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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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Good Day to Everyone!!!
I am a 28 year old female. I have been suffering for 3 weeks now with a red blistery rash (hives i believe) on my legs, bum, arms and stomach. Thought maybe it was an allergic reation to something i touched or ate... doc put me on reactine and predizone (not sure i spelled that right) i found that it helped, but symptoms come back as soon as drugs wear off. Along with that i have other symptoms, extreme tiredness, swelling of feet, hands and ears with red blotchy blisters that are real itcy, headaches ( i wake up and go to sleep with them - tylenol does not work) hair loss, loss of appetite, aching all over ~ stiffness in elbows, knees and hands, shortness of breath ( i am a smoker thought maybe i was getting a cold) and a cough that i can't seem to shake.
I haven't been back to the doctor yet, as i have been reading these forums for the last couple days trying to educate myself before my next visit. I heard that Lupus can run in the family, and was wondering since my grandmother and aunt (on my mothers side) have lupus would i be wrong to think that i could have the early signs of it???
I just know that this is not an allergic reaction - these symptoms are nothing like i have ever experienced before. I'm feeling so lost!!!!
Thank you for listening to me, and i appreciate all thoughts and opinions!
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