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Fibromyalgia and burning, stinging face?!

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Orangesandlemons82 · 08/10/2021 13:26

Has anyone with fibromyalgia experienced a painful, burning, redness on their face? It feels like it is stinging and is over my whole face with cheeks being the worst. It seems to happen when I am having an episode of pain flaring up, headache and tiredness. It isn't an allergy to anything and goes after a while when I start to feel better.

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Wolfiefan · 08/10/2021 13:28

Me! But I was told it was eczema. The only way I got it under control was with immunosuppressants.


Orangesandlemons82 · 08/10/2021 16:02

@Wolfiefan that's interesting. How did you get the Doctors to take it seriously? It's so painful and looks awful. The only thing that helps is sudocrem and I can't really go out with that on my face Blush

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Wolfiefan · 08/10/2021 16:55

I kept going back before being referred to a dermatologist. They even did a biopsy as they suspected lupus. No one ever linked it to my fibro. One thing that also helped was I had patch testing done. I’m horribly allergic to MI. It’s in a LOT of liquids. Washing up, washing, shampoo, shower gel etc etc. Cutting that out also helped.


lisaandalan · 15/10/2021 23:13

I have fibromyalgia but I only get the burning & stinging on my face if I'm very stressed. Sometimes pins and needs in my face too.


Orangesandlemons82 · 16/10/2021 15:11

Thanks @Wolfiefan @lisaandalan I filled in an econsult with photos and the GP replied that they would contact a dermatologist for their opinion.

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Wolfiefan · 16/10/2021 19:37

That’s great. GPs aren’t always the best to deal with skin issues. Good luck.


deepbreath · 09/12/2021 07:49

Every morning when I got out of bed, it felt like someone was sandpapering my face and was really uncomfortable. Mine would go off after an hour or so. I have no idea what caused it.

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