I have been in so much pain lately. I do have 4 autoimmune illnesses amongst other medical problems, so when the pain hits I never know what is flaring up. I went to the emercency room 2 days ago, the pain in my leg bones and arm bones were excruciating. I also am very fatigued, I have non blanching red spots, most pin point size on my both arms, legs, some on my belly and on my thighs. When they tested me, my sedimentation rate was high as well as the c-reactor. He quickly diagnosed me with a Lupus flare and put me on a tapering dose of prednisone. I have lost 53 pounds since August, although I needed to lose this weight, I didn't diet or do anything intentionally to lose the weight. I am concerned because from what I read especially concerning the Petechiae has me really nervous. Has anyone else had these symptoms before?