Post Edited (Loea09) : 11/20/2006 8:47:31 AM (GMT-7)
eeek, me too! ewwwwwwww, i hate em'. i get them on the inner, lateral sides of the nostril (inside the nose) and they THROB! can't blow my nose because it's so sore. and it's like a big hard lump. about maybe pea size or smaller, and to look in a mirror in there...you can see that the nasal passage is blocked from the swelling of this sucker! and yeah, it makes the outside look swollen too, like a punch in the schnoz'. mine subside over a course of 5 days. i never took anything for them, but it seems like when i go on pred they go away (or dwindle). i also get simialr things all over my hairline & on my scalp too.
i feel for ya!
Lori, do you get canker sores as well? I've suffered with canker sores my whole life. Sometimes so bad, I can't eat for days. Last week, for the first time, I got one in my nose. It was so painful. I also had a chronic runny nose , dry cough and digestive problems. Once I was put on prednisone, it all cleared up.
I believe nose sores are related to SLE, IBD, and other autoimmune problems. I get them too, but only on mtx--I think it's a side effect of mtx. Are you currently taking mtx? They sound extremely painful, and I know the few that I have had are real pains.