I haven't been on for a few days & missed your last message. My lupus is what my doctor called"early lupus" because I came out high on the medicine -induced lupus test, when I'm not on a medication that causes it. He thinks what I had back in Sept.may have been a small flare. I just felt genuinely very sick, as in, I couldn't get off the couch sick. I would go & take a shower, then had to rest before I could even brush my teeth. I am always normally very fatigued due to having several autoimmune diseases on top of the fibro, but this was very different. That's when I made an appt. w/ a new rheumy. My old was awful. That's how I found this all out. Other symptoms, like the rash you asked about, I had in November. I developed what looked like a really bad bruise. It was on my lower leg, about 8" long, very purple , it looked as if someone hit me w/ a bat! I know it wasn't a bruise, because if I ran into something that made it look that bad, I would have known when it happened. It never faded like a bruise. It just disappeared,one day, & then where it was at, it turned into this red patch. It was raised, about the size of 2 golf balls about an inch apart. It stayed for over a month, & my rheumy actually got to see it since it was there for my first appt. He said it was a classic lupus rash. One of them was actually painful, only if it was touched. Once it finally left, it left a pale brown image, like a scar, on my leg. It's still there. My rheumy gave me a list of symptoms to look for, only thing is, I already have alot of them. They are, photosensitivity (rash after being in sun or tanning booth), Raynauds (I have), sore joints (I have), muscle weakness (I have), fever (once in a while), other rashes, fatigue (I have), & joint pain (I have). These are the main ones, & of course the lupus rash on face, which I do not have. Usually it is the systemic lupus that causes that. I went to my rheumy last Friday because I have been having lots of joint pain again, & even w/ all the pain meds I'm on, it still hurts. My knees are so bad, that if I have to kneel down, it's all I can do to get back up w/out severe pain in them. So, he ran another sed rate & inflammation marker on me again, to compare to the one I had in Nov, & also x-rays of hands, feet again to compare. I told him I am ready to go on methotrexate or something, because I cannot stand this anymore. I have always had to be on some kind of antiinflammatory, & after switching to him, I wasn't on anything. My old rheumy had me on a med that did nothing. This one told me to try ibuprofen, which I've done before/ w/ no luck. I did well on Plaquenil, but it started tearing my stomache up, so this is the next step. I did well on Bextra while it was out, can anyone get some "somewhere" for me?? I will call for results tomorrow, & see. But, I told him, even if everything comes back the same, I am ready to try it, so he better listen. I'm tired of feeling tired, & sore & achy from the RA ,& fibro, & Sjogrens. Wish me luck. I hope I answered your question. No, I couldn't see the spot on your bio, sorry. Has it enlarged, or spread? What about itching, etc? I hope you can find something out about it soon. Let me know what happens. I'm only "on-board" about every couple days or so, but I usually read back until my last entrys.