In September I thought I had a bug bite on my right ankle. By October this rash was all over my body from my neck down. Itching was so very intense. It kept me up at night, would bleed from scratching. I thought at first perhaps it was an allergic reaction to soap, shampoo, food. I tried very over the counter thing you can imagine. Finally got into my dermatologist and he said eczema. Over the course of 4 months he tried topical steroids as well as steroid pills. I requested a blood work up which came back normal other than I was anemic. He said it was not a contact rash but was coming internally. He suggested I see my primary physician which I did. She looked at the rash and also all of my joints and noticed swelling and tenderness. She requested a full blood work up and it had a positive ANA. My Sedimentation Rate, Wintrobe and Corrected Sedimentation Rate were both high, I was anemic and my Iron was low. There were other things that were off like my C-Reactive Protein was high as well as Absolute Reticulocyte Count. I don't really know what all of that means but she brought up Lupus and scheduled me with a Rheumatologist.
I had my appointment last Friday. He asked if the rash ever got on my face, which it does not - I know I've read the butterfly rash but I do not have that. He did some hums and I don't knows. I told him that my fathers sister has Lupus. He said it can run in families but not necessarily. He sent me down for more blood work. He did not reschedule an appointment. He said I would get a call on the blood work results. I'm so frustrated. If this comes back clean, I'll be happy but it is now July and I still have this rash all over my body. Does any one else have this type of reaction??