Thanks for remembering me! Even though I've been having alot of pain during school (mostly due to my spine issues and the school has the most horrible chairs), and I've been taking many meds to try to lessen my pains.....I am still doing quite well in school, which I'm very happy about.
I don't really spend time in the sun anymore; I use sunscreen and when I'm outside briefly, I'm in the shade as much as possible. Now..what did happen....I should explain first that I also have spine problems (I had severe spinal stenosis, for which I had surgery almost 2 years ago; the surgery helped me alot, but 6 months later I developed severe nerve pains & sciatica due to scar tissue and other reasons). I had a nerve block done for that, which helped, but about 3 weeks later, after the steroids in the shot wore off, I developed a bad flare. It seems everytime I stop taking any kind of steroid (oral or even injected into my spine..when the steroids wear off, I get hit by a freight train! Ahhh, every time I get horrible joint pains, rashes, all sorts of nerve pains and cramps & spasms. Every time I seem to get more symptoms and even new ones i'd never had before. Last summer after my nerve block wore off, I even developed severe light sensitivity in my eyes, i Had migraines almost every day, I got a different rash all around both outer elbows and around both ankles. But those were very itchy. Once that flare up of whatever subsided, I've not had a real flare, except in my lower spine, sacral and legs. But I know that is not lupus related. But about 3 months ago I did notice this new rash on my legs only. Maybe I am having other issues, as I do feel very tired and run down all the time and have gotten very few bouts of hives..maybe it's more of a mild flare. Sorry I'm rambling now.
With my other rashes, by the time I saw my Rheum, the rashes were gone, of course. Last time I tried taking pictures, but they come out too fuzzy! And if I take it from farther away, you can't really see what it is. I've even taken pics with a 10x camera, but to really see the rash, I can't get close enough to get a clear picture.
Does everyone else that takes pics of these sorts of things...have a good camera that can do good upclose pics? Well, in this case, I am hoping this rash stays around until the end of this month as I see my Rheum then. I'll have to wait and see what he thinks...
But thank you so much for the reply! And I hope you are doing well?