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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 3/24/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone. I've posted here a couple of times but mostly just read all the post because its so informative. I haven't been officially diagnosed with Lupus as of yet but it has been suggested by my rheumatologist. I do have Sjogrens, ITP and a couple of other things. I have to see my Rheumatologist every 3 months because of the Sjogrens.
I have a question about the Malar Rash. Now that Spring has sprung I like to be out in the yard. The last couple of times I've been in my yard working I would finally come inside and then a couple of hours later my face turns red hot on my cheeks and over the bridge of my nose. Its also like this on my forehead. This burning sensation and redness would last a couple of hours and then just go away. Is this typical of a Malar Rash? It is not a sunburn because it goes away in a couple of hours. Plus I wear sunscreen.
I have an appt Thursday with my rheumatologist and was wondering if I should bring this up?

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 3/24/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it's really important to bring it up. Also, take pictures of it if you can to show your doc. It sounds like you are having a reaction to the sun and that you may also be developing a malar rash. Mine would come and go at first too, but now it's always there, although it changes in intensity.

let us know how your appointment goes. Take care
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; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears



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