Hi! This is my first post here and I was hoping someone could help me get some answers about a small rash I've had on my neck that comes and goes. It's splotchy, not raised at all, light pink. I've had it now for over a year. It's always in the same spot on the left side of my neck, very low near my shoulder.
Some back story. I'm 33 years old and I've had migraines with aura for about four years now. For a long time I got migraines only once a month with my menstrual cycle, but for the past year and a half I've had daily headache pain and about 16 or more full blown migraines a month. I'm currently on Topamax (100mg) daily and naratriptan. I've been on the Topamax (generic) since February (about three and a half months) and since then my migraines and daily pain have decreased significantly. I also have pretty bad vertigo, and my aura includes slurred speech at times, and some other funny symptoms that would probably be considered mild Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.
The mystery rash started before I was on any of the medications that I'm on now. At the time it was on dime sized pink spot, but now I have about five of them clustered together. Sometimes it seems like it happens right before or during a migraine and I'm wondering if it's related. It doesn't really itch, and it goes away on it's own after a few hours or a few days. It fades to a really light tan color first.
I saw in the comments section on a blog post on this site some people referencing a small rash on the side of their neck as a migraine symptom and I was wondering if anyone who had this would be willing to give a bit more detail? I haven't seen it in any of the symptom lists. I also get hives in the same general area, on the back of my neck up into my hair line.
I'm going to talk to my neurologist the next time I see her, but I was just wondering if anyone else could give me any info about it if it is a migraine symptom. Thanks in advance!