attack on my breathing this April . So i went to A & E and was told i had a collapsed lung . Not knowing why all sorts of test were taken, bloods CT's X rays. After a few weeks they confirmed it wasn't lung cancer which I was grateful to hear and relieved. My other symptoms which started in winter this year was the Raynaud's. I also have had problems with my digestion last year and had my gall bladder removed as it was diseased and causing me problems. I had a Barium swallow x ray done and an endoscopy done recently which showed I had GERD and bad acid re flux. Food just gets stuck . So last Thursday I was told by a rhuematoligist at the hospital that I have Limited Scleroderma and CREST . Since this time I have been researching the disease as before I knew nothing . So far I am feeling very scared to read everyone's stories. I don't know what the future holds, Am i recovering from the Pneumonia or is this a symptom of Sclerodernma. ? I have so many symptoms of what everyone is talking about . HELP where do I go from here ?
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