Okay, so I don't have pityriasis rosea and it wasn't a virus fluey thing that interfered with my marathon. Apparently I am experiencing a full body allergic reaction to something....oh fun.
I was covered in big blotchy spots as of end of day yesterday and figured it was the pr I was diagnosed with yesterday...this morning woke up at 4, had to pee, and took a look in the mirror and it wasn't pretty (not that big splotchy spots were). My eyelids were all puffed up and I was covered from the neck down with what looks like red measles. So I hopped into the car and drove back to emergency at which time they made the diagnosis of allergic reaction to something. I've eaten nothing different and can't imagine what it would be. It was slow coming on (took about 6 days from first symptom to reach this point) so it must be something I am exposed to on a continual basis. I was not in my house for 3 of the 6 days, so can't imagine that is something specific within my environment....so I am off to see my doc tomorrow for a referral to an allergist.
For the rest of the day, I'll live in a bendryl world getting the rash under control, and back to hoping someone can find an answer.