This is my second bout of dealing with my secondary autoimmune disease being Pyroderma Gangrenosum. Near the end of August I was having a slight flair-up of my Crohns, and about a week later noticed a spider-bite looking sore on my left shin. I didn't want to admit it to myself but I knew exactly what it was having dealt with them in the past. It is rare, said to only infect about 100,000 people that have underlining illnesses such as Crohns. It caused very red to purplish sores usually on the lower legs, and makes holes in the flesh. It leaves horrible scars that I sure will keep coming over the years. As with Crohns there is no cure for it. I am currently taking Humira weekly and on 40 mg of Prednisone. Unfortunately I just have to let it run its course, I had gone to a Wound care clinic in the past but they hadn't seen it before and didn't really know what to do about it. They ended up taking a biopsy which is the worst thing you can do because it only makes it bigger and deeper. So needless to say I am treating it myself this time. I'm starting to notice the lovely "moon face" that goes along with being on the pred for awhile. I want to start tapering down but I know i can't yet, not until the leg starts to heal. I hate having to deal with the up and down weight, the constant eating, the insomnia, agh I hate prednisone!.
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