Now, I had chronic urticaria and angiodema for a long time, and it affected the entirety of my body. Within the last few years though, the only time any swelling shows is on my face, and it isn't raised and bumped like swelling of the past. The cheeks are the most swollen areas and feel like a bad sunburn. It doesn't react to Benadryl, that's for sure! It lasted about 18 hours.
A few days later, I brought my doctor a picture of my rash taken later in the day when it had gotten more pronounced.
He said it looked like the malar rash, and to try to get in to his hospital on a day it is there so he can arrange a skin biopsy. He also was going to run another ANA, but I'm sure he won't find anything. It will be some random thing my body concocts for fun.
The endocrinologist also posed the idea of shutting off my ovaries entirely in favor of hormone replacements for the next forever...
Taking my time to think that one over. These are the joys of spending more time with the healthcare system than with friends and family.