Denda, I'm sorry you are going through this and that you may have something else going on in addition to Lyme. I've read some different things about
the rashes and from what I remember, sometimes the rashes can be painful and/or itchy. Sometimes the rash on my face hurts or burns and the rash I get on my arms sometimes itches.
I agree that an appointment with a good rheumy is a good idea. I really hope you get some answers soon. If you do have lupus or something like it, the rashes and the pain may mean that you might be going into a flare, so please try to take it easy and listen to your body. Let us know if you have any other questions.
Take care and keep us updated on what you find out.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears
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