Firstoff, I should mention I have not been diagnosed with Lupus but over the years have had certain symptoms that are indicative of the disease but not enough for a diagnosis. I do have a positive ANA and for 2 yrs had arthritis that came and went 8 yrs ago. Now for the past 2 yrs, I have had a reddish rash on the top of my forehead... it isnt raised(i dont think) or scaly. None of the doctors I have seen ever seemed concerned about
it whenever I mentioned it. However, I had to see a dermatologist today for another reason and I showed him the rash. He was the first to say it does look to be connective tissue/autoimmune related, although I will also say he was probably the only one who got a good look at it.
Anyway, I was prescribed hydrocortisone for the redness on my forehead. However, I also have an impacted pimple on my back that needs treatment so the derm prescribed me minocycline for that. Im to take it for a month. What concerns me about
this is Im reading that minocycline is a drug that can induce or trigger lupus! OF coursre I dont want that to happen if I already have some of the indicators for it! What was this derm thinking? Is it safe to take the minocycline for a month? I am curious what others thoughts would be or if anyone had any experience with this. I am planning on calling the derm office tomorrow. I was expecting some surgical inoffice procedure to remedy the impacted pimple... but then was given the med...Id much rather have a scar, than have lupus triggered.
Post Edited (skylar75) : 6/7/2011 9:58:31 PM (GMT-6)