just diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and have questions

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I have been sick off and on for about 3 or 4 months with very low energy, heart palpitations, achy body, headaches, upset stomach and last Friday I broke out in this rash that my doc thinks is Pityriasis Rosea. My questions is: is it normal to be sick for so long before the rash breaks out or should I be looking for some other diagnosis? Yesterday was day 5 of the rash and I felt great so went out and got groceries (usually a very simple task for me as I'm normally very active)and today I'm back to feeling horrible and needing my daily nap. I'm a very busy realtor but lately I haven't been able to keep up the pace I'm used to and many days I need to have a 3 hour nap after a 8-9 hour sleep. One other weird thing...for the last week since getting this rash I have been taking my temperature to check for a fever and it has been very low. 95.4 and today when leaving for work I was having cold sweats so took my temp and it was 96.

I appreciate any feedback as I try to work this! thank you all!

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    Hi Christine, since 8 weeks i feel also fatigue and no energy and also i feel sometimes heart palpitations especially when I try to sleep, I feel like I hear my heart pulse in my ear. I have from the beginning a rose patch in my chest and during the time more patches have appeared and after the 6th week the rash began. I still feel tired and achy but little better than before. I don't know the reason, my Doc sent my to almost all specialist and I did a lot of blood tests and everything is good. and eventually after the rash began I went to Dermatologist and diagnosed that as PR. But I still don't know if this fatigue related to the PR. I felt good that I am not alone that feel this fatigue with the PR.

    please forgive my bad English. and I hope you get well soon.

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