Apologies in advance for my long post.
I'm a 30 year old male from the UK and for the past year and half I have been getting increasingly severe flare ups with symptoms as follows:
Red, sore and itchy rash like patches on hands, elbows, face and around lips.
Genital ulcers and severe mouth ulcers
And more recently nausea
I recently saw a dermatologist who first educated me on BD and suspected I may have it so I'm not fully diagnosed although it is looking very likely.
I also got told I have sacrolitis a few years back which is another auto immune disease.
Due to both of these I'm confused to which one I actually do have and I'm struggling to get help. I'm scheduled to see the dermatologist again in 3 months but am currently going through ANOTHER flare. That's 3 in the last 6 months. Admittedly I do have a very stressful job and I do noticed the flares happen when I am stressed or run down. Does anyone else get them this frequently and does this sound familiar to people?
I have been given corticosteriod ointment and a steroid ointment for lips which I've only tested out since yesterday and that did reduce the red patches.
I still feel as though I havent had a proper diagnosis and that it could be a million of the other diseases associated with my symptoms and that is freaking me out.
Mentally I feel isolated and frightened what the future holds after reading the serious health conditions that can occur with BD. I also find the thought of having this forever incredibly daunting.
Just.looking for advice really...