Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but after reading a few posts I feel at home already, everyone appears so friendly, supportive and clued up on the disease.
I was diagnosed a few months ago after being referred to a Rheumatologist with suspected Rheumatoid Arthritis, I already suffer with Osteoarthritis and have 2 x hip replacements . Anyhow, prior to my diagnosis I have had an on-going issue with lymphatic fluid and a nasty leg ulcer which was healed with skin grafts a couple of years back. 12 months ago the graft broke down and I am now going through differing dressings / compression to try and get it healed, as well as the ulcer I have varying degree's of itchy rash from ankle to knee on one leg have been prescribed hydrocortisone and have been taking antihistamines for the awful itch.
Because of the ulcer I a can't be prescribed strong steroids for the Lupus and specialist has advised to get it healed ASAP so she can proceed with my treatment, currently I am taking Hydroxychloroquine and Celebrex
Wondering if anyone else out there has experience of Lupus and leg ulcers as at the moment I am going around in circles trying to get better.
Thanks in advance