For the past 2 weeks I have had blood seeping through my pores randomly all over my body off and on. When I first went to the doctor, I felt fine. But then I really started having bad pain a fews days later. I've had bad joint pain off and on all over my body. It gets bad enough that I have a noticeable limp from my left hip hurting, and yesterday I had a hard time walking around b/c of my back. I have been having extreme fatigue. Laying in bed or on the couch is when I feel the best. I have a hard time doing normal things. One day I had to lay down after unloading the dishwasher. I used to be able to jog and walk around my entire neighborhood. Now I get tired and winded from just walking around the house. I have been running a mild fever off and on. I had a rash appear on my right leg that had fever in it, but it went away and left one small blue spot on my skin. The sides of my neck hurt. Sometimes the front of my neck hurts and I have a hard time breathing. I have had several small red spots appear on my chest from the bleeding, but these are under the skin. One was biopsied today and I will get the results in 7-10 days. I have had some blood work done. The CBC, PTT, and iron deficiency test all came back normal. I was tested for rheumatoid arthritis and those results are still pending. My primary care physician believes this is some type of vasculitis; however, the dermatologist he sent me to does not think I have vasculitis, although she has no idea what this could be. I am only 21 years old, but this makes me feel like I'm in my 70's. I haven't been able to work a full day all week. I had a normal life before this, and nothing has changed that could have brought this on. I haven't traveled or been under stress. My veins have become easily visible through my skin, and sometimes I have a strange 'hot/cold' sensation in them--like Ben-Gay is being poured into them. So far the doctors are going to do some more blood work and a urinalysis. I have been put on dexamethasone and ibuprofen, but they haven't helped at all. I would really appreciate any ideas about what this may be. Anyone ever heard of these symptoms before? Feel free to give me any ideas or ask any questions. Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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