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05-19-2009, 05:25 AM
My appointment with my dermatologist RE: my skin biopsy,

This little round mark appeared on my face in october last year the drs first thought it might be ringworm as the size of it (and i have cats) and in the last 7 months it has slowly grown to cover the whole left side of my face, Hey Angel you've seen it? Anyway it turns bright purple when im ill or cold, and is raised and itchy, When i saw kevvy baby he looked quite concerned and said no this deffently not ringworm, so said he would send me for an urgent app with the dermo, as uve prob read somewhere in one of my threads i feel thru the net until i enquired about it recently by chance i was at hosp for bloods etc, and finally got my app for today.

I aint got a clue whats gonna happen today nor know weather they will do it today or not, ive not looked up on net anything about it, cause im really concerned about it tbh,
I wonder if they will tell me its LUPUS?

Thing is it aint nothing like the malar that i normally get!

Anyway i will let all who wants to know what happens when i get back, my app is in about an hour and its at a diff hospital in Epping, just wondering if any info fairys wanted to collect some info for me to post on here so i can have a good old read when i get back!

Peace and Love

05-19-2009, 05:59 AM

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder characterized by round, dry, scaly patches or plaques. This affliction is non-contagious, and it is more commonly found among those between the ages of 20 and 50 years.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a chronic skin condition marked by scaling and inflammation of the skin.
Granuloma annulare is a skin disease that produces raised bumps or protrusions, and they assume a ring-like formation, much like ringworm. However, unlike ringworm, no itching or scaling is present.
Eczema is often mistaken for ringworm due to the similar dry, scaly patches it produces.
Vitiligo is characterized by a patchy loss of skin color. In its early stage, it is commonly mistaken for ringworm.
Drug reactions.

My nephew had the raised red rings which I suggested to him to see a doctor as it looked like ringworm..it was eczema.


05-19-2009, 06:05 AM
Yoor a star, thankyou!


tiggerlishus - Heidi
05-19-2009, 06:06 AM
good luck honey love ya xx

05-19-2009, 06:14 AM
You're welcome...Ask about discoid lupus...ISDM..it alos produces round or disk shaped... red, raised patches with scales.

05-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Right then!

Eventful afternoon to say the least!
Guess what she said?........................ITS LUPUS!

She was the most rudest person ive ever come accross she dint listen to me although i tried to explain the mark to her 3 times, she kept saying yes and changing the subject OR she was giving digs to the poor assistant who was helping her out, i felt soo sorry for that lady she was so nice too! she kept saying to her i want a new section put this in there get rid of this thats not new that old etc etc etc, the lady was just being nice and helpful and saying but im trying my best..............HOW do these horible ppl sleep at night?

Anyway i couldnt be bothered to argue in the end she OBV knows my LUPUS better than me infact so well she blamed everything against me and the poor lady on my LUPUS!!
So said no its not ringworm blah blah......ERM WHAT? ok i bit my tongue at this point (i think if i was in a bad mood she would be on the floor still feeding thru a tube)

She doesnt want to do a skin biopsy she wants me to try 3 diff creams for 4 weeks to see if it clears first....trust me thts fine with me!

Then she looked at my face and asked me if i was a lip licker??? i said that wasnt any business of hers.....it took me a while to actually realise what the heck she meant!! anyway 1 embarassing brain fog later she give me cream for that too, so ive now got cream to put on my face 2wice a day....lucky me!

Enjoy the read!


05-19-2009, 10:21 AM
Then she looked at my face and asked me if i was a lip licker??? i said that wasnt any business of hers.....it took me a while to actually realise what the heck she meant!!

Har har PMSL :laugh: sorry but this made me laugh.....

Glad that you didnt have a biopsy:yes:

Hopefully one of those creams will clear it up.....

Take care Lov Sarah xx

05-19-2009, 12:13 PM
Hope those creams work out for you...better than a biopsy I say. As for the rude docs, I think we should start a club for them or something...give an award at the end of the year to the doc who says or does the rudest thing. We could nominate them right here on the forum, everyone could vote, we could make up a certificate and the offended patient could personally hand-deliver it. HOW FUN WOULD THAT BE????????

Ok, maybe I got a little carried away. But it would be fun.......

tiggerlishus - Heidi
05-19-2009, 01:57 PM
have to agree with sarah a lip licker i wonder if thats worse than a wondow licker!! :-)

glad yo didn't have to have a biopsy and that you were able to bitwe your tongue!!!
looking forward to seeing you thurs xx :cute:

05-19-2009, 03:09 PM
lol pearl....yes we can!!!!

me too heidi we need it.... xx

05-19-2009, 04:40 PM
a few months ago, the forum administrator suggested that we start forum competition. I suggest that we start the "rudest dr. competition", and as Pearl said, at the end of the competition we could send an award to the rudest dr. that this group has encountered....

what do you all think.

ISDM, i am so sorry that this happened to you today. Hopefully the creams will work and you will not have to see this dr. again. I too feel so badly for the poor lady helping her. It is a shame that jobs are so hard to find that people have to put up with that kind of treatment.

Hope the cream helps, and that you get some relief very soon.

05-19-2009, 05:02 PM
Thanx mountain,

I feel a bit of a greebo with all this gunk on my face!! :)

ive had this kind of treatment b4 from a consultant who i first saw about the lupus, she told me it wasnt i told her she was wrong and im getting a second opinion, in which i saw kevvy baby who was head of her, and he diagnosed it for me hahaha i laugh in her face, but this woman today!!................she was summin else!


05-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Hey ISDM....

I had to pop in here and tell ya, when I read your 'Lip Licker' comments in your first post, I nearly fell off my chair laughing...that was priceless. Bet she was wondering about the puzzled look on your face....

Seriously, I do hope the creams she gave you to try will be of some help. Through my many years with lupus though, I have been through so many different rashes, raised red bumps, small ones with circles, purple looking ones, light pink ones that turn deep red the next day, ones that start with one little tiny red dot and you wake up the next day and they're one giant red bump from head to toe....and just as many dermatologist appointments to look at all those crazy rash situations. In my experience, every time a derm told me my rash was from Lupus and gave me little tubes of creams to try, nothing ever helped. More often than not, the rashes went away when they were good and ready. I used to have a bathroom drawer full of those tubes for every kind of dermatology nightmare.

Gotta add my SORRY for yet another 'close encounter with a rotten doctor'. Maybe it's something in the water they're all drinking. Not sure how so many of them can be turning out this way. Maybe it has something to do with what they're being taught, or not taught, in the Medical schools they go to. I've often thought that a medical school education should include a course called Lupus 101...it would be taught by a caring, normal, what I like to call 'Human Doctor'. And part of the curriculum would be to listen to a panel of actual people that have lived with Lupus. It would have important tips like: 'How to actually listen to your patient with Lupus' and '10 things a patient with Lupus does not want to hear from their doctor'....or how about 'How to offer your patient with Lupus some hope for their future'? Or here's a good one...'How to actually HELP your patient with Lupus'.

Phyllis....I like the idea of all of us voting on the 'WORST Doctor for Lupus care'. You can make some pretty fancy, official-looking Certificates on your computer these days...even ones with shiny gold trim. We could make it look all official like, with an accompanying letter explaining how they received this special award. And we could even go one better....choose a 'BEST Over-all Lupus Doctor'. Give that doctor a glowing review and lovely Certificate....

And in the letter to the 'WORST Doctor', we could mention the name of the 'Best Doctor'....so they could have something to aspire to. :laugh2:

:cool2: Lori

05-20-2009, 03:48 AM
Hey Rast,

Yeah i know what you mean like, tbh i think the rashes will go away when the lupus isnt flaring, however why do they keep telling me the lupus isnt flaring? i kno it is, seems like they dont actually know them selve...i do i have to live in this body!

Hey the worse dr of the year....in my case worse consultant of the year...my replacement dr (gp) he was soo horible to me i was too scared to go see him coz he was always saying to me "theres nothing wrong with you, so stop coming to see me and making up all these illnesses, your not going to die your fine".....going on to ask me if ive ever heard of bi-pola???

My mum and dad used to say the same, its really hard to explain to someone how ure feeling when ya cant see it on the outside, i know i say this all the time but if it wasnt for this forum, or the close friends i have on here, i really dont think i would be sitting here typing you this!

Anyway question of the day...how old does a kitten have to be before i can let her out, and how old does she need to be b4 i use some flea stuff on her?

peace and love

05-20-2009, 03:58 AM
about the "worst dr. competition"

i love the idea of including "the best dr". I will look back among threads, see if i can find conrad's first thread, and try to pass on to him...i think it would be fun.

ISDM, i so wish you could meet with a dr, that treats you with the respect that you deserve.

05-20-2009, 08:15 AM
ISDM...Kits, Cats...for each drug I think it maybe different....for the over the counter squirt behind the neck or the collar I do believe it is 12 weeks.

Powders...and baths pretty toxic....ensure they are not drooling and hiding after dosing them with any drug og choice..

Call a vet and ask the receptionist..I am sure she would know...

Morning'..enjoy the day.

Crank Oh.

05-20-2009, 09:06 AM
Hey mount!

I do have a brilliant GP if i could i would marry her tmrw, shes amazing! plus if i ever have any probs with the consultants i go to her, (she used to work under hehe my kevvy baby) and nos how a patient should be treated...woohooo i cant wait to tell her about tuesdays events!.

Hey ho O!

Thanx thats what i thought, just couldnt member, il check tho with the vet, like ya said to make sure!