Statins Pityriasis

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15mths ago diagnosed with PR  I have been looking back at my  Atorvastitin from 20mg - 40mg - 60mg -80mg reason cholestral 6.5 Dr's prescribed higher higher dosage 7/7/2018 I decided to stop my statin as today I find that my rashes etc instead of getting worse are not so angry and slowly disappearing after checking on internet I found I had Hives due to being over medicated both rashes look similar lump & circles I have been so miserable & depressed as of today I feel there may be light  good luck everyone who has struggled as I have.

good luck  Janis x x

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    Wow that is incredible, I don't understand how a doctor wasn't able to recognize that due to the excess of medication! I'm glad you noticed! Sometimes we have to do our own research! I hope it continues to get better for you! As for me...my family doctor game me a cream...triamcinolone acetonide cream usp 0.1 until I see a dermatologist..so far, I haven't noticed any new spots which is good, so I hope they fade away and I dont have to do much about it! Good luck!

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    WOW!!!!!! You poor thing!!!! You are correct, there are 5 rashes that look similar, and the easiest one to check is an allergic reaction- if Benedryl makes it better, it is an allergy! The second is ringworm- also easy, if an over the counter jock itch or athlete's foot cream makes it go away in about 3 days, it was a fungal infection. Then you have PR, lichen planus, guttate psoriasis, and granuloma annulare.

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