228686 tn?1211558307
Detox Rash?
Does anyone else get this? When I'm dropping in dose or under stress (same difference) I get a butterfly like rash on my face (not really forehead, across nose/cheeks and lower half of face).

No, I don't believe it's lupus, by the way!
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271792 tn?1334983257
I have seen that with stress, but not with detox.
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199177 tn?1332183097
I have to say I have never heard of it durning detox either .......... I hope it gets better :)
avis
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228686 tn?1211558307
At it's worst it gets somewhat bright and shiny red, and feels...tight. It doesn't hurt, but it is uncomfortable.
I swear I look like a burn victim. It's rather embarrassing. I suppose the stress from detoxing/tapering is bring it on. Ugh.
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228686 tn?1211558307
i almost forgot; what exactly is lupus? Someone suggested it and I dismissed it as I recall it being a serious disease with debilitating symptoms, which I don't have (I hope!)
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199177 tn?1332183097
that almost sounds like an allergic reaction to something ????
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306867 tn?1299253309
I used to get a rash on my face when I was stressed out. Sounds a little like yours. I would also get it on my eyelids. The doctor told me it was seboria (never thought you could get it on your face)  He said it was due to stress and I had to wash my face with medicated shampoo. A shampoo with tar in it. It worked and I don't have much of a problem with it anymore. Maybe worth a shot.  Good luck.
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Mine stung a little if I got sweaty,  I guess most people get it in their scalp. Oh not lucky me right on my face it went, and never on my scalp.
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352798 tn?1399301754
A friend of ours has lupus. What you are describing is very similar. Lupus is an auto-immune disease. That's all I really know. It still could be detox too. We have messed up our bodies for so long that they have been running just to maintain. It isn't able to cope with other things because we are creating to much stress on the whole system. As we detox, the body is now trying to dump the stuff it stored and couldn't deal with when we overloaded. This is a simplistic view but gets the idea across.
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228686 tn?1211558307
Mary that sounds exactly the same (stinging when sweaty). I don't get it on my eyelids, though, that sounds awful. I have tried the tar shampoo, and hydro cortisone, and I can never tell if it's helping or not. It must be stress. Although I suppose I'll have to see a specialist (again). I've gotten it in a milder form for years, but this year it's been really bad when it happens. I gave up on getting a solution, but what with it being this bad, and being told there are "advances" in the derma field in the last ten years (haven't bothered seeing a doc about it in that long) I suppose I should give it a try.

I did some googling and was disturbed to read it's a progressive illness that can lead to...disfiguring and scarring if not taken seriously as you get older. So if I want to stay my beautiful self, I'll have to take it seriously. :)

Among the listed causes, one was eating to fast (which I do, dinner time was survival of the fastest at my home growing up). How the heck can eating to fast cause a rash?!?!
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When I had it , it was really bad , but I haven't had a bout of it in years.  They told me you have it for the rest of your life, it just flares up at times of stress.  I also eat very fast. I'm one of those people that is always in a hurry.  Don't know how that could cause a rash either. lol  This was many years ago, so I'm sure they have new and improved medications now. lol

Don't worry about the disfiguring.  I am still really good looking. lololo
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349263 tn?1200802657
sorry to hear you're so uncomfortable! like we aren't already dealing with enough ****!

My older sister Kris has lupus and her face sounds the same as what your experiencing. I was just in Cali visiting my family September and when I saw her face it looked like a "pimple break out" and reddish around her cheeks.  She was diagnosed about 7 years ago, and of course it has progressed. However, she has many other "lifetime illnesses" she deals with, and is on so very many different drugs ...she actually has a morphine pump in her tummy that feeds directly to the spinal cord! so I don't even think her Dr's know if it's the lupus, medication, stress or other.

I do know that while I was there she was using frozen, wet bandanas to soothe the pain. So that may help a little?

I know when I have been "really high" at times, i would get itchy - it was everywhere though, and there's never a rash.

Like Mary said also- It could be the "stress thing", this is a highly stressful time for us all -  I am also tapering down.

I do hope you feel some relief soon, savas. I'm sure you're miserable when it flares up! You too Mary, by the way!

Have a great night friends!
Feel A Hug!
~shel~
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