Well, it wasn’t just one day.
My malar rash showed back up.
What is a malar rash?
A malar rash, also known as a butterfly rash, is often seen in Lupus.
It can be red, or even purplish, and can sometimes feel a little scaly. It can stretch from cheek to cheek across the nose like a butterfly’s wings and normally stays away from the nasolabial folds (smile lines on your face). It can appear as faint as just a flush, or bright red.
Here are some pictures of what it may look like:
For me, it is one of the first symptoms I had. Mine never completely goes away, leaving my face looking a little flushed. However, when it brightens and spreads I KNOW my disease is flaring.
I have still been feeling very achy. It isn’t much fun, but I’m just trying to keep moving.
I got in contact with my rheumatologist’s office yesterday and we are going to up my Prednisone for awhile. Not really what I want to do, but I also want to feel better.
Here’s hoping today is a better day!