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Lupus Flare, pain level 9

Monday, July 14, 2008

Morning everyone.
I have had one miserable weekend. The mild rash I reported earlier has turned into a raging rash, From the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I have barely slept the past three days. Had considered going to emergency because the itch is so bad.
I have never had it like this before. I actually have large welts that rise up all over. And it is like an allergy reaction, but I have not taken anything new or been around anything new.
Another strange thing is the welts will came up one place after a while go down and come some where else. So it is like it is traveling up and down my body. The only other thing I can think of is Thursday it was 117 degrees here and I was outside a lot, and as you know we Lupies are suppose to avoid being in the sun. Plus The medication I am on "Celcept" for my kidneys, specifically says to avoid sun exposure.
I have tried every cream I have, plus benadryl tablets, oatmeal wash, vinegar baths baking soda, you name it i have tried it, I even bumped my prednisone up to 20mg. Right now the rash and itching is concentrated in my feet. They are so red right now.
Fortunately I see my Doctor today. And hopefully he will be able to give me some relief.
Of course there is a bright side to this. With the aggravation and pain from the itching and scratching I don't think of the other pains.
Well I better run It has been an effort to sit here and type. I probably won't be posting much anywhere today or until this is cleared up.
As I have sat here and typed, now the itching has gone into my hands and it is not a topical itch but deep under the skin itch, If any of you can relate to that.
I'm going to post this to my blog so I have a dated record of this event.

Have to run, have a wonderful day.

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  • JIBBIE49
    Rick, I am thinking about your. emoticon
    4582 days ago
  • ANNIE48
    Rick, I am so sorry that you are in so much pain. I hope that you got some relief at the drs. I will remember you in prayer. Hugs, Annie
    4703 days ago
    Dear Rick...

    I just want to check in and see if you are any better this week.

    I know it's still hot in sonora/jamestown. do you have air-conditioning?

    It looks like you have tried everything. I wish i could give you some advice....ice packs?

    god bless
    4718 days ago
    Rick, I will put you on my prayer list and pray that this rash clears up. Our thoughts are with you, please take care and stay out of the sun. emoticon Brenda
    4720 days ago
    Oh Rick, I do hope the doctor was able to help you. If you can please let us know, otherwise, don't worry about the puter or SP. I don't want you to start itching again. I hope this recovers quickly.
    4723 days ago
    Oh Rick, I am so sorry you are going through this. I hope your doctor could help yesterday.

    You are in my thoughts.
    4724 days ago
    Rick, you are in my Prayers. Please, let us know what the doctor says. I know about itching....it can drive you crazy !! emoticon

    4725 days ago
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