:confused:Please help. The doctor's can't figure out what is wrong with me. I have a rash on my feet, legs and underside of my arm that is also lighter on my abdomen. It is not on my face, chest, back, butt or top of arms. It does not itch. It is not raised. It does not blanch. It is giraffe like. I am lethargic and have symptoms that seem to move about and vary -from feeling like I have been beaten up or went down niagra falls in a barrell on one day then not being able to use my hands on the next. I have a swollen feeling in my eyes.
The rash started around the third week of april. I noticed it first on my upper inside arm. It looked like finger bruises, yellowish. That same night I notice a rash on my lower abdomen that looked like light red pin dots. Over the next couple of days the rash became all over my inside arms and redder, web like or giraffe like.
On May 2nd I showed a coworker the rash that now had spread all over my legs, ankles and arm. She worked for a rheumatoligist and said the rash looked like petechiae and I should go to doctor.
I went to urgent care and they laughed at me and said is was viral exanthem and it would go away by itself.
on June 6th the rash was now very red and spreading. I also started having symptoms of pain in my hands and feet. It was like in my bones ached inside. I went to the doctor who didn't know what it was. I had tests that all came out negative except for an elevated RA factor of 23. I am a Courtroom Clerk so the doctor said the pain in the fingers was probably carpo-tunnel. I knew I was in trouble then, I did not suddenly get carpo and a wierd rash, besides I don't type with my feet.
Over the next week the symptoms worsened. I could not move my hands. I had to put ice packs on my eyes, I felt like I had been beet up. This lasted about two weeks. One night my wrists were paralyzed for a while and very painful the rest of the evening.
I went back to the doctor who did a biopsy of the rash. It took 10 days to get the results and during that 10 days the symptoms of not being able to move my hands and feeling beat up were lessening instead of worsening. When I am having the symptoms the rash is more prominent. My eyes are still bothering me and I am lethargic and the rash is still there.
Today the doctor called me and said the result of the biopsy came in and he said that he thinks I have Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica and referred me to a dermatologist. I looked it up and my rash is nothing like the symptom of that disease, plus it does not have any symptoms but the rash that is raised and crusty!! My rash is more like under my skin. I still have moderate swelling in my fingers and eyes and am mild to moderately sore in my muscles and joints.
Help. I live in a rural semi-rural area with limited physicians.