- CASE FILE
Symptoms/bloodwork align with MCTD a rare autoimmune condition. Pain & deformities in joints. Muscle pain, weakness, Some Cognitive issues.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I'm 48 yrs old. I've been in pain since 19yrs old but I've been in extreme Pain going on 5 years now.
It Started with feeling body Pain & fatigue, & always thinking I'd feel better soon. That still hasn't happened. I'm seeing many specialists. My bloodwork shows I may have MCTD a rare overlap autoimmune condition. My symptoms back this up but I've yet to be diagnosed which leaves me without treatment. I feel hopeless sometimes, If I can start treatment I can slow or stop the disease progress. Whatever it may be. I have Pain, tightness & pulling in toes & feet, Pain in ankles into my legs & lower back & into right hip. Weakness in legs. Stiffness in neck, pain in Shoulders going down into hands & fingers. Right hand finger deformities also starting in left hand. I am now walking with a walker because of weakness & unsteady walk. I feel it may be rheumatoid arthritis. Any help or suggestions are welcome & appreciated. Thank you.