I think that you are sunsensitive. I mean not everyone who is sensitive to the sun gets a rash. I never really got the real telltale rashes, but I sure would get deathly sick from the sun. I would get the flu like symptoms, very severe headache to the point of throwing up and yes I would run a low grade fever. I have even passed out a couple of times and had very severe bouts of sneezing and dizzyness. My doctor explained to me that that is sun sensitivity. I do get the malar rash, but not very often. I would like to know if you sunburn through your car windows? I know this sounds like a weird question to ask, but people with Lupus do sunburn through the car windows. My Rheumatologist told me this. A big mistake that a lot of people make is that when it is overcast outside that they are free to be outside as long as they like. They fail to realize that the UV rays are still there and can really cause serious problems. I just thought that I would add that here. You need to let the doctor know that this happened to you as it will help in a diagnosis. Good luck.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.