Reply To: Depressed

January 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

The rash followed by weakness concerns me. There is something called dermatomyositis that is similar to what you are describing. Here is a link describing that:

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I’m familiar with this type of illness because I have a friend with a daughter with this disease. She had a relapse over the summer & the 1st sign of that was the rash, then it was followed by muscle weakness. She’s been getting IVIG, Solumedrol & just finished up her 4th week of Rituxan, which MUCH improvement….but she’s a VERY serious case & has tried every other medicine known to mankind.

Hope that helps some,