Hi Steph, I noticed your post in IBS and I figured you meant for it to be here instead so I copied it over here. I hope I was right.
Over the past 10 months I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos, Pernicious Anemia and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder. My Endo will not put me on meds yet, because my thyroid function is not low enough. I am on B-12 shots for the Pernicious Anemia, and my rhematologist wants me to take Plaquenil for the UCTD. I have not started on the Plaquenil, because I would like to get pregnant within the next few months and I do not want to be on medication if I can stand it. I have gained 20 lbs in 45 days and I am still often very tired. All of the doctors say that the weight gain is not from the autoimmune disorders, but it came on so fast and at the same time all of this began. I often have strange aches and pains that I have learned to ignore. I have a positive ANA with a nucleolar pattern and sometimes my RF is out of range and sometimes it is in range. I don't really know where to go for good information to become more knowledgeable about what is happening to my body. Can anyone help?
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements
Post Edited (dbab) : 6/22/2007 6:17:43 PM (GMT-6)