Good Day to Everyone!!!
I am a 28 year old female. I have been suffering 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, sweating ~ more so at nite, 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 guess you could say like a smokers cough... but different ~ makes no sense) they don't all appear at the same time, some stay with me ( headaches, appetite ) while others come and go.
My first thought that something was wrong was my last pregnancy was horrible - constent headaches, throwing up, not able to eat. Doc said that some pregnancies were like that - figured he knew. I had an emergency c-section, which i will say has not healed all the way yet.... and its been 9 months. Now all these other things within the past 9 months have been appearing. I stumbled upon this forum and once i started reading i realized that some of the symptoms talked about i was experiencing....
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.
I am new here too, and experience some of the same things you are. I would not have thought to add the cough that started in October of last year, until I read your post.
I am not as well informed as others are at the forum, but i can listen. Your symptoms to me sound like Lupus. and at the very least, maybe your doctor could do the blood tests for you that can indicate Lupus.
Please keep us posted on how things are going for you. I learn something new everytime i go to this forum to check the posts.
Sometimes it just helps to have a name and reason for the symptoms. And it really helps a lot to know that we are not alone, that many across the country, around the world probably are going through the same things that we are going through.
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