Lupus rash in throat, maybe??

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Gingersnaps
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   Posted 6/4/2011 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am new here. Some background on me is, I started having autoimmune symptoms over 10 years ago, in early 20's. The first issues I had were low grade fevers, round discoid rashes on my forearms along with sudden drastic hairloss. Like, half my hair within maybe 3 months. I had no insurance at that time, so no Dr or dx...over time things got worse and while I haven't had the rashes since that one time, I am dx with sjogrens now and it isn't really under control too well with plaquenil & prednisone. I have joint pain and inflammation, severe parotid gland pain, fevers, body aches, eye issues, yadda yadda. I also have livedo reticularis and lately that welts up on my legs in the sun. Sun exposure leaves me exhausted for days... So I know I have sjogrens, but I have always felt that lupus is lurking in there somewhere due to the symptoms I had early on. So anyway, for the past month or so I have had a painless, flat, perfectly circular mark on the back of my throat. The border of it is dark red and the interior a lighter color. It's about pinky tip size, maybe bigger and seems to be within the skin rather than on top if that makes sense. If I knew how to put a picture on here I would, I took one to show the rheum in case it's gone before I see him in 3 weeks, although it doesn't look like it's going anywhere! Does this sound like it could be lupus related to anyone? Any input is appreciated, thanks!
Ginger

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   Posted 6/4/2011 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it does sound like it could be lupus related -- but almost anything can be lupus related, there aren't any limitation on where/what in the body it can attack.

It could be an inflamed gland or something like that. I assume it bothers you a bit or you wouldn't have noticed it. Warm salt water gargles, maybe?
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Gingersnaps
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   Posted 6/4/2011 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for th quick reply :)

The mark is in the direct center of the back of my throat. When I look in the mirror to brush my teeth etc, I can see it. I was able to feel it as well and it's smooth with no feeling of anything underneath, I don't think there are glands in that area. It gives me no discomfort or anything; if I weren't able to see it I would have never known it was there.
Ginger
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