Yesterday I had another episode of neck and facial flushing. I was at work and just a little stressed from running behind and I turned bright pink and splotchy mainly on my neck. I also got really overheated and a little shaky. I wasn't nervous or embarased. It lasted for about and hour and a half and then went away. I work as a hairstylist and everyone is asking what's wrong with me. I had an omlete with cheese and a kiwi for breakfast, a salad with shrimp and vege's, mozerella stick, and banana for lunch and about two hours later had the episode. I know shrimp is high in iodine and maybe eggs and dairy too. I think I might have had too much iodine and caused my thyroid levels to spike. I guess I will try to avoid seafood for awhile. I've been trying to eat healthy and it's backfired. Soo annoying! I'm not supposed to get my thyroid levels checked for 6 more weeks, if it happens again I'm calling my DR.
Eggs and dairy are not iodine foods, but the shrimp definately is. I would stay away from seafood for a while....it could have possibly been a reaction to the iodine in the shrimp.
The other thing i would ask is if you had recently taken any supplements? It also sounds like a niacin flush too....
I had 3 more episodes of flushing that were WAY less severe In the following days. It always happens and hour or two after eating and I can feel my body heating up. Then I get the splotchy neck . I do take a Super B complex vitamin all most everyday. Maybe I am getting enough in my diet already and should quit taking this. On two of the days it happened I had steamed asparagus and Brocolli, which are maybe high in B3. The other day I had a salad with greens and a bunch of vegi's. One time I think it was alcohol related, which I've had happen in the past. Thanks for your suggestions. I had never heard of a niacin flush. Blood sugar could be the cause too. The body is so complex!
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