After weeks and weeks of searching online for something that sounds like what I have I stumbled upon this: epidermolysis bullosa (acquisita)
Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of inherited disorders in which skin blisters develop in response to minor injury. Minor mechanical friction or trauma will separate the layers of the skin and form blisters.
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is a chronic subepidermal blistering disease associated with autoimmunity to type VII collagen within anchoring fibril structures that are located at the dermoepidermal junction.:609Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita usually appears in adults over age 50, although it can occur in children. It is linked to Crohn's disease (an inflammatory bowel disease) and possibly lupus. Adults with this type of epidermolysis bullosa may also have symptoms of these other conditions.
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is an autoimmune blistering
disease that is mediated by antibodies against collagen VII, which is
the major component of the anchoring fibrils in the lamina densa of the
Needless to say, now that I know that a dermatologist is the one that could hypothetically diagnose something like this and its most likely NOT rheumatoid related - I am making an appointment. Even if I dont have this, they would be the best ones to guess what is the culprit.
Just reading the phrase: Minor mechanical friction or trauma will separate the layers of the skin and form blisters.
Makes me feel like I might not actually be losing my mind because that is EXACTLY what happens. Its like someone took my words I was trying to say and typed them in a complete legible thought! I hardly do anything to cause these especially nothing that would normally cause blisters or lumps to form.
Anywho... I wont let Dr. Google totally diagnose me but its good to know there is something possibly out there that might explain the weirdness. I posted this information in here to follow-up with my initial post but also in case anyone ever experiences something similar. Apparently the family of these conditions have a WIDE variety of manifestations so even if you aren't a "classic textbook" case - you might still fall under the title.
Edited by abbyrhoades - 26 May 2012 at 5:25pm