Hi, after being diagnosed for MCTD with Lupus Myositis, Raynaud's and I don't know how many more on top. I broke my neck as a 14 year old and last year had a Cervical Disc Prolapse due to the old accident, so ended up having a discectomy last Sept on c6/7. My question is this, does anyone else out there have any neck injuries that could have triggered this disease? i also cut though the mains cable into the house (thank goodness I was wearing wellies), I didn't do it on purpose as it was dusk and I thought I was cutting through a large ivy stem underneath the guttering! So thought that could have contributed. Really suffering with shoulder pain, muscle fatigue (cronic fatigue), raynauld's relentless. Every time I sit down I seize up. Is this going to get worse? I am so stiff and uncomfortable! On Hydroxychloroquine only now after a year on predisolone. I am going to physio and doing excercises, they are such small excercises but knock me for 6. I'm on 3 blood pressure tablets and feel so done in. Can't possibly consider a wheelchair in the future as I can't even hang out the washing! I ran the marathon in 2003, what has happened to me, is this the best I can expect from my life now? I was told from my Rheumy to embrace what I have and thank goodness I wasn't getting worse. I'm embracing but I'm on a low, it has been such a huge battle so far. Are my legs giving up slowly? Any answers would be gratefully received x
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