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Hi everyone, I'm a 19 year old female and was diagnosed with hsp this january.
I had tonsilitis in december recovered, then on Jan 1st the rash appeared: Legs, Feet and Elbows.
I went to the doctors and they couldnt work out what it was gave me some cream which didnt clear the rash.
I then developed severe abdominal pain one night, went to work the next day and came home to find the rash had got even worse. Now my legs and feet were swollen and the rash had developed to my arms and bum.
I luckily managed to get an appointment at the docs that night, they reffered me to the hospital. I had blood, urine and all the swab tests you can imagine. Stayed in over night for the "specalists" to examine me in the morning.
My results: Blood preasure fine, Blood fine however had blood in my urine.
They diagnosed me with HSP gave me some more cream to help the rash and told me to rest and to keep my legs elivated. And all should be looking better by monday (it was wednesday at the time)
From here my rash started to calm down the swelling got better however this is when the abdominal pain began a few days after being discharged from hospital. IT WAS NOT LOOKING BETTER BY MONDAY.
I was then given codine whcih didn't work for the pain so was then moved on to omeprazole which did start to have an effect on the abdominal pain which now came in episodes rather than it being constant.
All was looking well and after having 12 days rest I went back to work this monday. BAD MOVE.
I got half way through the day my legs were buring the rash appeared once again and were swollen. Later on that night the abdominal pain came back.
Signed off work for 2 weeks now... My question is...
Its nearly been a month since this all began and from reading others stories I cant help but think, does this ever go away?
If any of you have any advice please reply, it really does get you down.
I don't know about you guys but FB pages and on here has given me more insight than the doctors or the hospital have.
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