Hi there, I'm new to the group. I guess I don't know for sure if I have MCTD yet, but I'm guessing it's only a matter of time. I had elevated RNP, borderline negative ANA as of 5 months, and routinely have fat fingers. About 2 months ago, I started having trouble breathing when sitting down or laying flat. It comes and goes. The doc told me yesterday, my VC was 70% and my TLC was 80%, which indicates some sort of restrictive lung involvement. I'm waiting for a pulmonoligist to look at the results. They are probably going to do a CT scan to get a better diagnosis. I've been freaking out that I may have fibrosis or something that's gonna kill me in a few years. How common is reduced lung capacity?
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