Hi Hope. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. In one of my flares I got red itchy patches. They would just start off as itchy and then form into little red spots, or big puffy spots. It was hives. No one has any idea what causes it, but a zrytec every night take cares of it. I'm not sure if thats what you have because other than being itchy, they're weren't exactly painful.
Take care, keep us updated!
Diagnosed SLE 2002, Raynaud's and Hives 2004, Lupus Nephritis 2007
cellcept, prednisone, plaquenil, zrytec, cozaar, nexium, furosemide, oscal + d