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    Hi Corella,

    I'm pleased your interview went well and if you have a medical just have it and say nothing regarding the lupus symptoms, until you know for definate what's happening and then it's your choice if you want to tell them.

    Sorry to hear your pains been bad especially in your feet but i have all these conditions and with raynauds as an added bonus don't help one bit.

    You and linda are on about painkillers i was addicted to paracetamol years back they sent me thin and i was as eye as a kite and had to withdraw off them, christ i was in a mess SWEATS or what and now when i'm on a period because i get pain bad i take up to 16 200mg tablets of iburophen a day and once those 3 days are over i swap back to paracetamol again but dow worry my hubby keeps an eye on me and i would'nt be so soft next time to stick my body through hell and back.

    Corella something must be working in your favour mate not to get colds, i can get the odd one now and again but since the Lupus as been showing it's true colours i've not had any cold sores for at least a good 2yrs easily, mind you that helps when your skins bad already.lol

    How your having the gut feeling something is wrong, when my leg and hip played up my hubby said it's sciatica so i coped with the pain, then i was getting it in my back and here's me thinking it's off my pelvis being done in twice telling on me with my age besides the spondalitis but when my dermo told me i had raynauds he never mentioned Lupus until i saw the rheumo 3yrs ago and in the last year my healths gone really down ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corella View Post
    I think we should form a gang when I see the specialist, you can all sit in the waiting room with flags and banners for when I come out of the doctors room and you can cheer and clap - (can you imagine that!)
    Well i could just imagine the episode and it's one way of getting noticed, i'll wait for the head lines on the tele.lol

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    Hi Corella,

    How are you feeling in yourself and i hope your symptoms have eased a little for you. xxx

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    Well I have good news and bad news - the good news is I have been offered the job with more money, medical insurance for hubby and myself. My pre employment medical is on Monday - basic stuff drug/alcohol screen and hearing test. I havent got a diagnosis so nothing to inform them of.

    I am really pleased as I will be out of the unhealthy environment, which today I have been sent home off sick with a sore throat/chest - body aching like hell, everyone is getting it as there are so many of us crammed in the building and my illness started when I moved there.

    Bad news and I am hoping you may be able to put my mind at rest, last night I discovered I have totally symmetrical on the top of each thigh, is that pin point blood rash - petechaie rash. I have never had that before and it has really scared me.

    I called the hospital and I am on the urgent cancellation list for the consultant immunologist who has an interest in Lupus, he is meant to be really good, she said to take a photo of it which I did and keep a record of symptoms as and when they occur and his clinic is every Wednesday so I may well get a short notice appointment - which will be after my new job medical so that is all good.

    Does anyone know what it is? I am so scared, I am just a big fat baby at the moment and I do apologise for it but I just want to know what is going on.

    But I am thrilled about my new job, I have a gut instinct that I need to leave my current place, I have had it a while that something bad is going to happen to one of my colleagues, we are so short staffed, we have cockroaches, we have mice and mouse poison and fibre glass in some areas, the chemicals they use to spray are toxic and even if I have lupus, I know my job is making it worse.

    My new job is in clean, nice offices, I can re-connect with my friends in the city and go for lunches and stuff, I do believe my current job has made me ill and therefore stressed and prone to making my health issues worse as I get worried so this new direction is exciting.

    But these spots on my thighs - god knows what is causing them - any ideas?

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    so glad to hear about the job change.
    increased pay and insurance............. way to go.

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    Well i am pleased the jobs been offered to you and all insurance to go with it and like you said the medical will be ok because of no diagnosis as yet.
    Petecahie is blood vessels which break under the skin i've got them on my ankles besides the actual red vessels, they're not nice when they break plus they scar and can go a deep purple look in time.

    For god sake woman stop putting yourself down about being a baby, there's been scares amongst so many of we over time but doing that won't help you.

    I'm going to add info below on the rash plus pic's which will help, i get that rash on my arms and by the side of my legs sometimes but it's according to how much the vessels break for scarring, so carm down.

    ((Hugs Terry)) xxxxxxx
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    PETECHIAE SYMPTOMS & PICTURE

    What are petechiae?
    Petechiae are small red or purple dots that form on the skin or in the mucus membranes. The mouth is one mucus membrane where petechiae may occur. Petechiae occur when blood vessels under the skin break. Petechiae may look like a rash.

    The most common cause of petechiae is through physical trauma, such as a violent coughing fit, prolonged vomiting, or excessive crying. This kind of trauma can result in facial petechiae, particularly around the eyes. Petechiae may also appear in aging skin. These forms of petechiae are generally harmless and disappear within a few days.

    Petechiae may also be a sign of a serious blood disorder called thrombocytopenia. In this disease, blood platelet levels are decreased and blood clotting is impaired. Petechiae may also be a sign of another platelet-related disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, which is thrombocytopenia with no known cause.

    The impairment in ability to form blood clots and the resulting petechiae may also occur because of certain medications you may be taking. These drugs include antiplatelet medications, anticoagulants, aspirin, and steroids.



    (Petechaie Rash is linked with Vasculitis)
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    Had to phone in sick today, I was awake at 2am with shivering uncontrollably, the whole bed was shaking - I think I had a temperature, I was so cold and had to get my dressing gown and take some painkillers. My husband said the shakes were so bad it was like I was having a fit so perhaps I have a chest infection or something. That will teach me for bragging that I never get colds.

    I have been in bed all day taking decongestant and codeine - everything I am going to be drug tested for on Monday - for my new job, I called the surgery and said that I am having my drug test and what I have taken and they said that is fine as long as I declare it.

    Those shakes are very unpleasant, never had those before but a day in bed has helped alot, still coughing heaps and doctors cant fit me in till next week but I reckon I should be OK by then - everyone has had it at work so its going around.

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    take the decongestant bottle with you.
    i used to have regular drug tests, working in the mines.
    decongestants have ingredients that can be used as drug maskers.(used to hide drugs).
    taking the bottle lets them know what maskers to count out.
    finding undisclosed maskers is an automatic fail on the drug test.

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    I shall take everything I am taking so the doctor can have a look - thanks for that Steve.

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