Patient Comments: Erythema Nodosum - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with your erythema nodosum?

Comment from: Rebecca, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

The red bumps that go along with erythema nodosum feel like a bad bruise. They change, starting out small and pink, sometimes growing large, then become intensely red and extremely sore. When it is at its worst, it feels like someone hit you with a baseball bat. It even hurts to walk. It's almost like your skin is so tight, the flexing motion of walking stretches the skin over the bumps and doesn't "fit" correctly. Eventually, the bumps get better, the color changes begin, and they sometimes even go away. One time, I tried a mineral supplement and it helped, but the next time I got them, it didn't work. Allergy medicine seems to help a little. Doctors don't have a clue and just seem interested in doing more tests and prescribing steroids to "see what will happen," which is nothing, except cause you to gain weight.

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Comment from: dee, 45-54 Female Published: May 28

I have experienced EN since approximately 1983-'84. As everyone says, it is extremely painful and takes time to go away. Over the years, I have tried to take notice as to what has happened and what's going on. It seems my EN breakouts occur when I'm exhausted, stressed, and very nervous. It frustrates me greatly that I can't control it. At this time, I have the worst breakout I've ever had. I enjoy outdoor activities and EN limits me greatly to the things I can do because of its appearance.

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