I broke out in a rash on my face, neck and chest. I called my Allergy and Immunology doctor and he said he had done allergy testing and it wasn't an allergic reaction and to call my Rheumatologist because it is a symptom of my autoimmune disease. Rheumy said no, it is an allergy. He suggested I see a Dermatologist, so I did. I have been breaking out in a rash off and on for over 2 years from unknown reasons. Dermatologist was going to give me a cream, a steroid shot and send me on my way, but I told him it was ongoing for two years and I was stuck between two doctors trying to get a solution instead of a quick fix. He did a punch biopsy. He said it would determine if it was allergy or autoimmune. BUT, you guys know me and the test came back inconclusive. Officially it is called Dermal Hypersensitivity. He said the under layer of my skin is inflamed. What does this mean? Anyone had this?
I also have an autonomic dysfunction, so they looked at Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mast Cell Activation Disorder (don't know the difference) and decided I don't have this. The Dermatologist's theory is that I am allergic to a component of one of my medications. To find it, I am supposed to go off all of my meds for a month, then add them back one a month until I am back on all of them. I'm on about 20 meds. Also, I can't do this or I would be non-functional and my diseases would progress. Also it would take about 2 years.
Any ideas? Feed back? I'm so frustrated I don't know what to do. Sending a copy of the report to my Rheumy. Seeing the Allergy and Immunology doctor on Wednesday. Anything I should ask him or ask for? I'm already on an H1 AND H2 blocker and 5 mg of prednisone.
Also I am having a reaction to my hair dye. I'm not okay with going gray. I know that the more RA meds I am on, the less of a reaction I have, so I really think it is autoimmune.
Our icons really need to include and aggrevated face.
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