arm rash and anemia

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   Posted 6/4/2015 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosed with fibro but I have some new things happening.  I was told I have anemia and the Dr. just put me on an iron pill, I also have a rash I get on my arms every now and then.  The Dr. put me on allergy meds and prednisone but it didn't really help.  It itches and feels hot to the touch and sometimes feels prickly or burning especially when Im in the sun.  I get rashes like this on my face as well,  it comes and goes.  I was also told recently I had fluid on my heart .  I don't know if any of this could be the result of lupus or not.  My Dr. trys to treat each symptom seperate from each other and I feel that he needs to put the pieces together to figure out whats going on.Do any of these things sound like lupus? 

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   Posted 6/4/2015 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
A rheumatologist will be able to assess you better than a regular pcp.
there is a list of 11 indicators of Lupus in the first thread here. If you have 4 of the 11 then you have lupus.

Ask for a referral to a rheumatologist.
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