((((((((Hugs)))))))))))). You are in a tough situation. Proper diagnosis of scleroderma is often long and difficult, since it is a such a rare disease, and one which few doctors or patients are well-versed in. Many initial symptoms may be rather vague (fatigue, achiness, cold hands, slight trouble swallowing), which often causes doctors, and sometimes even the patients, to wrongly assume that the symptoms are psychosomatic.
about half of patients are diagnosed by a rheumatologist so do look into seeking out the opinion of this specialty group of Drs.
Keep on talking with us as we do care about you.
and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."