In July 2012, I developed chronic facial flushing after receiving two corticosteroid injections in my foot for plantar fasciitis within a 30 day span,and after being prescribed a medrol dosepack for a week during that time. The flushing continues everyday and is often accompanied by a tingling sensation in my tongue and frequent headaches upon awakening. My blood pressure is normal, and I exercise everyday. I have historically had a low white blood count (3.4) for many years without incidents. Other than a low WBC, my other blood tests (thyroid, free and total testosterone, cholesterol, and ANA) are normal. Vitamin D levels are normal. Cholesterol is 170, HDL 60, triglycerides 75 and below, glucose 86. My primary care physician doesn't have an idea what these symptoms mean. I am not sure how to proceed... see an allergist,endocrinologist, or a rheumotologist? Thank you for any advice and your thoughts about a possible disgnosis.
I would say, a rheumatologist, but your neurological symptoms may require something else. The fact that immune suppression and inflammation may have kicked off these problems could suggest that you might have a low-grade chronic infection that did not elevate your WBC or cause low-grade fevers.
If there is a tie-in between your now systemic problems and the plantar fasciitis, the link could be one or more chronic infections. At least that is something to look into.
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