I was recently diagnosed with both RP and UC during a 2 week hospital stay. My question concerns the prevalence of the two conditions together. How common is it? My primary care doc says I am the first case of relapsing polychondritis that she has ever seen which really concerns me coupled with the fact that I may not get in to see a rheumatologist for another 2-3 months. In the mean time, I am constantly having inflammations on top of inflammations but unless I have another major issue (ear, which got the original diagnosis) I am on a waiting list. It is pretty difficult dealing with both issues as is but I am also wondering how serious the RP is. I have prednisone, as needed but am not ready to become too dependent on that right now. Any advice would be helpful.
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