Skin flushed

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tonijo, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. tonijo

    tonijo New Member

    In the pas t few days my skin looks red kind of like I am flushed. There is no rash or buning or itching. Does anyone else get this flushed look?
    tonijo
  2. tonijo

    tonijo New Member

    In the pas t few days my skin looks red kind of like I am flushed. There is no rash or buning or itching. Does anyone else get this flushed look?
    tonijo
  3. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    Yes, I get this all the time and sometimes there is no burning with it ,but sometimes there is. My Rheumy says it is due to the dysautonomia that many FS pts. have.
    In my case, it is usually caused by aerobic insufficiency due to lifting something heavy (I have an MVP), or overexerting myself in some other way, or by eating or drinking something that raises my unstable blood pressure, or by getting angry enough to raise it. An overly warm room will also cause my face to flush.
    When it also burns, it seems to be at least partially caused by eating too many acidic foods in one day.
    Also, check to make sure you are not taking a large dose of niacin in a multivitamin or any other supplement. Niacin is notorious for causing flushing. So is high bllod pressure, so get yours checked if you haven't. Good luck getting to the bottom of this...I know it's frustrating.
    Klutzo
  4. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    Hello. I certainly feel for you. I've seen multiple doctors, but nobody has any idea of my flaming skin.

    I get a very localized bad sunburn which is very, very hot to the touch. It only appears on my face or ears, rarely on the forehead or nose, never below the neck or jaw line. This has been going on for 5+ years & is not an allergic reaction to food. It's not roseacia (sp?) & it's nothing like my psoriasis.

    It happens about 5 nights a week. An intensely hot & painful spot moves about my face for hours or stays in one area for hours. For example, last night between 3:30am & 5am it was only in the right ear. Other times it will be in the left cheek, then migrate to the right jaw, back to the left earlobe, then start over again. Many people have seen it in public, even when I was in water therapy class & once when I was walking out of a doctor's office at 5:30pm, though it normally only happens from about 2pm to 6am. (Yes, I am definitely on some sort of sleeping schedule that puts me in the Pacific Ocean, not on the East Coast of USA.)

    My allergist has declared it's not in his area; the rheumatolgist has said no, as has my gynecologist. One doctor suggested a stomach hormone as a possiblity, but other MDs dismissed that. One doctor guessed it was due to irregular blood circulation.

    I write in my health journal when the flame happens, how long it lasts & any migration flow. I've also documented it with photos. It hasn't appeared tonight, but it's still early.

    Best healthy thoughts to all.


  5. blast

    blast New Member

    I remember going to the doctors with my diagnosis of FMS/CFS and my internist said we need to check you for LUPUS. (The diagnosis was from an infectious disease specialist).
    Anyway, I said why?, and she said that my face was very red and looked sorta sun-burned! I said I had not been out in the sun and I had noticed this "rash" for the past few months, off and on. She did the lupus test and guess what? Waste of my money again! Wish doctors would listen to the patient. They know their body the best, don't ya think?
    Have you had any lupus tests done? It is just blood work, and I would check to rule it out.
    Good Luck,
    Sherri