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SherryBerry72 posted:
Long story short.....my face burns daily. No redness...no marks, nothing! I have been to doctors off and on through the years just to be told it's anxiety/depression. I am not wanting to get on a med, though I am horribly anxious due to the condition.

It is the worse feelign I have ever experienced - way way way worse than natural childbirth.

Has anyone ever dealt w/ this or have any ideas?

I've seen neuros, rheumys, internal and an endo. I've had all the tests run. No answers! It's very painful.
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Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
It's curious that no one thought to send you for an evaluation with a psychologist if they thought this was an anxiety condition. This might have been quite helpful and could have cleared up the doubt as to where it might be coming from.

I don't know what might be causing your burning, but, as you have said, you have seen a variety of specialists and no one seems to know what it is. Is there any time that it seems to go away or is it constant? I think there are a number of questions that need to be answered and I would expect that some psychological testing by a licensed psychologists might help with this. If it is an anxiety disorder, then there are techniques that can be used to help you with this.

Please consider this option.
 
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SherryBerry72 replied to Patricia Farrell, PhD's response:
It comes and goes. It is much better in the evenings when I'm able to relax. Even when I don't feel anxious, though, it can come on. The heat intensifies it. The sun can feel excruciating.

I will try to get in to see a psychiatrist. I've seen a therapist, but didn't stick with it due to the cost.

Thanks for your response Dr. Farrell.


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