Saturday, May 24, 2014

To the ER Or Not?

I was in so much pain last night that I knew I had to go to the ER today. Instead I woke up and suffered it out. These horrible lupus sores or vasculitis sores or whatever are really getting to me! If I go to the ER, will I get the "put a band aid on it and go home" treatment or will I end up with a doctor who actually knows what is going on? I've had way too many band aid doctors in the past.

So I suffered it out. Tried to sleep, but just couldn't. My neighbor is having a graduation gathering next door. Lots of traffic and door slamming going on. Suppose to end at 10:00 p.m. so I'll just try again.

I always keep a record of "flares" so here's the photos. If you recognize this, please let me know. And no they are not ant bites or bug bites of any kind.




 

3 comments:

  1. What is this? Is there a treatment? I have it too.

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  2. Doctors told me it was vasculitis. It usually flares for me in the spring and summer. They gave me Prednisone and antibiotics. I found Hans sanitizer works, too. As for active lupus ask your doctor about Benlysta. Given once a month by IV.

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