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Old 04-15-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hey, I need some advice. I had a severe Raynauds attack in the winter. Had ulcers on my feet. Now, that's pretty much calm, but I still take Procardia. Haven't been dxed with any specific autoimmune disease yet.They think its some type of autoimmune disease, though. About 1 month ago, after I stopped taking the Prednisone, I began itching all over - really bad itching. Every time I scratched, I would welt up where I scratched, like hives. It would make puffy lines where I scratched. I began taking Prednisone again, with Allegra, and that helped. The Allegra alone didn't help. This weekend, I went to get my eyebrows waxed, and my skin became hugely welted where they waxed. This has never happened before. Anyone every experience this???

 
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Old 04-29-2003, 11:01 PM   #2
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could it be sun exposure that is causing this? I am recently diagnosed (Dec 2002) and I've heard that some Lupus sufferers get rash's/skin breakdown when exposed to too much sun. Myself...I react to florescent lights. I turn beat red on any part of my body that is exposed to it, plus my skin turns icy cold altho I do not feel cold, in fact usually the opposite, I am ALWAYS hot.

I too have the itching except nothing like you describe. and I have specific spots that itch. the inside of my left wrist, back of my right shoulder and on top of both hands. I notice these usually itch whenever I get too cold or too hot or when my Discoid lesions appear (altho' they do not itch).

good luck in finding out what's going on. Take care and be safe.

 
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:18 PM   #3
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Hello there , well just to tell you that I am going through almost the same thing I have an itchy rash all over my body have tested positive with some stuff like ANA 1:160, anti ro , my c4 complements are down and they cannot tell me what I have either?????????? very frustrated and scared I hope to god i do not have scleroderma they are not sure lupus/ or scleroderma now they have me on 80 mg of prednisone wow i am trsnsformed face out to there real swollen and i too have severe raynaud's........... well itch is much better now with pred but what side eefects i am getting.....

 
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