Undifferentiated connective tissue disease

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What is undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

Undifferentiated connective tissue disease refers to the expression of certain symptoms of some of the classic connective tissue diseases such as abnormal antibodies or muscle pain, but not enough to be defined as one particular connective tissue disorder.

Common symptoms reported by people with undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more

Data from patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (23 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea dizziness and feeling faint 9 more
Total evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
appetite change brain fog 15 more
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (9 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea decreased appetite 8 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal pain stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
lethargy sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has undifferentiated connective tissue disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 582 say undifferentiated connective tissue disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 48
30s 103
40s 192
50s 266
60s 137
70+ 30
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 44
20-29 years 61
30-39 years 78
40-49 years 92
50-59 years 39
60-69 years 10
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 30
Female 754

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 379
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from undifferentiated connective tissue disease patients who have completed their condition history
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