Ugh... My rheumatologist lowered my Medrol dosage and the pain is back in my muscles and even in my JOINTS now. And my face is redder than ever! Amazingly, my face gets fire red like this on bad pain days, but went back to normal flesh tone for the week I was on higher steroids. Here I am, in all my glory...NO makeup, hair not combed, glasses off...but I wanted to take a picture to show the doctor tomorrow. I look like a clown with the red cheeks and chin...and it isn't rosacea according to the dermatologist. He doesn't know WHAT it is! There has to be some connection to the cause of my pain since the two go together.
I have had three separate doctors tell me I should be tested for lupus...and I have been...over and over and over and it always comes back negative!