This is so interesting. I had granuloma annulare about
12 years ago. I had no RA symptoms but I had some blood work done. I was very mildly positive (ANA) and without symptoms so no one, including myself was concerned. A year later I was diagnosed with MS. After 6 months of treatment for MS using copaxone, my granuloma annulare cleared up completely and abruptly.
My granuloma annulare did not itch, nor was it dry/flaky. It was a series of raised, red rings. I was told at the time that GA was an autoimmune break down of collagen between layers of skin. I don't know if that is still the understanding of it now.
And just 2 months ago, I was diagnosed with RA. Oh the fun of autoimmune diseases. Blarg.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
Post Edited (Gretchen1) : 4/15/2017 5:30:49 PM (GMT-6)