lupus lesions, how do you know?

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   Posted 8/29/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
confused Hi I just saw a post in fibro, unfortunatly, the fibro fog got me to whom it was. But anyway, she said she was having a lupus flare and she knew because she had subcutaneous lesions. What are they like, What do they look like, and How do they feel? If anyone could help me out. I may have lupus and was wondering about this.

Thanks Laura :-)
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   Posted 8/29/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Laura,

That was me crazykitty, Robin. When I flare sometimes I get subcutaneous lesions.
Mine are Annular rings. They look like wavy red lines in a shape of an oblong circle
and vary in size. I get them on my chest and neck area. Mine have a slight burning
sensation. I woke up with them this morning. My body is flaring due to the connective
tissue disease and the fibromyalgia. I was initially diagnosed with UCTD and my
Rheumy believes I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. A skin biospy shows I
have a scleroderma variant, which is part othe MCTD along with lupus and in my case

If you are having rashes , you should start taking pictures of them. that way instead
of describing the rashes to your rheumy you have something to show. There are many forms
of lupus.

Take Care


 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
 Vitamin Supplements

Post Edited (crazykitty) : 8/29/2009 4:02:52 PM (GMT-6)

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