Dr. Kappler, my mother is finishing a round of predniszone that her GP put her on for extreme rash arms and neck spreading to torso. He took her off her celebrex and a blood pressure med because he believes either could be causing it. She really needs the celebrex as she has a knee to be replaced. She is a high anxiety
type but will take nothing for it. Shes 72, so I am not going to be able to change her view on that. My dad has cancer and had a surgery not go very well last week and has a reconstructive surgery scheduled for tomorrow. I think the majority of the rash (which iis large blotches and looks vascular not like hives) is mainly a nervous reaction from the stress
. Am I corect that this is possible. Also, she has taken the celebrex in the same dosage for over a year with no reaction like this. However, her blood pressure med was DOUBLED a few months ago. So, I think the most likely cause is the bp med tht was eliminated at the same time as the celebrex. Now that she has finished the prednizone and a lot of the rash/skin issue has gone away, I think she needs to go back on the celebrex as she is going to have to walk at the hospital to and from and again for visists after my dads surgery tomorrow. She doesnt go back to the GP who pulled her off the celebrex and the BP med for 2 more weeks. But it seems common sense to me, that if she adds
back the celebrex and dosnt have a reaction, then she has eliminated it, and if it does, then she knows the cause and can stop again. I really do not think this med that the dosage has been the same on for over a year would just now cause this type reaction. I really think the chronic stress worry and anxiety over my dad is the culprit. but she thinks that is cray and she doesnt have anxiety or believe anxiety can cause such a physcial condition. So, I guess that is the jist of my question, can't anxiety, nerves, sleeplessness, cause skin conditions to manifiest?