I think keeping a log was a very good idea. Its easy to get temporary amnesia when you go to the doctor so its important for your first and any other appt to take a log of whats happening. Yes, go without makeup so the doctor can really acess your facial rash. Its funny you say you look like an anime character, I was just telling a co-worker yesterday that I felt like a cartoon with my red checkbones... I also mentioned it looked like I went a little heavy on the blush LOL.
Be careful with the sun, I know that you want to show your doc the effects of what it does to your skin but sun can do more than that for Lupus sufferers. It can put you in a flare and cause you to get really sick. The sun used to just drain me at first too but now it does so much more.
I think in lieu of pictures, just make sure that you explain what these rashes look like in detail. Color, pattern, textures are all important... of course pictures say a thousand words but explaining them good should help.
I hope your appt goes well, please keep us posted.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements