I too wish to welcome you to the CP Family. This community has helped save my sanity on more than one occasion and I'm grateful that it exists.
As far as your pain is concerned, I sure do hope they get your some answers and soon! Do you know what type of connective tissue disease they said it was? There are several kinds. I'm not well versed on this disorder but I do know it can cause intense pain and misery. One other thing that crossed my mind ~~ is it possible you might have fibromyalgia or another similar muscular disorder in addition to the connective tissue disorder? Fibromyalgia can look like a lot of other disorders but it's hallmark is muscle pain and lots of it. Often it is triggered by some sort of trauma to the body, not necessarily physical. We have a lot of people in the fibromyalgia forum who had fibro crop up when they went through serious health issues, intense surgeries or prolonged illnesses. Just a thought and the doctor most often called upon to diagnose fibro is a rheumatologist. If you are interested in learning more then go to the Fibro forum and check it out.
I do hope you find answers and quickly. Hard to treat something when you don't know what it is you're trying to treat.
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Daily Donnybrook: Fibromyalgia, Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Ulcerative Colitis, Rare form of Dermatitis, Collapsed Disk, Osteoarthritis (especially in right hand and neck) and a couple of other adjunct agitations.
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