I have been on Plaquenelle for a long time now and about
a month ago I noticed a weird rashy brown thing on my neck under my left ear. It didn't hurt , is about
three inches long and wide and just looks like a bunch of clusters of freckles or something. My skin color is very white, so it is very noticable. To me it looks a dirty mark, even though it isn't.
Recently I have lost about
10 to 15 pounds again, very quickly. And at my Rheumie appointment last week he also noticed the same brown marks around my mouth and chin. I had noticed that as well but didn't think to much about
According to the Rheumie, because I have lost so much weight the dosage of plaquenelle is to high for me and is causing my skin to pigmantate, (is that a word?). He lowered me to one pill a day to see if that will help. He can't tell me if it will go away or fade or come back.
Has anyone else had t his happen before? My skin is going brown in patches is the best way I know how to describe it and it really stands out.
Thanks so much,
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.Thyroid Disease ,RA
Taking Methotrexate, Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Prednisone, Pantoloc, Singulair, Tramadol, OxyCodeine and extra Strength tylenol when needed,and Zytram.