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    Does anyone have the same reaction while reading or driving. The only time I getting burning on my face is when I am driving (not a passenger), or when I am reading. I have known about the driving part for the last couple of years but I didn't connect the reading part til yesterday. I have had problems sleeping forthe last couple of years(same time my rosacea came back).The reason for me noticing the burning from reading is because I read last night to see if it would help me sleep(reading use to put me out like a light).And now it makes sence that when I read prints at work I get burning and swelling. I am trying to see if reading/driving can cause anxiety. I am going to go see a neurologist in a couple of weeks about my insomnia and I am going to ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70r View Post
    Does anyone have the same reaction while reading or driving. The only time I getting burning on my face is when I am driving (not a passenger), or when I am reading. I have known about the driving part for the last couple of years but I didn't connect the reading part til yesterday. I have had problems sleeping forthe last couple of years(same time my rosacea came back).The reason for me noticing the burning from reading is because I read last night to see if it would help me sleep(reading use to put me out like a light).And now it makes sence that when I read prints at work I get burning and swelling. I am trying to see if reading/driving can cause anxiety. I am going to go see a neurologist in a couple of weeks about my insomnia and I am going to ask him.
    Wow, it almost sounds as if concentration is making you flush. So strange -- I would have thought it would be just the opposite. I hope you get to the bottom of this. Please let us know as you figure it out.

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    I suffer from this as well.

    I don't drive, so I can't comment on that activity, but I can tell you that anything which involves concentration has the potential to trigger flushing. Really bad flushing. And flushing can trigger burning.
    Even enjoyable activities, so it has nothing to do with anxiety. Although of cause, it is stressful not being able to enjoy things I like to do.

    After many years of battle, I was finally in pretty good shape around August last year. Previously I had to frequently apply an icepack to my face to beat back flushing. In my case, flushing left unattended continues until my face engorges. It does lots of vascular damage.
    Anyway, as I said I was doing pretty well and I felt such relief. I was going out more and hardly needed my ice pack and when I did, it was just a brief application. Some days I suffered more, but compared to how I was, it was a grand respite for me.

    Then I became involved in a legal battle which had me sitting at the computer typing up pages of information.
    Computer time has ALWAYS been a huge trigger for me. Instead of taking a break ( mostly due to time restraints), I kept at it, until my face couldn't handle it any more.
    Now, I am a severe flusher again, PLUS I have constant outbreaks of P&P's. Something I have not had in a number of years.
    Burning too. I look a real mess some days.

    Ok, the case was stressful, but I have had lots of stress in my life over the years.
    What did me in was the intense concentration required for pages of typing at the computer.
    I can't tell you exactly what happens physically, but in my case, it seems like the vessels dilate and the blood pools in my face. Pressure builds up, I redden, I flush, I burn.
    I could kick myself for not limiting my typing sessions, because 5 months later, I am still in a bad state.

    Out of interest, does sleeping, or the approach to sleep trigger burning/flushing in you?
    It does in me, but no where near as much as it used to.

    I find that if I do want to read, I have to hold the book comfortably, and keep my head tilted upwards, rather than looking down. And take lots of breaks.
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    I can go a whole day at work and not flush and then hop into my car to home and it starts almost instantly. By the time i get home (about 10-15 minutes) it's a full blown flush and often with a burning sensation.

    For some reason after lunch is my critical time. I sometimes eat lunch in the car then recline back to rest a bit and i flush.

    If i use a computer at work i can feel it......but only after lunch!!! I've tried many different food combinations and can 99% rule out anything nutritionally being the cause.

    It actually ruins my day and i get very angry. I really want to get to the bottom of it for good. Surely there has to be something for it, there has to be!!!

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    I am pretty similar. Although i do get some burning during the day, I tend to burn more when i am at home sitting up in bed or just watching tv or surfing the net. My redness comes out more at night, which i suppose is better than during the day. I am only a new rosacean (8 or 9 weeks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigW View Post
    I can go a whole day at work and not flush and then hop into my car to home and it starts almost instantly. By the time i get home (about 10-15 minutes) it's a full blown flush and often with a burning sensation.

    For some reason after lunch is my critical time. I sometimes eat lunch in the car then recline back to rest a bit and i flush.

    If i use a computer at work i can feel it......but only after lunch!!! I've tried many different food combinations and can 99% rule out anything nutritionally being the cause.

    It actually ruins my day and i get very angry. I really want to get to the bottom of it for good. Surely there has to be something for it, there has to be!!!
    Could be air conditioning in the car? Maybe you eat carbohydrates during lunch or before you head home? Maybe sunlight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by downbythebay View Post
    Could be air conditioning in the car? Maybe you eat carbohydrates during lunch or before you head home? Maybe sunlight?
    Thanks for the possibles but i can rule all them out. I actually feel better outside. I'm thinking it may have something to do with fluro lighting and computers but who knows?

    Yesterday i made an appointment to have a Gemini Laser treatment for this Monday. I've been reading about Neurovascular Rosacea as i seem to have symtoms relating more to this than any other Rosacea symptoms.

    I'm actually dipping into our holiday fund to pay for it so it had better do something. I'm all outta ideas!!

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Wow, it almost sounds as if concentration is making you flush. So strange -- I would have thought it would be just the opposite. I hope you get to the bottom of this. Please let us know as you figure it out.

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    Concentration can be a trigger, for sure. I also think for driving it has something to do with posture and balancing fluid pressure or something like that inside your body. I remember for a long time I couldn't sit down at all--I was standing all day and slept on an incline. I would literally just have to sit down at my computer and my face would start to get warm, then burn after awhile. It was incredibly frustrating.
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