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    LORIjc posted:
    hello I hope i posted this correctly, as I am in need of help fast!
    about 3 1/2 wks ago i woke up to my hands and feet burning like crazy, and itching so bad it was insane!
    as the next few days came i had flu like symptoms, swollen lymph notes, sore joints ect.. after 1 week I was covered in a body rash lie hives big red blotches that itched, well I went to the ER they treated me for low potassium,
    fast forward til today~~ I have seen my dermatologist and 4 dr visits, still NO NO diagnoses, BUTT my hands have like a rash, very hard to see, and get extremely HOT at times, they itchs I still have a bad body rash most is upper body, butt seems everywhere i itch i get this rash?? also my face , nose, orners of my eyes, and my mouth feels like it is numb, my hands are numb to touch say a fabri its very hard to explain, NOT to mention I am a nervous wreck worried what I may have??
    I am a 48 yr old female, I thought I was in good health i guess not anyone no what this may sound like please help i have been to my family do, skin do, and the ER 4xs now they look at me like i am crazy butt I am miserable ...
    Thank You all
    fibroinsd responded:
    Hi..I am so sorry to hear you are having such a problem. I haven't had anything like that, and I am not a medical person. I just didn't want to ignore your post..I am sure others will post as they see keep checking back.. I have no idea...did you try using the symptom checker on the main page of webmd? If I think of anything, I will get back to you...I hope someone has a suggestion...cece
    Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright
    agrapina responded:
    I'm wondering, could you have been bitten by some sort of insect?
    Or could it be an allergic reaction to a new food or medication?

    Those are the first two things that come to mind.

    Hope this calms down soon.
    karensheila responded:
    Have you looked at Lupus? all these sound like lupus symptoms to me. Hope this helps
    dollbug responded:
    Hello.....MiMi in NC....the first thing which comes to my mind would be.....have you tried anything new....soap, body wash, washing detergent, creams or any new vitamins and/or supplements.....have you eaten something different....think back and explore all options here.....

    There must be something that has caused the rash.....but the mystery is what?

    It is hard knowing that the dermatologist can not pinpoint what is going on with you.

    I will say this....many years ago I went to the zoo...and I wore a sundress the day I went...we entered a bird sanctuary ....and there were vents in the a day or two I broke out in a rash....went to several different specialists about this and no one could tell me what was going lasted for many weeks....tortured me for a long time...I tried many different kinds of medicines and creams....nothing this day I still think that I picked up something at the zoo in the enclosed bird house....I will see this that in a couple of months after I was there, this bird area was completely *closed down* due to some sort of *outbreak*....I remember though that even taking a shower hurt me....

    Eventually the rash cleared disappeared on its own....I guess it had to just *run its course*....

    I know that this does not help you any....and I am sorry that I have no answers for you....I do hope that you can get some relief from this and soon.

    You might want to try some oatmeal baths.....which might help.

    Take care and good luck.


    My personal exchanges are Vitamin D and Pain and Wrath of the Dragon....if you care to visit..
    Candyland responded:
    Hi Lori,
    This may be a dumb answer, but I started taking niacin for a while, and the 2nd day I noticed a rash all over and felt kind of a "buzzing" feeling. Found out then that supplements should be discussed with dr first. Also got rash and terrible itch after picking raspberries in neighbor's yard. Won't do that again.
    Just a couple of possibilities--
    Hope your misery has decreased,
    TypeArn02 responded:
    have you tried homeopathic remedies? homeopathy is good for acute combination of symptoms. if the rash etc. is due to allergies, you may never discover the culprit. i have found knowledgeable staff at most health food stores that sells homeopathic remedies. i keep Apis Meliforis 30x (honey bee) for emergency allergic reactions. Urens Urtica 9x (stinging nettle) for hives. Arnica Montana 30x for bumps and bruses. Also, Arnica gel plain (not combined with anything) for tender spots and arthritis. please talk to a professional before using anything. even though Homeopathy is a complimentary medicine not an alternative medicine. i hope this helps.
    xperky responded:
    I was also thinking a possible Lupus or auto-immune disease. Did anyone test your blood for ANA? It may be time to see a rheumatologist, since the dermatologist and others have no clue.
    With Compassion,
    LORIjc replied to xperky's response:
    I appreciate all your help,
    I do want every1 to no I am now haveing peeling in my hands they are extremely RAW, I have went threw everything in my home, food body wash ect..
    I am so lost I did go into Krogers today and speak with the pharmacy i am grasping at anything,
    He said he has seen this befor but in a BURN,,,,,,, SO
    I started with a full body rash turning into hand feet peeling now?
    However my dermatologist did give me a shot of steroids last week this was a shot suppose to last 4 weeks he has told me.....
    so I had a appt with him today and for some ironic reason he does NOT take my insurance no more so now bak to the beginning of all this.....
    desperate and stressed!
    xperky replied to LORIjc's response:
    That sounds serious. I hope the shot kicks in very soon. If not, see a new doc with new ideas! I still think a rheumy might help down the road.

    The insurance might have changed at the beginning of the year.
    With Compassion,

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