Do people with Fibro tend to get skin rashes? Or is that just in other diseases?

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JCgurl
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   Posted 1/10/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Do people with Fibro tend to get skin rashes? Or is that just in other diseases? I know Fibro does weird things to the skin, but are rashes one of them or do I have to be considering something else going on now???? confused confused
 
I am not trying to worry myself stupid but I have read lots and lots about Fibro but rashes weren't ever anything I came across..
 
I can't WAIT to go to my Rhuemy the 22nd because there are so many things popping up with my Fibro, I am getting hit all at once with a lot of different symptoms.
 
Please, tell me what you think about the rashes, I have one on my face that is so far very little, above the right side of my mouth kind of parallel to the nose, and there is a large one on my left inner THIGH. They popped up around the same time. I am someone who has never really gotten rashes before, only allergic reaction kind of rashes, which these are NOT. These rashes are a bunch of red speckled dots in clusters. They do not itch, but are very sensitive to the touch, especially the one on my thigh...
 
Thank you for your opinions ahead of time!
 
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JCgurl
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   Posted 1/10/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, and, does anybody get mouth sores from their Fibro? That is another thing that I have been getting... sometimes they are rather painful.
 
Sorry.
 
Thank you though!!

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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to think that a lot of people with fibro, also are sensitive to things. So it may be a case of sensitive skin and fibro. I remember a post a while back and a lot of us had sensitive skin issues. So maybe people who are prone to that are also more prone to fibro. Just a thought. But I have very sensitive skin also. But I always have.

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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
JCgurl said...
 
These rashes are a bunch of red speckled dots in clusters. They do not itch, but are very sensitive to the touch, especially the one on my thigh...
 
Thank you for your opinions ahead of time!
 
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They way you describe them it sounds like ringworm...can you see if the dots form a concentric ring? I've been dealing with this since September. It got really bad in December, with the holiday stress. At the beginning I just had very small areas, no itching but like you said sensitive to the touch. Then it got really bad. My hand for example was swollen and I could hardly flex the fingers. I had the clusters in hands, wrists and armpits. I'm on medication at the moment and it's getting better. It is easy to treat but seems that I might have a tendecy to get it. 
 
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   Posted 1/10/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   

I believe I've had FMS all my life, I have also had very sensitive skin all my life. I have had rashes all over my body, my skin will just break open and bleed. I've had several different meds that were supposed to help, one I had as a pre teen worked very nicely on my 'all over my body' rash. When I was in my late 20's I was given Atarax sp.? for a rash/ itch I had that drove me nuts. It did help to calm it down.

I also believe milk kept me in a nasty itch/ rash. I haven't had milk in ages, and I haven't had that rash back either.

I used to get mouth sores all the time, I haven't lately. I was given med for that when I was about 12 or 13, it was wonderful. I have no idea what it was called. Nothing has ever worked that well for me since that time.

I think we get a lot of things w/ the Fibro, rashes included.

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   Posted 1/10/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't get rashes, but I do have the mouth sores every once in a while. I go to see my Rheumy next week and I have a long list that I have been adding to every day. I always get in there and forget half the things I wanted to say, so this helps alot.

If you get the mouth sores frequently there is a mouthwash the doctor told me is good to use, but of course I have forgotten the name. Sorry fibro fog? It is over by the toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. in the store. It is a blue/white bottle and is also used to treat thrush. I use it when I get mouth sores and it seems to clear them up real quick.

Keep us updated on how you are doing and also what the doctor says about the rashes. I'm curious now! Good luck!

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JCgurl
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   Posted 1/10/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your replies and suggestions.. quenib, I thank you also for your opinion but I don't believe it is ringworm, I had something when I was pretty young that was believed to be ringworm and it did not look ANYTHING like this.. and no, the dots do not form into a ring or circle.
 
However, I am going to my doctor soon and I will ask her and I shall let you know what she says, Spring.
 
I hope everyone's having a good and care-free day!!
 
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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had serious issues in my mouth with something the doc Dx as 'lichen planus'. Search ask.com and you will be able to read about it. I get this at times of extreme stress. There are a variety of things that I try- first I work with a topical oral anesthetic; next I gargle with peroxide; also I gargle with a combination of liquid benadryl and mylanta, I don't spit this out.

In my opinion and experience, ringworm usually forms a circular pattern that is raised to the touch. You definitely need to talk with your doc about this, you may need a prescription for something steroid, like a cortizone cream for applying to the skin.

I hope you begin to feel better very soon, trust your instincts about not worrying about it. Your worry won't make it go away :) and being afraid of what it might not even be won't help either. Priority, in my opinion, when dealing with the unknown is to treat your body exceptionally well- proper nutrition, hydration and rest will help everything be stronger. Let us know how you are.
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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I get rashes, or rather 'itchy spots' all over my head. It's pretty awful and I use shampoo for people with psoriasis, even though my skin doesn't flake or anything. I think its due to the poor sleep and high stress caused by having Fibromyalgia.

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   Posted 1/10/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed that as I have aged, hormonal changes affect my skin in different ways. When I was younger, I was far more sensitive to metals. Now that I'm older, my skin is dry, but everything else is drying up, too (but hey, that's a different forum!).

It could be that you are hypersensitive to something at this point...hopefully your doctor can help you out. Aveeno makes some good products for the skin, maybe something like that would help you get some comfort anyway.
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JCgurl
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   Posted 1/11/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you thank you everyone!
 
You are most certainly correct, Sera, I need not worry! I tend to worry over everything, tisk tisk to me nono
 
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