As some of you may know, I've had an awful skin rash all over my body since the summer that isn't responding to any ointments. I got a 3rd biopsy and got the results today, and it's some rare problem called lichen planus. Apparently its causes are unknown but thought to be allergic/auto-immune. The google searches of course brought up all these rare but terrible and scary side effects (skin cancer, hair loss, tongue removal). And, it can take 1 1/2 to 2 years to clear up and then will likely reoccur. I'm so depressed about my stupid over-active immune system. Also, not to be vain, but I'm not looking forward to shorts and sandal season this summer as some people can very very insensitive (i.e. "What's that rash all over your body???").
Anyways, b/c this is apparently another fun auto-immune condition according to my doctor, I thought I'd throw it out here to see if anyone else has this.
P.S. If I get to have my tongue removed, I may be on here ALL the time b/c I'd have to quit my job as a speech pathologist, lol. I'll take over Alyssa's old role!