Newly Diagnosed

I have had strange knots covering my shins for about 4-6 months now. They're so extremely painful, yet no doctor could diagnose me. I had multiple tests and doctors visits, finally I was diagnosed with EN. Is it always reoccurring? Or can it just happen once? Also, if there are any tips on triggers I would be thankful for sharing. I don't understand this condition and feel like there isn't much information on it. If anyone has any advice or merely knows a little about EN, please help me. Also, how long does flare up usually last? I feel like now that I've finally been diagnosed, the knots are disappearing.
An Ep User An EP User
1 Response Jan 9, 2013

It just varies person to person I believe. The literature says they can resolve in 3-6 weeks. I've important you find out the underlying cause- commonly strep bacteria, some medicines, mono. I've read in about 40% of cases they don't know what causes it. I've seen a lot of people talk about theirs recurring. I am in about week 3 of mine and hope it goes away soon- the nodules are starting to fade. Hope no new ones come up. After my diagnosis they tested me for Mono and did an ASO titer to see if I had had strep and didn't know it. Still waiting for these results. Hope you are better by now!