I'm sorry about the skin troubles but thank goodness this dermy did the biopsy. I wonder if the rosacea really is rosacea or if it could be a lupus rash - the 'butterfly' or malar rash. I am slightly surprised that your dermy wouldn't say anything to you about your situation and that she didn't do any testing herself. (I am also slightly suprised that she embarked on laser before finding out what the lesions are but anyway that's done now ).Thanks everybody for your kind words. I will search for a rheumatologist on your site. I didn't know there were specialized dermatologists, but if there is one nearby, I'll look into that too. My dermatologist discussed putting me on Plaquenil, wants me to see the rheumatologist for some tests first though.
I do have fatigue and wrist pain/finger stiffness. Not sure if it is related, I just had always assumed it was me getting older.
I was able to make an appointment today with my family doctor for Wednesday. Then, I can get a referral for the rheumatologist. Like you said, one day at a time.
It's good to know I have such nice and knowledgeable people to discuss this with. Thanks, cassy