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I am living with a dermatology mystery diagnosis. For the past 6 years I have had to deal with pimple like bumps and sores on my neck, jawline (from ear to ear), chin and around my lips (and sometimes in my eyebrows and my scalp). I have been to countless doctors - dermatologists, rheumatologist, primary care, plastic surgeon, allergist, etc. Have had numerous biopsies, blood work, allergy testing with no definitive diagnosis. Have been on antibiotics, antiviral meds, allergy meds, steroids and currently on 3900mg of Neurontin, Protopic, Remeron, Atarax, Ativan and Mometasone. Have gone from doctors in FL to specialist at Mass. General in Boston. Closest diagnosis was timid lupus, but 6 months of plaquinel didn't help. I am miserable. The sores are disfiguring, painful and itchy. They sometimes go into a remission (of sorts), but then I get a major flare up! I do not know what else to do. I need help - not sure you can help me online, but I don't know where else to turn. All of this started about 6 months after I had a 4 level cervical fusion, so I deal with a lot of pain. I am very allergic to many medicines and had bad reactions to Lyrica and Doxepin. I have many photos if you need to see what it looks like.
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