Well I saw my Rheumy on Tuesday as well as the Rheumy intern and the clinical clerk about my condition. That’s all I can call it for now I guess. They’re a little stumped It’s been almost ten years since I first sought help about the pain and stiffness in my hands and feet. I have had an ever rising +ANA, ESR and CRP. All this while my hormones are all over the place as well as my iron levels going from too high to too low and depression. Now they want me to come off the Prednisone so they can get the full effect of my condition (not something I'm looking forward to) because they think it’s masking some symptoms. They have decided that I don’t have Sjogren’s and that’s good. They just don’t know what I have. MCTD they think but what is that really?? The Rheumy told me it’s a DX in progress…….OK? I guess when I’m six feet under it will be solved. I’m just getting a little frustrated not knowing what I have got exactly. Not that long ago I could leg press 800 lbs bench 250 lbs and lift 500 lbs now I can’t get up from a squat, I have trouble lifting a jug of milk not to mention being so sore and tired all the time. All the drugs have made me gain over 60 lbs putting me over 320lbs. How do lose the weight if I don’t have the strength and energy to exercise let alone my daily activities??? Their must be a bottom to this slope at some point.
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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