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Old 09-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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lupus without lupus rashes//.....

Hi. Does anybody have lupus without rashes?


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Old 09-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: lupus without lupus rashes//.....

I"m 55 and was diagnosed in May of this year, and I don't have the "lupus "rash. Well let me qualify that by saying that last month I spent 4 hours at the beach in the sun and developed a rash on my arms that lasted about 4 days. But other then that I have never had the rash that a lot of other people seem to have with lupus.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:15 AM   #3
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Re: lupus without lupus rashes//.....

Hi, J. In his lupus hardcover, Dr. Wallace says that 60% to 70% of people with lupus have "skin complaints" at some point in time. I'm just a patient, but I read this to mean that 30% to 40% do NOT have skin complaints at any time. Take good care, Vee

 
Old 09-20-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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Re: lupus without lupus rashes//.....

Hi,

Everyone with lupus has different symptons. It is hard to find someowne who will have the same exact symptoms as another. I was diagnose with lupus 4 years ago and the only reason why I found out that I had lupus was because I had some lupus rashes on my arms and chest. After they found out that I had lupus they put me on prednisone which helps with the outbreaks.
If you are having lupus rashes and on prednisone the medication will help.

 
Old 09-26-2007, 11:26 AM   #5
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Re: lupus without lupus rashes//.....

I have Lupus and have never had a rash. I was diagnosed a year and a half ago.

 
Old 09-27-2007, 03:03 AM   #6
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Re: lupus without lupus rashes//.....

I was dx'd with SLE about 5 years ago. I never had the classic butterfly rash or any rash other than sun rashes. I did however have lesions one in particular at my temple. It was just a flat painless discolored (brownish) area at my temple. The MD was sure it was nothing but my husband insisted on a biopsy so I had the biopsy and it turned out to be "weird" so they sent the sample to a specialist. I turned out to be what they called a lupus lesion. Unfortunatly I have developed a large flat discolored area just below my right cheek. They look like brown age spots. I am 39 I don't want to look like I have age spots I am having enough trouble dealing with the fact that in a few months I turn 40. Anyway I hae lots of different strange symptoms but the lesion may be something of interest to someone here. Good luck.

 
Old 09-27-2007, 08:59 AM   #7
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Re: lupus without lupus rashes//.....

I have been Dx with connective tissue disease which in my opinion is looking more like lupus every day. My Dr. said it may be lupus however she is not diffinitive. I have been on Plaquenil since May and have had good benefit. I am however getting these weird patch like itchy rashes on my neck and different parts of my body are itchy lately. When I am tired the neck rash seems more apparent. I have had a biopsy of my neck rash and am awaiting the results.... Does anyone have similar symptoms??

 
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