Even if you aren't diagnosed with a particular auto-immune disease, the UCTD and any accompanying inflammation should be treated.
How are your symptoms being treated? Sounds like no steroids (usually prednisone) but anything else?
What does the Dr say when you ask, "I've read that these stomach symptoms can be part of UCTD, what do you think?" Is there something we can do to address this, or is there someone else I should see? I just want to feel better."
That's what I'd start with... don't worry about
a diagnosis, focus on symptom relief. If he isn't moving fast enough, try another rheumy. One way to find one is to check out www.lupus.com
and find your local chapter. Then contact the local chapter to see which of your local rhemies is on their advisory board. Those very often are the Drs actually interested in helping!!!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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