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Old 05-23-2013, 08:54   #11
 
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Sorry to be so late in replying, but I just ran across this thread and when I saw this...

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my eyes get gukie and blurry, I can see the heat float in front of my eyes the way you see the heat come off a hot road.
it got my attention. My face gets beet red when I exert myself, especially if it is hot, like working outside in the summer or walking on the treadmill without a fan blowing on me. My eyes don't get gukie or blurry, but if I am wearing glasses when my face turns red, I have never seen any heat waves, but the heat from my eyes fogs up my glasses. Well, this is the first time I have ever admitted the eye thing to anyone. It seemed so weird to me that I've never even told my doc. but now that I know I'm not the only one, maybe not as strange as I thought.

Anyway, this has been going on since I was 20. I am now 69. The diabetes didn't show up until I was 67, so I know that can't have anything to do with it. I asked my doc about the red face thing and he said since my blood pressure is always low-normal and I have no health issues (So far I don't take any medication of any kind for anything.) he said it is caused by getting overheated. He told me to keep well hydrated when I know I will be in the heat, and try not to over exert myself to the point where I can get overheated.

In my case, I'm not that fond of water and need to force myself to drink a whole lot more of the stuff.

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Anyway, this has been going on since I was 20. I am now 69.
This is happened to me. But specifically, I remember that it happened on day I had a Near Drowning experience. It was sort of traumatic and scary, but nothing really serious. It was that very day people started to ask me if I was "ok" and that my face was beet read.

I started needing to sleep with a fan on my face, (hadn't before that.) I still cannot sleep without a fan. My face burns as I just got down shaving with a old razor. And my head sweats something horrible. I will soak both sides of my pillow in the night, (sometimes even with a fan.)

I know now that the night sweats are caused by high BG. But the red face doesn't seem associated with High BG. I've checked my sugar and blood pressures and they were good.

Later I read a book called, "Healing Hypertension." A doctor swears that Hypertension is related to traumas or unprocessed emotions, especially from young. For example, for your favorite Aunt died when you were 2 and all you know is that she just disappeared. No one told you because they were trying to protect you.

He claims that if you can revisit the trauma emotionally, (with a therapist) that you can clear that memory. Otherwise, thee body is in a constant state of "tension."

I really related to the idea, because I had nearly drown that day. I have had many other trauma, and I'm sure that many people do, but because the red face started that day, I really wonder if it isn't true.


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My face flushes with exertion, and it doesn't take much either. My head sweats (along with the rest of me), even though others in the same environment may be chilled, but at least the rest of me can evaporate readily . . . my head sweating soaks my hair at the nape of my neck and occasionally beads of sweat trickle down my sideburns. It makes it really tempting to shave my head so it can evaporate like everywhere else! I really wouldn't mind being bald, except that regular shaving would be a PIA . . . I've always been thankful I'm of the female persuasion & not needing a daily shave!

Oh yeah - I always need a fan blowing at me too . . . daytime, nighttime, anytime.




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I flush when I'm concentrating. It's such a pain. It has nothing to do with actual exertion. If I know I'm going to the store to find something I've never bought before, I'll wear a headband because I know the concentration of scanning the store shelves will make me sweat. So weird.

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I was diagnosed with rosacea by my dermatologist about ten years ago. My main symptoms are hot, red blotches on my cheeks and sometimes on my neck. I notice it most when I'm overheated, but not from exertion. Wearing a hat or taking a hot shower can bring it on. It doesn't seem to correlate with illness or BGLs.

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I was diagnosed with rosacea by my dermatologist about ten years ago. My main symptoms are hot, red blotches on my cheeks and sometimes on my neck. I notice it most when I'm overheated, but not from exertion. Wearing a hat or taking a hot shower can bring it on. It doesn't seem to correlate with illness or BGLs.
I immediately did research when this happened and thought that might be it, but the doc and I really couldn't make the symptoms fix. I tried all the medicines for it and nothing ever helped.

One day, years ago, I drank almost a half gallon of Jim Beam. I couldn't walk very well, but when I got to the bathroom and looked in the mirror, I was pretty shocked. I was quite pale, which means normal for others. My checks were even less puffy. I was almost good looking and I darn near liked myself. But it could have been the booze talking. Never got to skin color again. Even when I get pale now, it just means that around my nose and mouth are pale, but my cheeks are still red.

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