Hi. Just recently was diagnosed with MCTD. I was seemingly healthy with a mild case of Raynauds. I pushed my primary health care dr to test for ANA and they came back high positive 1:1280 & Speckled.
Then went to a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic. More tests and now high RNP.
Mayo checked lungs, heart, liver etc. all good for now.
Mayo said come back in 6 months. Well, not good enough for me . So I went to a functional Medecine Practioner... now on tons of vitamins and diet changes.
Im super scared and confused. I’m going gluten free, dairy free, mostly sugar free- soda & coffee free. Cutting way back on alcohol (not ready to cut it yet).
Hope this helps??!!
I turned 55 years-old today. I have been diagnosed with MCTD in July 2018. I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, prednisone, folic acid, duloxetine, etc. I have stopped taking all medication due to side effects of medication, mouth and tongue ulcers, tightening of gums in mouth, etc.I am a single mother of 4 adult children. I reside alone and work a full time job. I...
does the amount of RNP distinguish the severity of disease. I have been tested for years because I have had CRP and ESR rates get dkjcatuate but are never really high at all. ANA is always negative.my RNP came back at 27 with normal being 0-19. My dr says that at my age and with no symptoms to speak of.. I shouldn’t worry.No other tests were run and now I am noticing all these things that I...