i was wondering if anyone here has had similar experiences like i am having now. i have had a history for years of extreme tiredness, rashes on my neck, belly, arms, and chest. round/oval or organically shaped red raised and sometimes scaly, and sometimes itchy.
last year i went to my family doctor because i had a rash and i was having joint pain so bad that it was interfering with my job. i am a cake decorater and my elbow was hurting so much. i am only 27 and i couldn't understand why i had arthritis at such a young age. so i forced myself to go to the doctor which i hate doing. in the meanwhile, i started exercising (i am not overweight, i just thought it would help my joints). so by the time i went to the doctor i was feeling a lot better. i was diagnosed with ringworm and prescribed with a cortisteriod cream and it went away.
it came back in different locations within a month, which i let go, because i hate going to the doctor.
i have been under an extreme amount of stress lately and two months ago overnight my face exploded in an almost symetric rash on my face and neck. i was totally freaked out! it looked awful. i made an appointment with a dermatologist but couldn't get an appointment for a while so i went back to my family doctor. this time he told me i had an allergic reaction. to what? i do not know! i was again prescribed a cortisteriod cream and prednisone. the rash finally went away but the cream gave me acne on my face and i still looked awful.
shortly after, i developed another (somewhat symetrical) rash on both my forearms. i didn't try to treat them myself because i wanted the dermatologist to see it. but it started going away after about 2 weeks. now it is flat and looks like round scars.
i finally had my appointment with the skin doc today now that my skin looks somewhat normal. i asked him about lupus and he pretty much laughed and asked if my hair was falling out. he told me i have seborrheic dermatitis. he told me lupus symtoms don't just go away on their own, but isn't it a disease of outbreaks and remission?
i need help and advice! and i'm sorry i had to write a novel to ask for it. i just don't know what to do next.