I am 29 years old and my symptoms include - memory loss (brain fog - forgetting tasks, names, words, etc), hair loss, red, achy, swollen hands, feet and ankles, malar rash, body aches (flu like), night sweats.
Now since being diagnosed, my rheumy has also let me know that little things I have been "dealing with" are also part of it - dry eyes and mouth, migraines, feet freezing and then getting extremely red and hot, etc.
My biggest complaint is the joint and nerve pain. Its very hard for me to even walk some days. Especially early in the morning, it takes me a good amount of time to get moving. Just getting out of bed is a chore.
During very bad flare ups, my arms ache tremendously. It feels like they weigh a ton and they're just going to fall right off my body. And you know that feeling when you bang your elbow on something and it sends a shooting pain down your arm - I have that shooting pain constantly down my arms during a flare.
I've also noticed, although I'm not sure if this is UCTD related, I'm having borderline blackout spells. My body gets very heavy, shaky, I experience tunnel vision and ringing in my ears, and I have to sit down/ lay down wherever I am. Anyone around me says they ask how I am / if I'm okay - and I'm unable to respond and that my body is limp. My heart rate and blood pressure get extremely high during these episodes. But it is not my blood sugar - its checked almost every time. After about 5 minutes - I come out of it, sit up, and I recover, like nothing happened... anyone else experience this or know what this could be?
Life is tough, my darling, but so are you...
Undifferentiated connective tissue disease, endometriosis, OCD, depression, anxiety, GERD, migraines, IBS