Cynthia’s Journey

Speaking Of The Unspoken “Living With Autoimmune Disease” By: Elizabeth Price It was a dark and rainy night… Just kidding. My name is Elizabeth and I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. For those of you who don’t know what that is, I’ll...

Articles by Judith

Vaccines and Autoimmunes – what does the science say? By Judith Mariposa on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:34pm Tackling some of the bigger misconceptions and misunderstandings one by one: 1. Are vaccines contraindicated for autoimmune diseases? No. In fact, we need...

Kerry’s Story

Kerry’s Story 1976 – Had  apthous ulcers, cause unknown.  Canker sores – for six months – I was on prednisone and used viscous xylocaine to eat.  I was tested for lupus, but it didn’t titer out.  I was in a new relationship and at a new job – we all presumed it...

Tips on Filing for Social Security Disability

All information and/or recommendations given here are from a Disability Determination Specialist for the state of Maryland. Please understand each state is different. Be sure to research your state guidelines on the process to apply for disability. Most...

Statement of Intent

Statement of Intent MCTD.org is a non-profit, online gathering place, for those living with MCTD, their friends, families, support systems and medical providers.We strive to present the most current information available on the overlap diseases that comprise MCTD, as...