Think this could be malar rash?

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Light_Bringer777
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   Posted 11/4/2014 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
First off hi everyone.

I've had health issues for a little over 3 years now (mostly crazy belching, nausea and extreme fatigue), and since just over 1 month I started getting this feeling that my face gets very hot, and my cheeks are now pretty much permanently red. I've been having a stiff, sore jaw too.

Now my symptoms don't really match what little I know about lupus, but the constant "blushing" and its shape had me wondering. My guess would be something along the lines of rosacea, but I was curious to hear from people who might know a bit more.

Pic1 - i.imgur.com/Or2PANX.jpg
Pic2 - i.imgur.com/waeB5KN.jpg
Pic3 - i.imgur.com/YAh5dQL.jpg

I've also got these flaky, slightly burning spots on the side of my nose that appeared maybe a week or so around the time I started being blushed.

Side pic - i.imgur.com/63bzcnA.jpg

BTW I'll be seeing my doctor in 2 weeks so we'll see what he thinks and if any testing should be done from there. I'm just curious to discuss this with others.


If anyone is curious I have Raynaud's, slight hypothyroidism, can't eat any grains without being sick for days (negative for celiac).

Lynnwood
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   Posted 11/4/2014 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Doesn't really match up with what I think of as a malar rash. Doesn't really look like rosacea, either. What kind of Dr do you plan to see?
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couchtater
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   Posted 11/4/2014 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure. It does look like a malar rash.
There's a list of 11 indicators of lupus. You need to meet 4 of them to have lupus.
The list can be found in the first thread.

You will have to wait for the blood tests results and what the doctor says.
I hope the answer is no for you. Best of luck.
Joy
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Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Light_Bringer777
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   Posted 11/5/2014 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
@Lynnwood I'll be seeing my GP.

@couchtater I looked at the list and as I thought nothing really matches. Only criteria I would meet are malar rash if this is one and like mouth ulcers which I used to have literally all the time, but I only had like 1-2 in the last few years, so I'd count that out. Oh and I started having ocular migraines and bouts of panic in the last few weeks which could be placed under "Neurological disorder", but that's far fetched.

The suns doesn't seem to be a problem, kidney's were fine about 1 year ago, blood count is fine... Probably not lupus in my case, but I still wonder what's causing these red cheeks :|

fnfiacco
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   Posted 11/19/2014 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
well it could be blushed for other reasons as well. my face looks like that and i have positive ana and i was negative for lupus. i have mild raynauds too and my ana was nucleolar for scleroderma. so far they said dont think i have scleroderma but i have arthritis and muscle aches so im gonna have it ruled out by a specialist. have u had raynauds since childhood? i would get the ana test and see what it says. also it could be nothing i mean some ppl just have more color to their face! i got my ana down from 1 160 to 1 80 on a detox diet.

Light_Bringer777
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   Posted 11/20/2014 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick follow up, went to the doctor and it's most likely due to a slow viral infection. The stiff jaw, hot flashes and general malaise... so we'll see how things evolve in the next 1-2 weeks.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/20/2014 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad it's not lupus. :-D
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

C/Z Fan
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   Posted 11/25/2014 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, hooray that it's not lupus. Rest and get better.
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