UCTD (undifferentiated connective tissue disease) and MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease) are overlapping connective tissue diseases and often include lupus. MCTD is defined as lupus, scleroderma and polymyositis. UCTD is usually noted when there is not a clear indication but there are symptoms of more than one AI disease.
I have mctd but polymyositis was the main problem for me followed by lupus. Scleroderma fortunately was pretty quiet and hope it stays that way.
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf. Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.