To all the rosacea sufferers here: do you get facial tingling/numbness/pins and needles? Is it a common symptom? I have been having these symptoms but strictly only on the left hand side of my face (starting from just under my eye, to down my cheek) for about 3 - 4 months now. It's in a very specific area. If I put something cold on the tingling/numb part, I can't feel it as much as I can on the right side. Could this be considered flushing?
I was diagnosed with rosacea the middle of last year when I reacted badly to some cosmetics, but after the reaction settled down my skin has been fine (I never had the tingling when I was "diagnosed"). That, along with the fact that the doctor I saw was extremely incompetent, led myself and everyone else around me to conclude that their rosacea diagnosis was incorrect. My face goes red occasionally, just like any person's without rosacea would. When it does go red, it's only in one very, very small spot (coincidentally on the left side).
I only recently thought of getting my facial tingling checked out, and the doctor said it could be a myriad of neurological problems (nerve damage, MS, etc etc). I saw a neurologist and he said it was imperative to get an MRI done to scan my brain, and said that because it was in such a specific area it couldn't be anything skin problem related like rosacea. Although today, there was a tiny red spot near my tingling, most of the time I'll tingle without any redness present.
As the MRI is $600, I wanted to ask any rosacea sufferers if they've experienced this sort of thing along with their rosacea? I don't want to waste my money if it's just going to be something that could be rosacea related. Even though I don't appear to have rosacea like my doctor said last year, I understand that there are mild cases of rosacea which could fit the bill?
Any responses/suggestions welcome