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LupusPoopus
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   Posted 8/8/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else feel like millions of ants are crawling all over them with tiny tacks attached to their feet?
 
I wake up with rashes covered on my chest, arms and face. Almost looks like hives yet I haven't eaten anything to cause that.
What can i do to relieve the itchiness, it's driving me mad on day four now!
 
 
 

 

Katie aka Lupus Poopus 

Dx: Lupus, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar,

Possibly misdiagnosis: Fibromialgia

Suspected: Sleep Apnea, Carpal Tunnel

No current medication

 

Quoted from about.com:
The majority of lupus patients lead normal lives. The worst adversary comes from within, when the patient loses hope, loses will, and gives in to frustration and depression.

 

We must all stay positive!

Post Edited (LupusPoopus) : 8/8/2009 10:42:34 AM (GMT-6)


firebabe
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   Posted 8/8/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
There have been several times that I have gone to the doctor with this very same thing. Each time to be diagnosed with Contact Dermatitis. I think thats just a word they use when someone on your derma isn't right, and they haven't got a clue. I've been given a cream and usually advised to take some Benadril to get it out. To this day I have no clue what I did to get this. The doctors that I visited often asked me if I had switched laundry detergents or were exposed to chemical of any sort that were out of the ordinary. Something my mother used to have me do is take a bath with epsom salts to help relieve itching. You may have to do this a few times and try not to make the water too hot. You may irritate your already irritated skin. Also, a hydrocortisone cream from over the counter should help. I don't envy you at this point, so I really hope you are feeling better soon! Oh yeah, try not to itch, but I think we all know this by now. :)
~Tammy~
 "Challenges make you discover things about yourself you never really knew."
 SLE and Class II Lupus Nephritis


crazykitty
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   Posted 8/8/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Katie,

I was dealing with rash issues and my rheumy referred me to a dermatologist.
My rashes vary. The rash that looks like hives and itches, the dermatologist told me to
take Zyrtec. It is now available as an over the counter med.

Hope you get relief soon
Robin
 
 possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
 Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
 MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and
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LupusPoopus
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   Posted 8/8/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both for your recommendation.

Instead of epsom salt, I normally use Baking sode or oatmeal in a sock. Work equally well (or not so well on some days).

Since I have a lot of food allergies, I have experienced a lot of hives and itchiness but when I KNOW I didn't eat anything out of sorts and I haven't been rolling in the grass and I still itch like this, it's enough to send me to the loonybin! Now why I didn't think of taking Benadryl anyway is beyond me... stupid-brain again I suppose!

Hopping over (LOL too funny; me hopping... yeah ok!) to the kitchen for some Benadryl

 

Katie aka Lupus Poopus 

Dx: Lupus, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar,

Possibly misdiagnosis: Fibromialgia

Suspected: Sleep Apnea, Carpal Tunnel

No current medication

 

Quoted from about.com:
The majority of lupus patients lead normal lives. The worst adversary comes from within, when the patient loses hope, loses will, and gives in to frustration and depression.

 

We must all stay positive!

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