I am new to this site and I just wanted to say hello and give you a little bit of info about me. I am a 25 year old wife and mother of two boys. Currently I am preparing to start my last year of nursing school.
It's been about a week now since my doctor told me that I have MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), which she said is in the lupus family. She also told me that I have a bad case of iron deficiency anemia and low vitamin D.
For a few years I have felt that something was off about my health. I have always had headaches, fatigue, stomach problems etc. But about two weeks ago I started getting tingling in my feet and hands. At first it would come and go but it started to become constant. I soon began to feel it in my both legs and arms and when it got to my face I decided to go to the doctor. She did her blood test and the only ones that came back abnormal were the following:
+ANA ( 2+ SPECKLED), +RNP, elevated ESR, and low white blood cells
In recent days I have been experiencing some new symptoms. A couple of days ago I woke up with a pain in my left leg just above my knee. As the day went on my whole leg was week and heavy. I still have the tingling (like when your foot is falling asleep) in my extremities. My docotr does not know why I have this and is suppose to be consulting a neurologists. Yesterday I was fine when I woke up but around 4pm I started to get flu-like aching in my body that just got worse as the night went on, even my eyelids ached.
I don't know how long I have had this condition, but it feels like it is just starting to show it's ugly head because I have never felt like this. So, I am a little scared about what may happen but I have faith that God will take care of me.
Thank you for reading my post nad thanks to all of you who have shared your story. I look forward to future dialogue.
All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose.