Has anyone ever experienced rashes from taking vicodin? I am currently taking 5/500 up to 3x's/day (I try to take less, especially on weekends when I don't work).
For the last couple of months, I have started to get itchy rashes on my calves (3 spots on my rt. leg and 1 on my left) and forearms (in the crease of my elbows and on the back of my rt. hand and rt. ring finger). Also, all over my upper chest, not on my breasts, but between and above, up toward and on my neck. They're not hives, just extremely itchy red spots, the worst of which is about an inch in diameter - except for my chest.
My sister has a history of lupus. Do you think it could be the beginning of this (I'm the same age as when she started to have symtoms) or does it sound more like a reaction to the vicodin?
I don't want to go to the dr. as I get horrible letg cramps from prednisone, which is the common script for rashes. When I say horrible, I mean wake-in-the-middle-of-the-night screaming in pain kind. I even once had a foot xrayed b/c it hurt so bad I thought surely I had a hairline fracture!