Hi again, i joined a few months ago after testing positive to an ANA test. My result was 1:640 homogenous. My anti dna test was negative but recently my inflammatory markers were raised and my Dr thinks i have a connective tissue disease so she wants to start me on a course of Hydroxychloroquine. The Rheumatologists letter, which i didnt get a copy of so havent read, said that there was possibly 'slight skin envolvement'.
(I do have red cheeks at times and asked last year about malar rash but was dismissed as 'reading too much online')
Is it wise to start treatment when we dont know which type of connective tissue disease i have?
I also have me/cfs which leaves me housebound and severely fatigued.
Ive had an MRI test done on my head and neck but that was 4 weeks ago and i havent heard back.
Since Christmas my tongue has been sore and burning and 'gets in the way' when i talk. Its as if the tongue as a muscle just gets too tired to work.
I just wondered if anyone had any ideas.