This rash showed up Saturday and started out itchy but now is just extremely painful. I'm 95% sure this isn't poison ivy or anything because I've been inside due to lots of rain. I have been using hydrocortisone cream but not working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What are some skin issues that you have now that you did not before diagnosis? I have noticed that I have very bad razor burn every time I shave. It burns and itches terribly. I am way more prone to heat rash and bumps that resemble folliculitis between my thighs. My skin sometimes itches. I get pimple like lesions on the tops of my arms as well as on my chest. And my actual acne seems to have gotten worse. Does anyone else have these problems?
I have noticed since my Lupus has progressed that there is less going on the relations department. Apart from the fact that I feel a bit uncomfortable in my "extra" self, I haven't been "in the mood" at all. I find my husband to be one of the sexiest men I've ever seen but for some reason I am lacking in the urgency department. It's frustrating. Luckily for me, he is very understanding about it. We talked about it...(more like I cried & he listened) and he told me that… read more
I know a lot of us struggle with nausea but does anyone else feel it worse in the morning? Almost like morning sickness
Does anyone else feel anxious the night before seeing their rheumatologist? I know I’m in a flare and that my labs will be terrible. My rheumatologist will want me to take more medication...currently only taking Plaquenil. Just feeling worried and dreaming of life before lupus. Any words of encouragement?
Anyone get these circular scaly rashes? I've had one on my neck for several months now, and although my other rashes have gone away with Plaquenil, this one is super persistent. It also doesn't respond to Elidel or antibiotics. I can't use steroids because they trigger facial dermatitis I've used lotions like Aveeno and just pure Shea butter, but they did nothing as well. It's just a circular, scaly rash that peels, really itches, and occasionally burns. It started out the size of a nickel, but… read more
I had a nerve conductivity test last week, which showed nothing, because as I learned, the EMG test is for large fiber nerves, and what is common in Lupus is small fiber neuropathy, which is tested for through skin biopsy. Also, the neuropathy pattern common in Lupus includes the face, torso, thigh, which is uncommon in most other types of peripheral neuropathy, so many rheumatologists seem to think it's not related. See email and research… read more
This is an odd question. But has anyone else had serve reactions to eyelash extensions? I got mine done before. They were fine. I have had them three different times through the years. Recently my lupus at its worst I had a severe reaction to them. I'm not sure if its related but thinks its really weird why all the sudden it almost kills me. It starts with an itch in the throat an hours after getting them. Then I keep coughing until my lungs are almost closed off and I have to use an inhaler… read more
I was diagnosed with SLE in September..we bought our house in October..since then it has been extremely difficult for me to climb up the stairs..I am often forced to sleep downstairs due to the excruciating pain in my hips..does anyone else have this issue?
I'm curious as to whether anyone else has had the same type of injection and if you had to continue to use them for a second pregnancy. My partner and I have been discussing another baby but I'd like to be prepared I hated doing the injections the first time. I had to use them all through and for 6 weeks after anyone had any experiences they'd like to share please
Thank you xx