I've been on Hydroxychloroquine and Etodolac (anti-inflammatory) since Oct last year. I was on MTX for about 6 weeks from Nov last year (taken off due to low white cells), and then started leflumomide at the end of March this year. I have had the dosage reduced due to various side effects. I hadn't had any issues with the sun (and in fact spent a week at the end of May in Spain where it was pretty sunny), but at the beginning of July started developing a rash on chest and lower arms (raised red rash, quite itchy) every time I was in the sun (although haven't been able to rest theory too much this summer with the 'un-sunny' summer we've had!). Today I was out with factor 50 on arms and chest, and 15 on face (as face has never developed the rash before).
However I now have this bright red rash on nose and forehead, and rash has come up even on lower arms that had factor 50 on! I do have an overlap with RA and SLE, and I know rashes and photosensitivity are common to SLE, but also know medications can bring them on too! Has anyone suffered this due to the meds (and if so can't understand why it's suddenly started though when I've been on meds a while!)