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Beginning in May of 2016 I began noticing a faint red rash on my legs. It was almost like razor burn but didnt hurt. It lasted a few weeks and went away, but then it came back and far worse, spreading to my feet and all the way up my thighs. I saw my doctor in June and he recommended blood work and referred me to a dermatologist who couldn't see me for a month. By the time I got to the Doc at the end of July, my flare ups were very frequent, a few times a weekend or every weekend. I had a flare up about 4 days prior to my appointment and when I went it was so faint the doctor couldn't do anything. He looked at the pictures of my flare ups and confirmed it looked vasculitic, but without seeing it in person he could not diagnose and told me to come back in for more tests when I have another flare up. Well with the waitlist it is impossible to time a flare up with an appointment and the cost for the specialist is outrageous. I was able to get my PCP to set up my tests at a 24hr clinic and by September I got in for the bloodwork again. At this point I was trying to narrow down my triggers, most flares were on weekends. I drink a little on the weekends, but there were times I'd drink during the week without any sign of a flare up. My flare ups became more intense and on my wedding night I had straight up hives with blood vessel damage as well that went from my toes to my arms, I even had spots throughout my pubic area. I have tried cutting gluten, which didnt make a difference. I quit drinking, no difference. I noticed the hivey version of my flare ups are worse when I drink white wine, but nothing is really that consistent. I am leaving for my Honeymoon tomorrow and I am so tired of having itchy, burning, red flare ups all over my body. A day after the flare up, the spots are bothersome except I am covered in splotches. I am not looking forward to a week in a bathing suit looking like this. My tests came back with none of the major illnesses/diseases that cause vasculitis and my doctor isn't wanting to treat it with medicine as he says usually it goes into remission on it's own. IS there anyone out there who can provide some insight to this or give me some ideas of what I can do? I am pretty desparate at this point. I am a 29 year old female that is pretty healthy aside from a severe car accident I was in at age 21 that left me with a lot of metal in my legs.
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