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Old 09-23-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hi - my first post re: UCTD

Hello - I am newly diagnosed (approx 3 mos ago) with UCTD and on Plaquenil, 50,000 units Vit D 1x per week, non-inflamatory diet, am a vegetarian. I saw a post about some people having problems with stomach pain. My Rheumy suggested Aloe Vera Juice - I mix it with a little Ginger ale because it is a tad bitter to taste - it can be taken along, with water or juice etc. It has helped GREATLY with stomach pain for me - amazing. I just take some as needed and before it gets bad and it works very well for me. Anyone else have thoughts on this? I am glad to find a support group as such as this because I feel "lonely in a crowded room" as the saying goes...with all the symptoms and problems this disease process has created. Staying as positive as possible - there is always someone who feels worse. Glad to have the support group and hope to hear from someone else out there. Kind Regards, Erin

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Re: Hi - my first post re: UCTD

Erin, what is UCTD? Oleander

Old 09-24-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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Oleander, UCTD is Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease.

Old 09-25-2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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Thank you hopalong_too and Oleander - I was sleeping alot yesterday and didn't get back to my email. :-)

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Uctd has caused many "stomach" related pains/problems for me. What has your Dr. ordered?
K & S

Old 10-14-2009, 05:13 AM   #6
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Re: Hi - my first post re: UCTD

Hello! For the stomach pain - mostly aloe vera juice - it does help but the pain is more of the stomach itself, if you know what I mean - not nausea or sickness. I started going to an Acupuncturist and have had 2 visits. That seems to be helping a bit. Funny that I would finally get someone (you) to contact me because last night I went to bed at 8pm with bad stomach pain - it seemed to be started by a very stressful day that triggered a flare. I am better this morning - so far.

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