I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm not officially diagnosed with Lupus, but my last report from the rheumatologist says "probable Lupus" and "probable Sjogren's Syndrome". I'm just confused!
I'm currently on Plaquenil (300mg a day), Doxycycline, Meloxicam, Omeprazole and Prednisone (on 5mg currently, down from 30mg).
about 2 weeks ago I was out in the sun for 10 minutes and broke out in a raised, red rash that looked like zebra stripes all over my feet and legs. The next day my joints were swollen and I was extremely fatigued and nauseated.
The other day I was waiting for the bus and the sun was out and I developed a bruise-like rash after being in the sun.
Yesterday I was sitting in the sun for a few minutes and then I started feeling really sick, I threw up, severe migraine, dizzy (I have low blood pressure) and extreme fatigue. Today my joints are swollen, I'm tired and just feel flu-like.
I spoke to my GP who said that my zebra stripe rash sounded like solar urticaria. She was going to ring my rheumatologist to discuss this with him, but I haven't heard anything. She said she thought it may be a symptom of my autoimmune disease but could be a reaction to the medications.
I'm wondering if my experience sound like typical Lupus sun sensitivity or does this sound more like drug induced?