I am one who was initially diagnosed as borderline lupus, then the diagnosis changed to
Undifferentiated Connective Disease and now possible Mixed Connectitive Tissue Disease.
A skin biopsy confirms I have a variant of Scleroderma, probablly linear.
Before I recieved any of these diagnoses, I definately knew there was something terribly
wrong with me. I have other medical issues as well.
When I was given the diagnoses, that is when the reality really hits. I believe attitude
is everything. Initially I was freaked out, but decided early on I was going to be my own
best advocate. Not to say I never have bad days, I worry like everyone else.
Somedays I even have my own pity parties, but I try to end them quick.
To answer your question Would life be different without a diagnosis? Yes and No
I would still be hurting, but knowing what it is makes it very real and very scary.
Hope you feel better
possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and