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Aug 1, 2018 · UCTD in Autoimmune Diseases

@johnbishop Thank you.
It's crazy.. there's only 2 discussions actually on UCTD and no one seems to really know what it is. MCTD seems to be understood more… from my understanding if I'm diagnosed with UCTD it's because I have Lupus and RA symptoms with some blood test markers of both but the tests aren't conclusive enough… but treatment is the same as lupus. Strange to me. Ive found no foundation and almost no awareness on this disease at all..

Jul 31, 2018 · UCTD in Autoimmune Diseases

Hey everyone! So if you've seen my last post you know I've been in the process of diagnosis. I'm still not 100% but my Rhuemy is think Undifferentiated Connective tissue disease which is not the same as Multiple connective tissue disease. I was wondering if there's anyone on here who has this? I don't see much awareness for this disease or much information. I see a lot of mixed info so I'd love to hear experiences, explanations, like anything and everything that anyone knows about this. Thanks guys.
So if I do have UCTD mine presents itself very similarly to lupus and RA with some Sjorgens similarities too. So one step closer to diagnosis:)

Jul 23, 2018 · Let's just be free to rant: No known cause for my pain in Chronic Pain

Hey guys, another update here. I got my blood work back. She says I tested positive for ANA and 3 rhumeatoid arthritis markers, one of them being quite high. She threw out both lupus and rhumeatoid arthritis being possibilities so we're going to do more testing to figure that out. I don't have much swelling in my joints though so I'm getting an MRI to see if that'll show some damage that we can't see. She's also worried about auto immune neuropathy so I'm going to see a neurologist too.

Jul 23, 2018 · Autoimmune diagnosing in Autoimmune Diseases

Hey guys, update again. I got my blood test results back. I tested positive for ANA and then I think she said I tested positive for 3 rhumeatoid Arthritis markers and one of them was pretty high. I don't have joint swelling though… so I'm getting n MRI to see if it's early rhumeatoid and get a picture of what you can't see on the outside. She's worried about auto immune neuropathy too.. so booking an appointment with a neurologist too.

Jul 13, 2018 · Let's just be free to rant: No known cause for my pain in Chronic Pain

I think so. I don't know much about the tests. I know that we think it's autoimmune related and the only two autoimmune disorders I'm aware of that come with arthritis are rhumeatoid arthritis and I think arthritis is common with lupus. But that's just all I know. She mentioned doing like imagining of my back if the blood tests don't conclude anything certain cause she's concerned about arthritis in my back.

Jul 13, 2018 · Let's just be free to rant: No known cause for my pain in Chronic Pain

Here is an update guys. @songbird62rs @gailb @parus @bonnieh

I saw a rheumatologist. She's really nice. We ran a bunch of tests and I'll hear back in a week. She thinks that I definitely have arthritis though.

Jul 13, 2018 · Autoimmune diagnosing in Autoimmune Diseases

I can't remember who all wanted an update but I'll tag a few members.. @johnbishop @lioness @dragonl8y @alphacat

I saw the rheumatologist yesterday. She took 6 tubes of blood and I'll get results in a week. She definitely thinks I have arthritis.