I'm sorry you were in the hospital Shanna. Was this your first stay? I've got to the ER and Urgent Care many times but have yet to stay overnight...I'm not looking forward to that first time that it hits me. I am diagnosed with SLE but I get the discoid rashes on my neck and malar rash on my face. I also get scaly rashes on my knuckles and at my hair line as well. I know standard SLE lupus can cause rashes but I've always wondered if I had cutaneous lupus as well? I WILL say though that my rashes are astronomically worse when I'm in the sun or flourescent lighting for long periods of time so I agree with the other posts to really limit sun exposure, wear hats and long sleeves and sunscreen. Keep us posted on how it goes and I hope you feel better!
"Fortuna Favet Fortibus" ...Fortune Favors the Brave.
~ Diagnosed SLE Lupus, Endometriosis, Anxiety Disorder, IBS~
Meds: 400mg Plaquenil, Prednisone 6-day pack (for flares), 800mg Ibuprofen 3x day, Xanex (rarely), Vicodin (rarely)
Supplements: Omega 3/6/9 complex, 2000iu Vit D, Iron/B12, Calcium, Folate complex, Cranberry, Probiotic, MSM/Glucosamine.