Yes, mine leave bruises. They're red, raised, itch, painful, and they leave bruises. They last for like 24-48 hours too, sometimes longer. And I went to the doctor today because I'm covered in them. I was doing really well and didn't have any for like 5 days, and then I slept with my husband (who is on a new drug called Humira), and now I'm covered. So they believe I'm having an allergic reaction to his medication. I would actually be the first person to ever have this happen, but this all started for me when he started the new drug. So we'll see..had more tests done today, and I see the rheumatologist (spelling?) at the end of this month. They put me back on steroids again, did more lab work and a chest xray today so we'll see...I'll keep you posted! :)
Alaina - age 26
Ulcerative Colitis-- Diagnosed when I was 16. (It has it's ups and downs)
Urticarial Vasculitis (my newest endeavor)
Xyzal (5 mg every 12 hours), Atarax (every 6 hours), Pepcid (every 12 hours), Doxepin (50mg at bed time), Levothyroxine (.50 mg), and Ativan if needed, but I haven't really used it. I also have been loving Aveeno Oatmeal bath, and their calimine lotion when all else fails!