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    I have red spots on my forearm and now tiny dots on my arm. I had these for a very long time. I went online to found out what these are. I come across a website from a doctor. they call these petechiae and is known by many diseases but Lupus is in the mix. I was wondering if anyone have these tiny pin size red dots.

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    I have them. Most of mine are either on my hands and wrists or on the inside of my forearms up to the elbows. I take half a Zyrtec a day and that keeps them somewhat under control. Do yours itch? The ones on my hands and wrists do but not the ones on the inside or forearms and elbows.

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    I don't have those but I also have discoid Lupus so I have tons of skin issues. I constantly carry a lace like rash on my arms and it kind of freaks out new nurses. They always say "Are you here about the rash?" and I say "oh no I always have those". LOL ! I also have scaly patches on my elbows that come and go, sometimes hurt, sometimes not. Most of my skin issues went away after a few months on plaquenil but lately they are coming back along with mouth sores. I am on 40 MG of steroids and 12.5 of MTX. No idea where I go from here. I know that I wont be taking the new med since, without insurance, it is going to be $35,000 a year and I I barely make 16, 000 a year on disability and I have no insurance.

    Have I mentioned that Lupus sucks?? LOL

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    I had those on my hands that time and have noticed them popping up elsewhere over my body. I always wondered... I thought it looked like blood under the skin! LOL Now I know : ) It is blood under the skin.

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    If you guys are talking about something that looks like tiny little blood blisters i get these all the time. Arms, legs, chest and alot on the inside of my mouth.

    Tgal i'm so sorry that your problems are reocurring. I also get the dry scaly patches on knees,elbows and knuckles and mouth sores. I dont think the Plaquenil has ever stopped it, slowed it down some though. Right now i have sore bumps all over my scalp. It sickens me that the Big drug Pharmas are such money grubbing #@$##%. Whoops! There goes that foul mouth again. Yep all this surely does suck.

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    Hi Liz,

    I've got Dicoid Lupus and go through so many different issues concerning a Flare when it happens, which is more often than not and i've also had these and besides being red dot's sometimes they can look like bloods broken underneath the skin...just like a broken blood vessel but small but they do go eventually.

    Just another skin issue with Lupus but at the moment i'm suffering with a Flare of bad blisters just through heat and no exposure to sun.

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    I had those a few months ago on my feet and it was vasculitis.
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

    Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
    Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.

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    Ritz...they can be involved with vasculitis also. GOOD POINT

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    Thank you everyone, I am not crazy LOL. They don't itch and they haven't gone away. I bring this up with the new doctor. Doesn't bother me at all, when people ask me if I was painting ETC then I notice it. But I always wonder and I am not the only person.
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    Hi Liz,

    Your not the only person who as them mate so mention it to your Doctor like you said and it's the only flare i've had without itching or any irritation.

    Let we know liz how thinks go when you see your Doctor.

    Hugs Terry xxx

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