Odd acne-like RASH on my face (prevalent over cheeks)!

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AngelinaATF
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   Posted 4/10/2012 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all... I need some personal advice & you are the best ppl to go to!
Ok..here goes: I have a "mixed" diagnosis of lupus/RA/Raynauds/Fibro ...& I know about the lupus butterfly rash but have never had it before! Odd thing is that is looks like ache (my 10 yr old son said "Guess it's just your time in life for acne, Mom"!..heehee! You have2 laugh...or you'll cry!) But I've never had ache & this is prettymuch all over - just concentrated more on my cheeks! Ive been racking my brain trying2 figure out the trigger! My dose of Pred has gone way down & I did eat some Easter chocolate (who didn't? !). I can't figure it out but looks terrible! It's very red & not really pimples! This has been @ a wk...timewise. Any help will be appreciated! Thx! Ang confused
Angelina.
age 41, Mom of 2 great kids (10 & 7), Diagnosed in 2007
MCTD(LUPUS), RAYNAUDS, FIBROMYALGIA, L4L5 disc herniation, fracture in L3 fro EPIDURAL in childbirth
Meds: Prednisone, Nifedipine, estropipate, cyclobenzaprine, Cymbalta, sulfasalazine, gabapentin, hydrocod, fentanyl patch, methotrexate - MTX (on hold), clonaxepam (sleep), vit D, PRILOSEC, Transderm Scopalamine, Vit Bcomplex

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   Posted 4/10/2012 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It would be interesting to see if it lessens if your Dr approves going back up a bit on the prednisone. But don't increase w/out the Drs ok.
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AngelinaATF
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   Posted 4/10/2012 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I will call my Rheumy in a day or so - need to anyhow as I've had severe fatigue that hasn't improved much. Thx for responding Lynn. :)
Angelina.
age 41, Mom of 2 great kids (10 & 7), Diagnosed in 2007
MCTD(LUPUS), RAYNAUDS, FIBROMYALGIA, L4L5 disc herniation, fracture in L3 fro EPIDURAL in childbirth
Meds: Prednisone, Nifedipine, estropipate, cyclobenzaprine, Cymbalta, sulfasalazine, gabapentin, hydrocod, fentanyl patch, methotrexate - MTX (on hold), clonaxepam (sleep), vit D, PRILOSEC, Transderm Scopalamine, Vit Bcomplex

Elsie Mae
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   Posted 4/12/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like a symptom of Lupus that I read about on the Lupus Foundation web site, and is different from the familiar butterfly rash. You might want to check out this link:

http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnaffects.aspx?articleid=2324&zoneid=526


If this link doesn't work. Go to the Lupus Foundatio web site, then to the section on how Lupus affects the skin.

topaz731
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   Posted 4/15/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I tend to get these "breakouts" across my cheeks after I've been in the sun for an extended time. They look like pimples, but they're not. I look like Raggedy Ann, or like I've face- planted a pin cushion. I haven't found anything that has eased the redness or makes them go away any faster  confused  They usually last several days to a week. Mine are annoying, but fairly harmless- especially since I never had this as a teenager!

Post Edited (topaz731) : 4/15/2012 11:15:32 AM (GMT-6)


MissinMySurfboard
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   Posted 4/19/2012 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I get that too-its like acne over night. Make sure you have UVB 30+. My olay I used forever lacked uvb and made all the difference.

couchtater
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   Posted 4/19/2012 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I perfer SPF 100 with helioplex in it.
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