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@mtrapp987

Hi there,
I was diagnosed with UCTD about 4 months ago. The hydroxychloroquine and methotrexate really help, but in my case, I flare as soon as we taper the prednisone. Only ibuprofen works for the joint pain. I have bilateral joint pain in several places, but my RA bloodwork has all been negative. Negative RF. My Rheumy is wonderful. Positive ANA and diagnosis came after skin biopsy as it all started with horrible burning rashes. I feel for everyone going through this. It is horrible and there is no cure. I am an RN and recently had to get a medical accomodation at work with 4 changes due to this disease. Hang in there 🙂

Best,
Marj

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Replies to "Hi there, I was diagnosed with UCTD about 4 months ago. The hydroxychloroquine and methotrexate really..."

Hello Marj @mtrapp987, Welcome to Connect. Thank you for sharing your experience with what helps you for UCTD. It is a great benefit to members learning what has helped other members with similar health conditions and symptoms.

I found a recent article that may interest you since you mentioned your RA blood work has all been negative.

Medical News Today, Jan 23, 2020 – What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis?:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315580
Have you found any lifestyle or home remedies that help with the flares?

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