Hello. I am new to this community and wanted to say thank you for all your informative posts. I, at this point, have not been diagnosed with Lupus. However, I do have Raynaud's, suffered a stroke at 41 that the doctor now feels was due to vasculitis (though currently not suffering from), autonomic neuropathy, myopathy with secondary muscle junction dysfunction, fibromyalgia...and much more. The majority of my symptoms are neurological and some muscle obviously. However, I also suffer from malar flush (that's what my neurologist calls it). In the past, it would only happen when I would get anxious. However, almost every day for the last month I turn bright red on my nose, cheeks, chest and even shoulders at times. This is usually accompanied by a low grade fever. It will dissipate if I use cold packs. My GP recently said she feels it looks like lupus, but maybe medicine induced. I am currently doing bloodwork (again). I really appreciated the advice to be sure to have sun exposure before getting my ANA tested. Does anyone else have this sort of 'rash'? Oh and I also at times suffer from this on my feet - they turn bright red after a shower or if I stand on them for any extended period of time. Not sure if that's the raynaud's or not. Thank you.
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