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burning skin

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  • Posted By: kittykat
  • December 17, 2006
  • 05:59 PM

can anyone help me?for a couple of years now i have had this very strange affliction.my skin burns every so often it is hot to touch and feels like it is swelling but it is not..it mostly happens to my lower legs but also to my face..it feels like menopausal hot flushes but it is not as i am 57 and past the menopause.....also unlike the menopause it does not come and go quickly sometimes it lasts almost an hour..i dont appear to have any other symptoms.....
it is very uncomfortable and i should love to know what it is and can i do anything about it..
please help me to find out what the devil it is
thanks
kittykat

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  • I started having what we call "flushing" which is red, hot, dry and slightly swelling of the knees (at first only the left one but now when ever and area starts to flush it happens bilaterally. It started in the knees and now happens at the elbows, wrists and my face on the cheeks only. Once when it was particularly bad it was on my chest too. It isn't welted. The joints feel tight and I am using them less because the heat makes them hurt. Nothing helps. I have a sinus infection and am on the only antibiotic for me. The sensation is like a heating pad on high that I can not cool except by putting a fan on it directly and for a long time. I have used wet towels but I tend to dry them as if they are in a drier. 15 doctors have examined this condition and everyone said I needed a Rhumatologist. I went and he said I needed Mayo clinic. The doc did RA testing but I was on steroids which skewed the results, today I went to get them redone so I will update. This hurts and I am on morphine.
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