Fibromas/bruises on legs

July 13, 2006 at 8:29 pm

I now have a set of five of these on one ankle/leg that my doc says are from bruises/bleeding every time I slightly bump that leg when I stagger or stumble because of bad balance and weakness. Doc thinks it’s from a combination of the neuropathy and taking prednisone for 24 months, IV decadron every 2 weeks to prevent side effects of IVIg, and cellcept for 2 1/2 months. I often look down and see bleeding on that leg that I was completely unaware of for minutes, even hours, because I didn’t feel the injury. Not pretty and a potential cause of infection because of immunosuppresant drugs. When doc observed one of these bruises bleeding in her office (which I was unaware of until she pointed it out!) and the older red marks, she gave me a tetnus shot.

Just another of the fun effects of CIDP!