:eek: Hi, I've been sick for over 6 months. My symptoms: sore joints(in the 1st 3 months)itchy rash/lesions(exacerbated by sun)lesions are located on chest, legs, upper under arm, back, eyes,throat, heart palpatations, shortness of breath(lesions have been seen on esophygus and in voice box). I have had 4 skin biopsies: eczema/unspecified. I will be going off prednisone and will have another biopsy(I'll have to be off for 6 days).
I have been diagnosised with MS for 19 years, and I have tried various MS drugs ie: Avonex, copaxone and Zenapax. The latter is a drug used for kidney transplant patients. It was thought at first I was allergic to Zenapax infusion, my last infusion was in April, so drs are now dismissing allergy. Dermatologist is thinking, I may have developed a blood problem due to Zenapax. Zenapax interupts the working of the t-cells. T-cells are the part of the immune system that turns against the body when you have MS.
I have been on prednisone for 3 months and the rash and other symptoms are controlled, as soon as I go off prednisone rash returns with a vengence, I cant' see because of swelling and it is hard to swollow due to lesions in throat.
I would appreciate any input! Thanks