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08-11-2013, 03:04 PM
I am recovering from breast cancer, went on a vacation with my husband to a Florida Beach, after 2 days into the vacation I became ill with fever, muscle pain, my legs hurt badly and were swollen, and I had trouble breathing along with chest pain, and a pounding headache. Diagnosed with MCTD.

08-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Hello and welcome to our family! I, too, am a breast cancer survivor (currently in reconstruction following a total bi-lateral mastectomy). I, however, have Systemic Lupus Eurythematosis. MCTD is a cousin to Lupus as it is also an auto-immune/connective tissue disease. The difference is that MCTD presents symptoms of several AI/CTD issues, but not enough of any one specific disease to diagnose that disease. I am glad that you found us and that you decided to join our family! Again...welcome! Peace and Blessings - Namaste: SAYSUSIE