Post Edited (sunmiss) : 3/18/2007 8:06:00 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Sunmiss, welcome to the forum.
Could you explain a little more what your lesions are like? Are they itchy, burning etc. Also do they get worse and if so when. Are they always there? Sorry to ask so many question but it's easier to try to help. Are the lesions your only symptoms? I get many lesions from my type of lupus. Mainly on my hands and feet though. They start off as small raised lumps, then they spread and become very red. they hurt intensely. Look forward to hearing more x x
Welcome to the forum. I've never had the discoid lesions, but I do get rashes that are raised and itch when I'm in the sun. Are yours just on the face and nowhere else? I was reading earlier about discoid lupus at www.lupus.org You may have already been to that site, but it has some great info there.
From what I read if it is just confined to the neck and up that it is very unlikely that it will turn into SLE. Do you have any other symptoms? I think I'm asking the same questions Lion did..lol.
I'm glad the doctor ran some labs to check for SLE. Hopefully, you will have more answers then. I hope the lotion helps heal the lesions you have now.
Please feel free to ask all the questions you want. We will help you in anyway we can. We have a great group here! Keep us updated on this and take care. You will be in my prayers.
From your description, to me, the lesions on your face don't sound much like discoid lupus, although the thickening of the skin (wart like) may be. The spots on your fingers and toes could well be discoid, or another form of lupus, this is what mine started like, small red tender spots on the fingers and toes. If you do a search in google for discoid and chilblain lupus, view the pictures. There are so many different types of lesions. The blood work should give you some ideas whats going on. Take care x x