They found that I had Dermatomyositis, and tumid Lupus, which is a rare skin form, but turned into SLE, but I also have RA, so my treatment is prednisone and methotextrate. It took about
4 months for the rashes to go away, but they come back sometimes
. It was awful... it was so hard to work with the skin condition, and then I got bad acne from the prednisone...but work pulled through for me and now I am on long term disability. I am lucky in that respect.
Age 31 - Diagnosed in 2008. Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Dermatomyositis, Optic Neuritis. Medications; Prednisone 5mg a day. Methotextrate injections once a week.