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DaBu2112 01-15-2007 10:41 PM

Facial Flushing aggravating me!!
Every night, usually around the same time...9pm or a bit later, I get facial flushing. Sometimes it's only in 1 ear, then it goes down to my face and won't let up for hours.

I don't think it has anything to do with eating, I just can't figure it out. This started about a month ago and it's really driving me up the wall. I don't think I have high blood pressure or anything either. Any ideas anyone?

Elektrykeye 01-16-2007 08:17 AM

Re: Facial Flushing aggravating me!!
Are you taking any vitamins or supplements? One in particular (I believe Niacin) can cause flushing.

DaBu2112 01-16-2007 09:08 PM

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Nope, no vitamins or supplements.

jimmielegs 01-24-2007 02:10 PM

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Menopause? Hot flashes? Depending on your age, this could be it. Usually hot flashes or night sweats don't last for long, but I have read that it's possible.

I "solve" my hot flashes by either (1) getting to a really cold place, like outdoors, or (2) keeping a small fan nearby. I find that if I can cool myself off, the flashes are over quickly.

DaBu2112 01-24-2007 08:56 PM

Re: Facial Flushing aggravating me!!
There's one problem with that, I'm a male, LOL. I'm 27 years old as well.

jimmielegs 01-26-2007 02:50 PM

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OK, then, DaBu - no menopause for you!

Do have your BPressure checked out just to be sure. And, are you on any meds (new meds) that could be causing the prob?

Misty800 01-26-2007 03:23 PM

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Sensitive sympathetic nervous system is most likely the cause. I have a son with this problem, he is in his late 30's now. He had this problem as a child and it has not gone away.

Do you know of anyone else in your family that has this problem? If so, it may be an inherited trait.

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