I am not diagnosed with lupus (yet anyway) but for the last 3-4 months my butterfly rash has been getting set off from the heat of my magnifying lamp. I am an artist and deal with incredibly small details and have no choice but to use it....omgosh, it's driving me nuts.
The rash has gotten so angry that even when it fades there is a 'ghost image' left that looks like broken blood vessels.
I had a period of this exact same thing 5 years ago and it went away after 2 months. This time it seems to be persisting and yes, I think sunlight has had a combined effect. In Michigan, so our sun is JUST starting to peek out.....really wondering what the summer will be bringing...
EDIT: I was diagnosed with discoid lupus in the early 90's via biopsy and blood tests and it must have gone into remission because I tested negative for ana 10 years ago. Maybe it's now coming back out? I also have chronic colitis (dx first in 2008, now again in 2016) and wonder if this is all connected.
Post Edited (ArtsyFartsy) : 5/14/2017 4:26:53 AM (GMT-6)