This topic reminds me of a question I've had for a while. I've got lots of broken blood vessels on my face - some elsewhere on my body as well....but I'm really starting to get upset with the number of red and blue "webs" on my face. They don't stick up, are small, but sure make me look red and blotchy (and not at all jolly, lol) because of how many there are. Maybe it's just aging skin - I went through menopause at 40. Has anyone else been told broken blood vessels are common in Lupus/AI?
I will ask the rheumie in Nov. - but in the meantime, anyone else suffer from the splotches?
diagnoses: mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998; CEBV 2005; UCTD (dx limbo) 2007
meds: occasional low dose xanax for sleep, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, ibuprophin (none of which manages the problems very well!)
We cannot avoid the birds of sadness flying over our heads, but we need not let them make nests in our hair.
~~ Chinese saying as quoted by Helen Nearing