Hello Butterflake and thank you for the warm welcome
I've got so many overlapping like yourself, it's a nightmare at times trying to think which is causing what...I used to know but as each year goes on the flares get worse besides symptoms but I've done some research and studying on them besides my hubby lol
Methotrexate is an hard chemo med for some people to handle with the side affects, i've been lucky with just the one diarrhoea which can last from 2 days to a week according to how my IBS is at the time. My rheumo wanted me to think about
Rituxan and when I said yes, he said no because of my organ involvement.
It's a shame you can't read into it but as the old saying goes...ignorance is bliss in some cases, as I thought all sorts at one stage with so many coming at me plus the bipolar I must have had from a kid as my OCD started then and the depression came later, i'm more down and crying than having ups and like yourself mine must be inherited as my moms mom apparently was a nervous wreck and my moms sister lived on lithium all her life.
Yes I have to have a blood thinner as I had DVT through my left leg and warfarin tabs besides injections never took the reading to 2.5 which they needed to thin the clots, so the rheumo tested my D'Dimer levels which came back ok, so I take baby asprin 75mg daily because of my other meds.
My Scleroderma as ruined my toes underneath as I have crest build ups on the edge of my toes which goes hard and I have to peel off but it's making the toe skin less, i have crest build ups on my finger knuckles which go a yellow hardness and i peel those off, my fingers are going twisted and my knuckles are raised and causing hand cramps so i can't do a flat hand no more, toe nails and finger nails have gone thick and hard to cut, it's caused me to have lesions on my fingers also...my dermo as a lovely portfolio of pictures blown up and stored in my files. My lungs are affected get bad inflammation, acid reflux at times but with so many overlapping like i said it's hard...i have to use Palmers coconut butter to help my skin to keep soft plus the sjogren's dries my skin out.
Oh i could go on but it gets a joke
as we both know.
Big hug Terry
Diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed connective tissue disease)
Lupus SLE/SCLE/Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome/Raynaud's phenomenon/Scleroderma
Antiphospholipid Syndrome/Peripheral neuropathy/Muscle Atrophy/COPD/Hypothyroidism
Chronic IBS/Epilepsy/Osteoarthritis (Bipolar-Manic depression-OCD)