Sunday, 5 October 2014

New MCTD Resource Page

MCTD stands for Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.

It is an "overlap" of various autoimmune conditions. I compare it to a smorgasbord where the offerings include Lupus (SLE), Scleroderma, Sjögren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Addison's Disease, Vasculitis and others.  

It's as if my immune system has selected various symptoms from this smorgasbord to create a unique autoimmune picture (or should that be a unique selection of symptoms 'on my plate'?).  Why have just one of those autoimmune conditions when one can have a bit of everything?  And there is no time to be bored as the menu can change at short notice.

If only it was as easy as making a choice; I would choose to not have any of these problems.

Unlike other conditions, I have never heard of a "World MCTD Day" so today is as good as any other to launch a new resource page here on Lupey Loops for information about Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.

I would prefer not to give the name of this condition the dignity of capital letters but I feel I need to use capitals because the abbreviation is usually in capitals.

An abbreviation is much easier to remember than a mouthful of 'connective something-or-other' so my children always remembered it as "Mum's Crazy Tiredness Disease" because it sure is!

"Mandatory Crochet Therapy Daily" is another favourite play on those letters.

For more serious information about MCTD, the link to more MCTD resources is at the top of this page, just below the Lupey Loops masthead, or right here:

If you are not in a serious mood, feel free to stay here and help me come up with some better ways to use the letters 'MCTD'.  How many fun phrases can we come up with?  

I look forward to seeing your creative comments but for now, I will leave you to it because I have got MCTD

… More Crochet To Do!

Related Posts

"MCTD Resources", web page, 5 October 2014:

"Mandatory Crochet Therapy Daily", 13 February 2014: 

"Mum's Crazy Tiredness Disease", 4 January 2014: 


  1. MCTD - My Chance To Dream - for all those times when:

    - the fatigue fog envelopes me
    - the pain forces me to be horizontal
    - weakness overtakes my muscles and I cannot move
    - I can't keep my eyes open any longer

    I have to go with the flow, let go of "thinking time" and welcome healing sleep.

  2. MCTD - Mysterious Cardiac Tracing Detected. if I didn't have a heart attack, what did that chest pain mean and why did the ECG have an unusual squiggle? Could it be a connective tissue problem?