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Posted By : MissLadybug - 3/6/2017 4:56 PM
Hello,

I actually have not been on this site in years. Life has taken over lol I actually had my 3rd child back in January 2015 and ever since then between the pregnancy and breastfeeding I was pretty well off. I noticed about a year ago driving up the road one day with a friend that I had this burning on my neck and she asked me if I had any problems with skin rashes. I said No, why? She said there were spots there and at the time it itched and burned. I saw the PCP who said it was hives and not fungal and sent me home with a cream. I never used it as the itching and burning stopped and I went on. Here we are a year later though and what used to be hives looks more like plaques to me. Problem is the closest Dermatologist is an hour or so away and I'm home with kids homeschooling all the time. So, I've been putting that off due to distance and never thought of it as a "priority" since I wasn't having any other issues. I'm going to share a few photos and somebody please tell me what they think. I have gotten the typical malar rash before and am very photosensitive but I've never had anything else. I also have Raynaud's etc.
[img]file:///C:/Users/Lady%20Walters/Desktop/Rash%20Pics%20March%202017/20170306_163854.jpg
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[img]file:///C:/Users/Lady%20Walters/Desktop/Rash%20Pics%20March%202017/20170306_164012.jpg
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011 Adrenal Insufficiency (Secondary due to prednisone treatment) Dx: 2012--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Keppra-1250mg 2x/day
Hydrocortisone- 10mg 2x/day
Dexamethasone Shot- As needed (emergency only)
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
Prenatal Vitamin 1x/bedtime

Posted By : MissLadybug - 3/6/2017 4:59 PM
I obviously do not know how to work the image option on this website lol Help!
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011 Adrenal Insufficiency (Secondary due to prednisone treatment) Dx: 2012--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Keppra-1250mg 2x/day
Hydrocortisone- 10mg 2x/day
Dexamethasone Shot- As needed (emergency only)
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
Prenatal Vitamin 1x/bedtime

Posted By : Lynnwood - 3/6/2017 6:27 PM
You would have to upload your pictures to some public photo website to allow us to see them.

Check out this link: emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065657-overview - does your skin look like this? It looks a LOT different than hives to me!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Posted By : MissLadybug - 3/6/2017 9:42 PM
Well initially it didn't look quite like it does now... it was more red and prevalent and to me it almost resembled imperfect circular patterns of what I thought could've been ringworm which I have had before... but there was no way I would've come in contact with anything to contract that so it made no sense. I hadn't had any new foods that I could think of... no new combinations even. You can feel that it is not completely smooth when it comes to the edges of the areas but otherwise there's no bumpiness or scales or anything like that. At this point you can tell they look "old" and faded I guess. I do have pictures from when it first occurred that day waiting in the doctors office. I need to find them... I will post when I do.

For now here are some from today:

http://rs350.pbsrc.com/albums/q436/Brittanee_Walters/20170306_163618_zpslxvhyfkp.jpg?w=280&h=210&fit=crop

http://rs350.pbsrc.com/albums/q436/Brittanee_Walters/20170306_163729_zps5ln6imrx.jpg?w=280&h=210&fit=crop

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q436/Brittanee_Walters/20170306_163907_zpsxj0lhiqm.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q436/Brittanee_Walters/20170306_163837_zpskqlar0y7.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q436/Brittanee_Walters/20170306_163729_zps5ln6imrx.jpg

http://s350.photobucket.com/user/Brittanee_Walters/media/20170306_163725_zpspujnwi8e.jpg.html
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011 Adrenal Insufficiency (Secondary due to prednisone treatment) Dx: 2012--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Keppra-1250mg 2x/day
Hydrocortisone- 10mg 2x/day
Dexamethasone Shot- As needed (emergency only)
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
Prenatal Vitamin 1x/bedtime

Posted By : Lynnwood - 3/7/2017 9:05 AM
It doesn't look like anything to me - but remember we are not Drs here. This is a remnant of something that happened a year ago? I think you are worrying unnecessarily. However, if it worries you that much, I suggest you find a way to get to a dermo or rheumy to assuage your fears.

Best wishes.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Posted By : MissLadybug - 3/7/2017 9:14 AM
So random spots on my neck are "normal?".....
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011 Adrenal Insufficiency (Secondary due to prednisone treatment) Dx: 2012--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Keppra-1250mg 2x/day
Hydrocortisone- 10mg 2x/day
Dexamethasone Shot- As needed (emergency only)
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
Prenatal Vitamin 1x/bedtime

Posted By : Lynnwood - 3/7/2017 9:31 AM
Things happen to our skin as we age, we don't keep the milk white skin of our babyhood forever.

But as I said, since this worries you, you ought to check it out.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

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