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Author Topic: My skin is crawling!!!!  (Read 1603 times)

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Offline RiverJay

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My skin is crawling!!!!
« on: November 26, 2013, 10:32:06 AM »
I just got diagnosed on saturday. Yesterday I woke up with a rash on my back, at first it just felt like dry, itchy skin. Then, over the course of the day, it spread and got worse. I was up all night squirming and going crazy trying not to scratch. Now my entire body is covered in a leopard print rash, i can barely stand it. i'm so itchy. I don't know if that's normal. I don't know what to expect. This really sucks!

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: My skin is crawling!!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 09:24:35 PM »
I just got diagnosed on saturday. Yesterday I woke up with a rash on my back, at first it just felt like dry, itchy skin. Then, over the course of the day, it spread and got worse. I was up all night squirming and going crazy trying not to scratch. Now my entire body is covered in a leopard print rash, i can barely stand it. i'm so itchy. I don't know if that's normal. I don't know what to expect. This really sucks!

Hello! Welcome to the forum. I am sorry you found yourself in need of this support forum but I am glad you found us.

I am not sure at ALL what to make of your rash. Have you talked to your doctor?

You say you were diagnosed on Saturday. Have you done a confirmatory Western Blot test? Do you have a doctor? Have you had your blood drawn to get your numbers?

Sorry there are so many questions, and sorry about your rash. It sounds awful, and I hope you get to the bottom of it.

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Offline mitch777

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Re: My skin is crawling!!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 08:42:09 PM »
Hi River and welcome. Lots of great people here with knowledge, experience, and compassion.

Not sure what to attribute to your rash. Others here may have a better guess. We're not docs but shared experiences are helpful at times.

Since I just broke out in a full body rash myself 2 weeks ago I was wondering if you have taken any new medications, eaten anything out of the ordinary, etc. to at least rule out an allergic reaction? That's what I'm dealing with.

I would see a doctor in any case.

m.

ps- Happy Thanksgiving. Hope to hear more from you.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 08:45:18 PM by mitch777 »
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

 


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