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  1. Newly diagnosed
    Is it normal to be more aware of aches and pains once diagnosed? Every day I feel the pain in my back, hips & legs and most nights I am woken by neck pain or joint pain. I'm a bit freaked out wondering if the recent flares have triggered more pain. (I should add that because the diagnosis was...
  2. Medications
    I recently had to come off of plaqenil, which has controlled my symptoms fairly well for the past couple of years. My doctor mentioned that the next two drugs to try would be sulfasalazine or methotrexate. I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, so that leaves methotrexate as my next option. I was...
  3. Tests and Procedures
    Dr just ordered CT with contrast of Neck and regular CT of Lungs as well. Also scheduled for pulm funct testing. (The Lungs were an add on since there has been breathing probs for awhile and would be there for a neck scan anyway.) Anyone know what use the CT scans are and what they might be...
  4. Newly diagnosed
    Temporarily Diagnosed with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease but suspected MCTD Backstory : Most of the backstory is in the undiagnosed thread i made. But rumi asked us to come back in a week. 2nd visit was today and did not go well. First he was annoyed that prednisone was not...
  5. Introduce yourself
    Ten years of going to doctors all over the US and getting nowhere but spending plenty and enduring lots of procedures and tests, I just returned from Mexico City 2 days ago with the diagnosis---Lupus and MCTD. I already had been diagnosed with Sjogren's back in '07 or '08, but apparently the...
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