Re: Red lumps on leg and muscular pain?
Thanks for your reply.
Last night and this morning, the lumps on my leg started turning a blue/purple colour.
I went to the Doctor's this morning, and explained my symptoms, she, too, mentioned a few possible causes including Erythema Nodosum, but decided that the itchiness and lack of a fever meant it was unlikely. However, decided to give me a steroid cream and treat as an insect bite? Still not entirely convinced. In Scotland we don't get many bugs that can bite - and I've never encountered a reaction like this to any bite before.
Since I've got home today, however, I've looked up EN, and almost completely convinced this is the problem with my legs. In the last few hours, they've started changing colour again, this time yellowy - looking a bit like big bruises. The itching is slowly dying down, but being replaced by even worse pains over my legs. I also have a feeling my right ankle is swelling up slightly - seem to be getting a ring around my ankle where my socks have been, which I don't normally get!
Don't particularly want to go straight back to the Doctor disputing her diagnosis. So, does anybody know if it is common to get EN without other "feverish" symptoms? The only problem I've had is a sore throat, but from an early age I've had chronic throat infections, which, over time I've got used to, thus, rarely need medication, in fact, sometimes I don't even notice it! So this is nothing new to be. I'm not sure if it's related though?