This is actually a real condition that you need to go to a dr and get medication for.
What kind of rash? Im worried about lyme or tick bourne illnesses. There are a wide range of symptoms but those are usually the main ones! i have chronic lyme and the longer you wait, less likely it is that they can cure it. ( if you have had it underlying for a while, it can become unresponsive to typical treatment, which is what is called chronic lyme and there is no cure. :( my advice, get tested ASAP and by a knowledgable dr ! doctors arent made to study tick bourne illnesses in depth, so a lot of them will try to tell you its not real.
Aside from Lymes disease, it could be Lupus. Both present with joint pain and a rash. Fifth disease also presents with joint pain and a rash.
So there you have at least three leads. Now you need to be diagnosed. I believe a rheumatologist would be your best "bet". A "rheumy" would be familiar with all three diseases as they all cause join pain.
Wishing you the best...
The rash was red splotchy. But it cleared up in 8 hrs by taking an Allegra.
So glad to hear you were able to clear it up with an antihistamine! :)
The next day after all the previous symptoms went away, a new symptom began as follows: When I breathed in deeply a burning sensation (or some may say a cold sensation) occurs in the lungs which triggered a chill and short period of shaking. There was a low grade fever in the evenings when this started 2 months ago. The fever went away but the cold air sensation remains but without the chill. I was referred to a lung specialist by my family doctor.
The lung doctor ordered a CAT scan of the chest, a breathing test and breathing treatment. The CAT scan showed some small areas of fibrosis and the breathing test showed a diffusion capacity of only 37%.
But I have not been able to get either doctor to comment on the cause of the "cold air sensation" when I breath in deeply. Your opinion?
That is my only symptom. I am not caughing much to speak of and I feel good now. I want to wait a while before a biopsy is done to rule out Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Your opinion?