Hi Mary - Just want to welcome you also. I have UCTD - and am familiar with the pain and fatigue issues, and surely relate to your description of feeling weak, achey and sore, like you're coming down with a cold or the flu. I hope you are staying out of the sun and using sun block all the time!
Like Fran said, probably a good idea to check in with your doctor about feeling so bad. There are others on here with MCTD - I'm sure they'll be along to help. Glad you found this forum - it's a great place to ask questions and feel understood.
Hi Mary ,
Hope you feel beter soon , are u on any meds , some can cause hair to fall out , I find taking folic acid helps a whole lot , stopped my hair from falling out , I have a lot of the same issues as u. Do u have a rumey ? If u do he should be getting u started on the right meds to help make u feel alot beter, but if you are anything like me and most of us , you will still have flares , Well take care and hope you feel beter .