Okay ladies...have you ever had this? Was it Lupus related????
I woke up from a nap today to horrid itching on both hands. My hands turned beet red and started to swell. I then noticed the itching on my arms, stomach, legs, head, neck, chest, and now my feet. It has turned into a rash that looks like a severe case of hives. I recently moved from Michigan to Illinois and dont have a primary doctor but I have been seeing a really good walk in clinic near by.
I have not been diagnosed with LUPUS but I have been told now that I have suspected Lupus. I had a bunch of blood work done and my Rheumatoid factor was extremely high both times. I am having a minor gland biopsy done to rule out sjogrens, which they already believe I have but want to make sure. I have been seeing a neurologist for 2 years now for "suspected MS"....but recently with some new symptoms they are now looking for Lupus. I am disabled and unable to work because my systems are so severe.
But the doctor said today that because Lupus is such a crazy disease...this could very well be caused by it....especially since they dont see any other cause for it. The itching is sooooo bad and my skin is actually hot to the touch. The areas where the rash is the worst is very, very painful. Have you ever heard of this or had it yourself and was it Lupus related? I cannot get into the Rhemumatologist until JUNE here in Illinois!!!!!
Thanks Ladies....Have a great day :)