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Aug 26, 2018
I posted a while back having a positive ANA with titer 1:1280. This was ordered by my neuro, along with Anti DS DNA, sed rate, anticardiolipin antibodies, TSH, SSA, SSB and Lyme. The only thing abnormal was the anticardiolipin IGM at 14. Neuro referred me to Rheumotologist. I saw him about a month ago and he ordered all antibodies. 18 tubes worth of blood! At my first appt. he also diagnosed me with limited scleroderma. I'm assuming because of Raynauds and being diagnosed with esophageal spasms about 10 years ago.

The tests that he ran that came back positive or at the high end of normal were RBC (low), Hgb (low), MCV (high), Sed rate (high), BUN (high), Anticardiolipin antibodies IGM (high end of normal), Protime (low end of normal), C Reactive Protein (0.5 - normal range <0.5).

After blood work results were back, rheumy nurse called and said everything looked fine, but Dr. wanted to try me on prednisone, to see if it helped. It has! Tremendously! I don't know what this means, but I see him back in a couple of weeks for follow up, so maybe I'll know more then. He is also sending me for Pulmonary Function Test, Chest X-Ray and Echocardiogram.

My question is could this maybe be more than limited scleroderma?

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