Terry, I went to the hospital tonight because today the rash blistered into tiny bumps like pimples. The area is tight and feels like a burn. Benedryl helped the itching but the rash is painful. Woke up just from covers brushing against it. I did not stay past Triage. After hours, one woman had been there for 4 hours. I picked up a pill RX of Prednisone. Did they put you on that? I desperately need a shower but even luke warm is going to hurt like hell. Anything you can share with me about your experience with the rash will be appreciated. If it spreads or is worse tomorrow, I will be going back to the ER. I have terrible medical insurance. I'm terribly depressed. Lamictal immediately calmed my nerves/anxiety but I stopped it immediately. I started taking it on July 9th and got the rash on day 4.
Thank you for the hug.
Hi Kelly, if you don't mind me asking and it's important do you have Lupus or any autoimmune disease which affects your skin regarding taking things to help the rash that could trigger your skin.
Prednisone is a good drug but i refused it in the day unit up the hospital when my kidneys was bad being a steriod drug, as i've had steriods in the past and my body can't handle them...this is the drugs usage.
(It also suppresses the immune system. Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders)
You see the rash is like an allergy reaction which as happened to you and myself, the neuro never gave me nothing to help it and it took weeks to slowly go because of me coming off the drug slowly but if this was me now i would phone or contact the specialist who gave you the drug as they should be able to help you, as i do know steriod creams are good for skin reactions also.
My neuro tried me on Lyrica for my anxiety as it makes me stress badly but they caused nausea and sickness to the stomach so i left well alone.Terry
Diagnosed with MCTD (Mixed connective tissue disease)
Lupus SLE/SCLE/Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome/Raynaud's phenomenon/Scleroderma
Antiphospholipid Syndrome/Peripheral neuropathy/Muscle Atrophy/COPD/Hypothyroidism
Chronic IBS/Epilepsy/Osteoarthritis (Bipolar-Manic depression-OCD)