I woke up Tuesday morning with a weird rash on my palms & wrists and soles of my feet & ankles. By Tuesday nite, it had spread to my inner thighs. After a very restless night (my feet were so freaking itchy I couldn't sleep!), it had spread to my lower back. By the time I saw dr Wed afternoon it was starting to show up on my belly.
How weird is this? I've never had anything like it. The doc was a usual doc - he had no clue & no real interest in finding out the underlying cause. He's guessing its some sort of viral thing & prescribed me some oral steroids & a huge tube of steroid cream plus he told me to pick up some OTC antihistamine.
And side effects of the script? other than the expected irritability & 'roid rage? Increase in appetite. oh, great!!!! puffy face, too. fabulous.
I started the meds yesterday (altho' I still couldn't sleep last night) I am feeling better today & it looks like the rash has stopped spreading. I just hope its on the mend before I hop a flight to Brazil on Sunday. Medical emergency in a foreign country is near to top of my "I hope I never...." anti-bucket list.
This rash also means I'm not working out this week. First, I just don't feel up to it but also, I feel like I should avoid the gym. I know what I would think if I saw someone else walking around the locker room covered in some nasty looking rash. ick!