I have a question regarding flourescent lighting..I currently have RA and take Methotrexate for treatment. Lately I have been working several evening shifts in a row, and my office has these types of lights. As the evening progresses my face/cheeks get redder and redder, and even my co-worker made the comment friday evening about how red my face was and it was terribly embarrassing! I have some kind of red, scaly rash around my nose/chin area but just assumed it was getting older since I'm now 40. I'm wondering if it could be caused by the Methotrexate but I have been on it for many years, or if I should be concerned about something more. I am also on Prednisone at 10mg per day, so maybe it could be a reaction from that? and I am just worrying about nothing at all?
Any advice? Back when I was at the university I had this issue but dismissed it as nothing , because when I would go out into the sun I would have the same issue but chalked it up the the MTX. Although the MTX really does keep my facial rash/redness down to a minimum, without it my face looks horrid!