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Rosacea or just part of Fibro/Hyprothyroid

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Rosacea or just part of Fibro/Hyprothyroid

I have been experiencing my cheeks feeling like they are sunburned. It hurts just to rub foundation over them. For about two years, when I get hot my cheeks and chin get really red. I can't even think about drinking, my whole face gets red. If I go out and do any excercising or walking, I am seriously tomato faced. Hot-Cold-spicy food. I make my blush extremely dark coming from my hairline to try and contrast the "ROSIE" cheeks. I have fibromaylgia and I have hyprothyroidism, still trying to ge meds right after a year. The sensitive cheeks just started about 5 days ago. I hate beening indian faced all the time.

I just got changed to Synthoid from Armour Thyroid
Take Ambien to sleep
Hydrocodone for pain
Every three months Kennalog shot for pain & inflammation
Bio-identical hormone treatment-testostrone only (I was a .02)

I have a high positive ANA, but been ruled out LUPUS.
Am I the only one.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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Re: Rosacea or just part of Fibro/Hyprothyroid

Tam090 - sorry you are having such a rough time! Is it possible the new thyroid med is causing your cheeks to be redder than usual? You mentioned, and I have heard others say, how up and down it is trying to get their thryroid meds finalized, so just wondering about that? It's been a few weeks since you wrote in, is there any change yet?
Wishing you peace and comfort,

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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.

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