Hey everyone, I was wondering if you could shed some light on a bit of a problem I'm having. I have SLE, Rheumatoid, Reynaud's, chronic headaches, stomach problems, etc. I'm currently taking prednison, plaquenil, vicodin, methotrexate, folic acid, etc. etc. etc., but no anti-inflammatories because they cause my liver enzymes to sky rocket. However, lately I've been noticing some rather strange bruises on my body. For example, I woke up two weeks ago with a large round deep purplish red bruise on my hip. It was about five inches wide. I'm a pretty fair-skinned individual, so of course I bruise, but this was like nothing I've seen before. I used cold compresses to decrease the swelling, which was pretty extreme. It's FINALLY starting to disappear after three weeks. I also started to get small, dark bruises all over my legs, inside of my arms, my stomach, the tops of my feet, almost looks like I've been pinched. Today I woke up with some weird markings on the inside of my left wrist; a bunch of small purple and red dots. It looks similar to a rash, but does not itch. I think the term for it is purpura? The last hour, it seems to be expanding. I have put in a call for my rheumatologist, but I probably won't hear back from him until this evening and I'm a a little worried. I was just curious if any of you have experienced this and if you could give me any information of what I can expect. Thanks a lot for your words of wisdom in advance! :)
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