Face flush from overactive day?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cureforpain, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. cureforpain

    cureforpain New Member

    Hi, One of my CFS symptoms has always been that when I've been too active and had too much stimulation (a lot of conversations, a lot going on around me, etc) in a day, my face gets flushed, mostly my cheeks. And it will stay that way until I get into bed and rest for a few hours.

    It's one of the markers my family use to tell when I am overdoing it. I can usually feel that my face is hot, and know that I am pushing myself too hard because I also feel achey all over like I am running on empty, but may also be enjoying myself with my activities or feel I need to finish them. It helps having someone else stop me.

    How common is this for CFS sufferers here?

    Erica
  2. Aeryn

    Aeryn New Member

    I get that. Thought it was from my Irish blood! Been meaning to buy green tinged make up base to help hide it! (^:

    A
  3. MissRachel

    MissRachel New Member

    Hi Erica,

    I have Fm and I get flushed as well. It lasts for hours and will not go away even if I spash cold water on my face. I guess we'd be easy to pick out of a crowd LOL!

    Rachel
  4. GooGooGirl

    GooGooGirl New Member

    I have Fibro, not CFS and I get flushed very easily if I get excited or over do it. My cheeks get very hot and red and I have to just lay down and relax for a while. Sometimes it lasts for hours.
  5. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    I thought it was only me! Yes, I get the red flush when I overdo myself. My neck and upper chest also get red. It takes a few hours to go away. I was diagnosed with fibro at 45, I am now 47 but I think I've always had the tendency to flush so I don't know how much is related to the fibro (?)
  6. tansy

    tansy New Member

    my friends and family have learnt it's not a good sign because I can be very unwell later. The opposite can happen too, pallor and then really unwell.

    This DD just likes to keep everyone guessing.

    Cheers

    Tansy
    [This Message was Edited on 08/06/2003]
  7. Plantscaper

    Plantscaper New Member

    I have had this for a long time (with an overactive or overlystressful day), but not prior to this disease, however, I am light-skinned..but one doc I went to called it Ecxzema (have wondered about that diagnosis..he was not a skin specialist), but I can only get rid of it with cortizone cream..But, it produces very hot red skin and it stays this way until I get a night's sleep and/or treat with cortizone..I thought I was the only one with this symptom..

    Plantscaper
  8. Hinemoa

    Hinemoa New Member

    but I get very flushed when I get over-wrought.

    S.
  9. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I have this, and my holistic doctor told me it is one of the classic symptoms of an underactive thyroid. Get a thyroid panel done including a free T3 and make sure your doc knows the "normal" range for thyroid TSH has been lowered to less than 3.0., or less than 2.0 if it runs in your family. Treatment with natural Armour Thyroid has helped me and many others here. Type in "Armour Thyroid" in the search messages space at the top of the page and you can read lots of previous discussion on this.
    Klutzo