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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I have seen posts here about rashes on legs but cannot seem to find any of them today.  I am usually a couch potato and work from home and sit for 8 hours and mostly lay on the couch in the evenings.  Yesterday I went to the zoo with my twin sister and her kids and we walked a LOT.  We were walking for a good 4 hours yesterday.  Well, by the time I got home I had a heat related headache and nausea and was sooooo hot I couldn't seem to cool down.  I took off my shoes and socks and discovered that on the inner part of my lower calves right above where my sock line was a smooth red rash with brighter patches of bright red (no bumps so not heat rash).  The lighter red areas faded out today and now am left with the brighter red patches.  I am talking about an area on each leg about 2 x 3 inches around and blotchy with this "rash".  It was not there yesterday morning before we went to the zoo and was there when I got home.  It is nowhere else on my body and it isn't an allergic reaction or rash from something my legs touched as I had on jeans and the areas were not exposed to any irritant or the sun.  And it is just above the sock line so not from like the elastic of the socks either. Just wondering if anyone else has this and knows what it is called.  It does not itch or hurt.  Just red blotchy with brighter red patches interspersed in the lighter red.  I have never had this before.  I did take pictures of it as well just in case.  Is it from all the walking?  Just don't know.
As if the lupus symptoms and hot flashes weren't enough huh!!!!  Just had to get that tiny vent out. 
Diane (ocean1)
Muscle disorder 2007; Lupus Sept. 2006; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications:  Allegra and Zantac; Lunesta, and Ultram PRN.

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   Posted 7/15/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Diane, it's hard to tell what the rash is and what might have caused it. I get weird rashes that seem to come out of nowhere too and mostly I assume they have to do with lupus. I'm not sure if the rash is still there enough to take a picture, but it's a good idea to get pictures of any new rashes to show your rheumy on your next visit - that way you won't forget to mention it too.

Hopefully somone else might know more about what your rash might be and what might have caused it.

Take care
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops



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