Last Thu out of no where after going to the gym I found a red/raised spot on my left breast. I thought fungal rash. Well of course first thing I thought is IBC like the good hypocondriac I am!
I made an appt with a OBGYN - my old one retired - who thought it was a hemmangioma, told me it wasn't a rash and he wasn't sure what it was but it wasn't bad. Wheeee this made me feel even worse. When I pushed he told me to go to a dermatologist which thankfully I called mine and they saw me an hour later.
She took a skin scrapping and said it was indeed fungal at the beginning stages of ringworm. It doesn't really look like typical ringworm but I was thinking this was probably what it was. Well that is my rational self. I have been putting on her rx cream she gave me morning and night as directed and no changing which is freaking me out
My husband thinks it is fading in color some. That it is lighter somehow. I can't tell 100% sometimes I think it is sometimes I think it is just the same.
I have no other symptoms of IBC other than I feel that breast more than the other and I have some disconfort but I think part of this is my worry and muscle tension making me feel things.
Anyway my plan is to continue to treat for another week - my derm is out on vacation for spring break and if it doesn't change at all to go back to see her next week.
Does this sound reasonable? Of course I keep thinking worse case scenario. I have IBC and it is aggressive and I am dying and leaving my children behind without a mother. Nobody else is worried but me. But you hear about all the migdiagnosis of IBC mistaken for something else coupled with the fact this darn spot is still there and I am totally freaked.
Any advice? I keep telling myself. IT IS FUNGUS and I need to give it more time. And trying to push the scary thoughts out of my mind. I hate the HA monster.
To make me even more freaked I have a friend in the hospital trying to figure out if her breast cancer is back. This might be partly why I am over reacting.