Oh yes, it's very common to not have all the symptoms and disorders that can be part of MCTD. Every single person with Lupus, MCTD or UCTD will have different symptoms and disorders. The diseases of 1000 faces!
My Raynauds didn't come along until about 3 or 4 years after my Lupus diagnosis. I've also been told that I likely have MCTD and not just Lupus. I have so much going on that I fit into that category better than "just Lupus".
So yes, you might never get Raynauds, or you might down the road. It's a crap shoot!
I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better on the higher dose of Prednisone. Every little bit helps doesn't it. It's amazingly powerful stuff! Good for you for getting in to see your rheumy so quickly. Being proactive with this disease will set you up for success!!!
Hope you have a nice Sunday!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus