Sorry you are having to deal with all of this. There is a link in my signature for "Lupus Resources". In that topic there is a post with suggestions for new members. Well worth the read.
Yup . . . lots of us have the CTD dx. Sounds like your rheumy is on top of things. There have been a few topics here about
DHEA . . . but I'm sorry, I don't know much about
I was dx with lupus by one doc and then UCTD with another. I'm actually happy that keeps the Lupus word out of my medical files. As long as your doctor is treating your symptoms, the dx isn't too important. But there are several CTD's and it is very difficult to actually pinpoint the exact cause sometimes. Bottom line is that your immune system is attacking your healthy tissue. The Plaquenil will gradually slow that process. It takes several weeks to build in your system and about
6 months to reach its full benefit.
How old are you? How much fish oil and DHEA did he recommend? Was the DHEA based on blood work?? Its great sharing at this forum because we learn lots from each other.
I hope you make some good friends here.
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