Looks similar to what I get when I'm in my office (fluorecsent lights) or outside too long. It may or may not be, you'll defiently have to show these pictures to the rheumatologist if you don't have it while you're in seeing him. ANYTHING involving a rash of any sort, take pictures of in case it's not there in time for your appt. When I showed my 'butterfly rash' the PCP didn't think it was the malar rash but did diagnose me with a Lupus/Scleroderma overlap. Just make sure you are documenting EVERYTHING for your appt. I literally walked into mine with a full sheet of detailed symptoms and a whole photo album in my iPhone to go along with it. It's hard to predict any auto-immune disease and chances are you'll end up looking all better and feeling great by the time of your appt. haha! Then the day after you'll start another flare! Ain't in funny that it always wworks out that way??!
PS, don't worry about you're hubby. All the women here who have been diagnosed for a while end up having very supportive and understanding husbands (for the most part I think LOL). My live-in boyfriend had been sort of acting like that towards me. When I got my dianosis, he wasn't as 'sensitive' to me as I wanted and I took it hard. But afer a good 'ole long talk with momma I realized he's scared too and it's going to be hard for him to come to terms with it as well. Men just take things differently lol
"Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."
Dx: Potential Lupus, Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Rx: Prednisone 5mg 1x daily, Lyrica 75mg 2x daily, Omeprazole 200mg 1x daily, Xanax .5mg prn