Hi everyone - I'm probably putting the cart before the horse, however the possibility of a Lupus diagnosis is preoccupying me
I finally went to the doc last week after developing a dry, red blotchy rash across my cheeks and up the sides of my nose. Like small red spots, but not puss filled. It had flared up 10 days or so before and was showing no signs of fading. In addition I was feeling pretty lousy. I can describe my fatigue as the type that makes me feel nauseous, even when I'm lying down resting, I've had persistent back and neck ache too. This is now week 3.
The doc put it down to dermatitis - an allergy to something or other and suggested she ordered a set of blood tests and perhaps refer me to the allergy service (I have developed a few over the last 5 or 6 years one of which is anaphylaxis). I thought nothing of it till I found out that she is testing for Lupus. Do any of you good people think this sounds like Lupus - my rash is still there but has faded a bit and I'm not feeling as ghastly as I have done. Could this be a Lupus flare?
I'm also Hypothyroid but don't have any problems with it, responding well to meds.
Thanks in advance