Posted 1/1/2009 12:28 PM (GMT -6)
I have rashes on my arms when I get in the sun. and when the rash goes away to some degree, it leaves like small white patches where the rash used to be. I also have rashes on my calves and around my ankles, and it was very very itchy. wake myself up at night having to scratch it. Sjogren's is definitely affecting my skin. my legs are scaly they are so dry, and I assumed the rash on my legs and ankles was because of the Sjogren's.
the rash on my arms, due to the sun, is not itchy, and it stays for long periods of time, even if I protect myself from the sun.
a new cream that my daughter bought for me helps with the leg rashes and the itching.
I have really negative thoughts about my rheumy, so probably I am not the good one to talk about that.;) He saw me six months ago, and did not remember that I had rash on my arms, legs, and sometimes on my face. He never said yay or nay about it. Just resched me for another appointment.
My grandchildren, two boys, age 13 and 15, have been with me for a week now during school holidays, and they are taking up my time at the moment. they will return to school next week. gave my daughter a break. She works really hard as a single mom. she needs a break.
Wish I could be more help.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Fibromyalgia diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008, Stroke 11-4-08
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis