So, I've got this funky looking rash on my leg. It's been growing there for about two years now. Vascular surgeon sent me to a dermatologist for it a few months back and I got some steroidal cream for it. It's still getting bigger. The name that the dermatologist had for it was cutaneous vasculitis. No big, as long as it's getting treated. I was given the impression that it sometimes happens with vascular patients (the old "2% girl" strikes again).

So, today, I'm on the DIS and someone asks if anyone else has this disorder. Yep, I reply. Someone else says that it can be a symptom of Lupus. This is weird, it's not the first time that Lupus has been thrown out at me. When I was pregnant with younger son, I was tested and my ANA screen came out very high-we figured it was my arthritis and didn't do anything else at the time. Arthritis and clotting disorders are two of the symptoms of lupus.

I'm curious, so I go to the Lupus Foundations website. Diagnosis is if a patient has four or more of the symptoms. I have 4, possibly 5. Next stop, rheumatologist to rule it out. I've always wondered why I have quirky problems, and this would be an explanation. Not a good one, but at least I'd know what to DO about the various problems. Kinda like the situation with older son, having a name for it made it a lot easier to seek out treatment.


jas said…
Have you been checked out for Fibromyalgia??

Lots of these strange things going on could tie in with that.

BTW Brilliant blog, sounds just like my crazy life!

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