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Denise’s Story (MCTD)

MCTD StoryMy story began in 1993. Out of the blue, I had an attack of Raynaud’s. It was so painful! Now to fast forward the story, for 14 years, my internist blamed all my symptoms on my weight, stress, poor diet, etc. It came down to one day in his office he refused to do any more testing on me until I lost weight! I’d had enough. I went to another doctor and she diagnosed me right off with MCTD.

For the last seven years, I’ve had kidney problems, skin problems, acute interstitial pneumonia, frank arthritis, multiple treatments with steroids that have left me with diabetes and cataracts. Severe chronic pain and arthritis forced me out of the workforce two years ago. It’s left me depressed and anxious. Strangers and friends alike don’t understand the illness. They tend to think if you don’t look outwardly ill that you can’t be sick. It’s a depressing struggle. Thank goodness my husband understands. I’d be lost without him.

Denise
Missouri
Submitted 04/08/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Just wondering if you have ever heard of MSM. Not the pill form thats in so many products… But crystal organic sulfur. Not to be mistake with Sulfa. I’ve had amazing results with it. Worth reading about!

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