I am new on here, I am 50 years young, and was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease 2 years ago. I was like most people thinking that I was going mad, had become a hypochondriac, I own a clinic in Melbourne Australia and have 10 GP's at my side, but now things are changing, I am developing rashes, had a butterfly rash on my face after sun exposure, rash on my chest that flares then settles, now it is spreading. I also had a hip replacement in 2009, it was a metal on metal and some GP's believe I may be poisoned from metallosis. I am not sure. I wish I could have a definite diagnosis! I was put on Plaquenil for the UCTD 2 years ago, they I feel helped for quite awhile, now my GP has ceased the Plaquenil because she believes it has caused the rashes, which it has been known to do, but, it has been a few months now and the rashes have not gone, and I am starting to head downhill again! How do I get my GP to put me back on the Plaquenil? What do I have to do to get a diagnosis of Lupus? I have seen Rheumatologist's, Immunologists, My symptoms are quite long, mouth and nose ulcers, rashes, pain, face rash, vague memory, fatigue, depression, dizziness, dry eyes, headaches, joint pain, knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, hands are okay but get numb and tingling sensation quite often in them. I am at my wits end!
Would love to hear from anyone who has had similar diagnosis. My last ANA test was positive but low 1:80.