My name is Jean, and I've been suffering with various immune system disease for many years, Sjogrens, connective tissue and query rheumatoid arthritis. I was told back in 2007 that I was borderline for lupus but it was never really diagnosed. This last few years I've had problems with mouth ulcers, then I suffered a hole in my nasal septum, that is now very large. It was only since developing this awful rash that things started to happen. When I saw my rheumatologist last month she immediately said it needed looking at by a dermatologist. I finally saw one last week, and as soon as she saw me, she said it was lupus, and did a biopsy as well. ive to go back for the results in a couple of weeks. I was prescribed some creams to use in the meantime.
I was quite upset to be told about the diagnosis, but in a way relieved to know what was going on. When I put all my conditions together, it's obvious that lupus has been the main problem all along.