Lupus Rash Question

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Denda
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 8/24/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone -
 
I thought I was through with the whole Lupus world when I was DX'd with Lyme, however it seems I have a very painful rash all over my torso, chest, shoulders and arm pits, as well as yesterday had the bright red facial mask under eyes and over nose, today the mask is not so bad. 
 
Went to the Dr (pcp) and he gave me a steroid shot and a script for methylprednisolone.  I also called my neuro's office on this and with the positive ANA that I had a couple months ago, was suggested to call a rheumotologist and get an opinion from them. I guess my question is, is a lupus rash painful and does it itch?  My knee and shoulder joints are aching really bad with this rash, but they ache most of the time anyways.  Thanks for your help.

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hippimom2
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   Posted 8/24/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
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
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Chaya
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/24/2007 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new to dx. When I get the rash it is only on sun exposed areas. My face neck and arms. Its very welty. Its bumpy and angry red. It itches and burns, it lasts for about 7 to 8 days when I get it.

curlyhair
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   Posted 8/24/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   

My lupus rashes are neither painful or itchy. However, everyone is different. Good luck and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Sandy


DX: Kidney Disease, (? Lupus Nephritis) 2002
DX: Raynaud's Phenomenon and Lupus 2005
DX: Anorexia and Hypokalemia 2006
 
meds: plaquenil, lasix, klor-con


Denda
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2007 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you all. The steroid shot didn't do anything for me that I can tell. The doctor even said that I would have this burst of energy for the next 2 days. I was really looking forward to that, but nothing new, seems my joints are hurting even more now and very stiff. Pain and itching never went away, I did get some sleep last night due to me bumping up my neurontin (nerve pain med) dosage in addition to the prednisone dosage. So maybe it's helping some?

Chaya that is exactly what mine looks like, however I noticed last night that it is mostly on my left side. Who knows what the heck is going on. I just know this is not fun at all. Thanks again to you all. I'll let you know what the rheumie says.

“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

—Robert Francis Kennedy

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