Hi Elbee,You mentioned that you have UCTD? I'm not sure what that stands for. I was diagnosed with Subacute cutaneous and have read that I can get discoid lesions from cutaneous. I have ring shaped and oval shaped lesions that have healed but you can still see them if i remove my makeup. I did not know that cutaneous can turn into discoid lesions. i am already losing hair. My only symptoms are that my hands turn dark red from the flurouscent lights at work and the sun, I lose hair, and the 4-6 wk flare up on my face which left a quarter shape on my chin, cheeks and corner of cheeks. However, they were not cuts like discoid. Light colored, flush with the skin.
I am dying to talk to someone who has Cutaneous lupus. I haven't gotten any outbreaks on my body except a skin rash (very small). the size of a large common pin head. My knuckles, fingers, and once my complete hand turned dark red and then purple. Is my blood flushing???
UCTD stands for "undifferentiated connective tissue disease," which means I have some sort of autoimmune connective tissue disease (like, lupus, RA, polymyositis, scleroderma are all named, differentiated connective tissue diseases) but it doesn't fit the definition of any of the named diseases. My UCTD includes skin lesions that, on biopsy, look like lupus lesions. So, I don't have subacute cutaneous lupus, but I do have lupus-like skin involvement that resolved pretty well with Plaquenil.
I am sorry you're dealing with this-- skin involvement is really frustrating, I know!
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis & UCTD // synthroid, hydroxychloroquine, ranitidine, naproxen, tramadol