Re: Rosacea or just part of Fibro/Hyprothyroid
Curious with your symptoms, need for Kenalog shots regularly for pain/inflammation and a high + ANA, how were you ruled out for lupus? I would question that conclusion, as your red cheeks, triggered by heat, are a common symptom. Did you see a rheum? Do you know what other labs were done, and why they thought you did NOT have lupus? You abviously have some kind of pain, and evidence of inflammation. I would re-open the case for lupus, and see a new Dr. If you have it, you would feel so much better, on specific treatment for it, rather than treating it symptomatically with steroids and narcotics. Long term steroids can have serious side effects, and there are meds used for lupus that are safer for the long haul, and more effective. Many Drs don't know a lot about lupus, and make mistakes because of misconceptions, in both diagnosing and ruling it out.