Rash-not sure what is going on

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   Posted 1/4/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I may be in a flare, but not sure--here are my symptoms: I have a very fine red itchy rash that almost looks like an allergic reaction/contact dermatitis, but really can't attribute it to anything, canker sores in my mouth, and I have been waking up after about 4-5 hours of sleep at night and can't get back to sleep, and of course feel like a zombie during the day!  Some upper extremity muscle soreness and tenderness which I have most of the time.   Any thoughts???? 

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   Posted 1/4/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
It seems like you are having a flare. I would suggest you to ring your rhumty. I hope you feel better soon.
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   Posted 1/4/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Deb, I think your instincs are probably right - it sounds like you are flaring. I agree with omega about calling your rheumy - he/she may want to adjust your meds to help you through your flare. I know for me, the holidays were hard on my body, so I'm flaring too.

I really hope you can get some relief soon and that your flare doesn't last long. Hang in there and take care.
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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 1/4/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like the start of a flare. Call your rheumy right away to try to head it off. Are you able to get some extra rest? This would be the time to really pamper yourself!
Audrey Ann
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