Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:00 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:17 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:42 PM
This sounds similar to the flushing episodes I get when under stress or when I talk too much. Cool cloths to my forehead help, but when it gets bad I wrap ice packs around my head . For me, this has to do with excessive sympathetic activation as my BP goes up and I get chest pain too. I have burning skin all of the time due to neuropathy on my hands, feet, face, and mouth. But my eyes burn too sometimes.
I do use cold washcloths or ice packs but it doesn't seem to work. I don't get chest pain and haven't checked my BP. Is there nothing else we can do? It's a constant thing with me lately and it's very annoying. Have the doctors given you an explanation or any meds that would help this?
Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:00 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:07 PM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:02 AM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:14 PM
I used to get this all the time and it was one of, if not my most bothersome symptom. Nothing to do but lie down and put cool cloths on my head, neck to make it subside a little. Of course, then I would sometimes go into a fit of shiverring and teeth chattering. Also used these things - Cool-danas - that I got at the sporting goods store - bandanas that you wet/freeze that you wear around your head/neck, especially in summer. I also sometimes put cool, wet teabags over my eyes and put pressure on them. That used to be a quick fix for puffy eyes that I'd used before and remembered that it felt soothing so I tried it for the burning eyes symptom and it worked.
Thanks, everyone. It appears that this is something I am just going to have to deal with and hope that it will go away quickly. I'm with you, though, when I do put the cold pack on my head, the rest of my body gets very cold. You can't win!