Saturday, January 2, 2010
the honeymoon is over....
So the pregnancy good times seem to be at an end.....my symptom free pregnancy has revolted against me~and hard!!!. I am the current sufferer of a rash that began about a week or so ago at my belly button and has spread its way ever so slowly up my stomach, then my breasts, then my chest, then my neck and now today a few days later it has begun on my arms and legs. When it settles down it is a mild benign pink hue to my skin when it acts up it is an army of tiny red dots with one mission....to drive me slowly mad with their constant itching!!!!. Other than calamine lotion and trying not to go all 'Hell Raiser' on my flesh with my own nails there are few options available to me.
The soonest I can get my next doctors appointment is on the 8th, so I think this Monday I may have to go sit in the walk in clinic for most likely 2-4 hours to get an official diagnosis. I can live with the itchy as long as I know its nothing that could potentially hurt the baby. After doing a bit of online research my official opinion is it may be "PUPPP" Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy. A skin rash common in about 1/150-300 pregnancies. Some of the common symptoms are a bit off such as it skipping the belly button (which for me it didn't) it also appears to be more common in multiple pregnancies, over weight women (not me). Interesting fact 70% of Puppp carriers deliver boys maybe this could prove my suspicions. I may be wrong but here is a picture I found online that looks pretty much like what I have.
The other pregnancy rashes described don't seem to fit the symptoms and look of what I have...stay tuned though to find out my diagnosis. Until then I'm going to paint my boobies up in pink calamine lotion like some primitive tribal woman and go hit the sac!