MCTD is SLE, scleroderma and polymyositis. It can be the disease with 10000 faces and manifests itself differently in each case and can display different symptoms over time. My first symptoms were those of SLE but PM took over. Scleroderma was the least of my problems and continues to be so.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's syndrome.
Meds: prednisone (9mg & tapering), 150mg imuran, lisinopril 40mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, norvasc 5 mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller