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I was diagnosed with LD 4 weeks ago and now on my 2nd set of antibiotics. However I've been on prednisone since May16 for some type of itchy rash. Now since I have LD I have a rash on my elbows and knees and left arm that almost will not let me sleep. The itch is unbelievable especially if I get the least bit warm.I also have it on my back, butt etc. But my elbows and upper arm and knees drive me nuts. If I scratch the arm it does form bumps like you described..but no blisters. I am on another 6 days on prednisone for the itch. I have tried all types of creams. In the past I have used Olux for itches but it didn't help this.
Good luck.
[QUOTE=athena12jane;4290516]I was diagnosed with LD 4 weeks ago and now on my 2nd set of antibiotics. However I've been on prednisone since May16 for some type of itchy rash. Now since I have LD I have a rash on my elbows and knees and left arm that almost will not let me sleep. The itch is unbelievable especially if I get the least bit warm.I also have it on my back, butt etc. But my elbows and upper arm and knees drive me nuts. If I scratch the arm it does form bumps like you described..but no blisters. I am on another 6 days on prednisone for the itch. I have tried all types of creams. In the past I have used Olux for itches but it didn't help this.
Good luck.[/QUOTE]

please stop prednisone!!! if you have lyme prednisone is the worse thing you can take!!!
I've never had Lyme's, but I've had a strange rash like this before, 2 years ago right after I moved to Oklahoma. It started as what looked like bra rash from exercising in my bra, but in just a few days had engulfed my whole right breast, my almost whole right side, and a huge chunk of the right of my back. The DRs were totally confused because they had prescribed me some meds and creams to put on it, and they worked as I used it-- the rash would die down and act like it was going away-- then as soon as the medicine was done it would flare up all over again. Nothing would make it go away. I finally talked to my dad about it and he said the same thing happened to him and my aunt when they first moved to that part of Oklahoma, and that I just had to wait it out and it would eventually go away. He was right, it eventually did... in about a month or two. One day it just started to go away on its own til it just wasn't there anymore. Its so strange to me because I never, ever get rashes. I hardly ever get razor rash even. It was BRIGHT red and ITCHED SO BAD, it was so hard to not scratch my skin off. The only thing that helped was soaking in HOT water, which felt like hell at first but then would numb it and stop it from itching so much for a short period of time. It never became blistery though, it never oozed anything, and there wasn't a "bulls eye" type of rash that I've heard described as a part of lymes. But I still wonder if I should go get tested because I've spent a majority of my life living in the woods where a LOT of ticks are (Oklahoma is the breeding ground of all ticks, I swear, some parts you can barely walk without snagging them all over you). And the area I moved/hung around was notorious for them-- and it was the middle of summer too.
The doctors nor me ever figured out what it was. But my dad heard some woman talking in line at the store around the time I got it, and she was saying how her husband got this mysterious, itchy rash that was taking over his arm and he was laid off temporarily until it went away because they weren't sure if it was contagious, however I lived with my BF at the time and his 3 roommates and no one in the house ever got it.
It worries me because this area, I found out later on, used to be one of the most polluted areas in the nation because of the chatte piles (for those of you who dont know what that is-- basically the gov't mined a shit ton of metals from some mines in the area way back in the day and then left all the metal waste from it in HUGE piles that gathered up and look like mountains of sand but are so heavy tornadoes can't even hardly move them. They are highly toxic if any is ingested, and some water sources got really polluted so the gov't recently bought out the entire town that was around the piles and paid everyone to move because they were all infected with Lead poisoning and other metals.) As of now the gov't is supposedly cleaning it up and the waters aren't supposed to be so toxic anymore, but the dead trees around it are still almost pure bronze colored half way up the trunks. Guess it'll take some time...
There are more places like this around the nation. Apparently this wasn't the only occasion the government made a mess and then left it and pretended it never existed-- there are reports of places like this in West Virginia around the old abandoned coal mines.
ANYWHO, I know I just rambled like a madman, but I hope this was at least entertaining!! LOL
GOOD LUCK!!
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