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  • Natalizia
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    You have given me clarity and relief!!

    Originally posted by Tyr View Post
    Disclaimer: If you wish to reply, please take the time to read and understand my post in its entirety. I understand this will be a very controversial topic, and I am NOT advising anyone to break laws, simply sharing.

    I've been suffering with rosacea that comes and goes to various degrees since I've been about 16, but in recent years (I'm 24) has spread from the sides of my nose to my mouth, chin, and eye areas. I occasionally smoked pot here and there (maybe a few times out of the year) but was never really interested in it. I recently went back to my home town to visit family and friends, I ended up spending the majority of the time with a friend of mine who is quite the stoner (albeit the functional type that maintains a healthy balance in life activities) and ended up smoking almost every day for a month. Amazingly, my rosacea COMPLETELY vanished. This was in Hawaii so we were also going to the beach which means sun, salt, and all the chemicals in sunscreen. Not ONCE did I flair up. Sure enough I got back to Taipei after the month of smoking in Hawaii, and within a day the symptoms came back (pot is very illegal in Asia). It was driving me wild trying to figure out what could be causing it as I am very careful with mold, cleanliness, and health in Taipei, and in Hawaii I didn't even think about what type of face wash or shampoo I was using (very generic stuff containing sulphates etc). Finally when it occurred to me that it could have been the pot, I googled it and found quite a few cases of individuals as surprised as myself that marijuana was their saviour for an otherwise incurable, barely treatable condition that can make social life a living hell.

    Unfortunately I'll have to leave my life in Taipei if I want to treat my skin condition in a healthy and natural way. The only option out here is a Pimecrolimus cream. It works, but it makes my face burn like hell on earth for up to 24 hours following even a light application. I think that's evidence enough to say my body is rejecting said medicine. It's just so ****ed up all the ways marijuana can help people yet it's still illegal due to ignorance, prejudice, or corporate greed

    P.S. I would not choose to smoke marijuana more than perhaps a few times a year if it were not for rosacea, please do not think I'm a stoner looking for any positive light to shed on pot. I have tried countless acupunture sessions, various chinese herbs, I've tried exercising, not exercising, getting sunlight, staying out of the sun, various diet changes, literally the ONLY thing that worked was marijuana.

    Does anyone else have a similar experience with this?
    Thanx man...see I am quite the opposite of you...I am a pot head, or was I should say...the past 5 years at least...the past year very consistent...I have done extensive research on the subject of the benefits of marijuana...and the pros outweigh the cons...unfortunately 2 months ago I was court ordered to be drug tested in order to have time with my child, and obviously to see him I'll do anything...it was probably two weeks after I ended marijuana use that I started to notice my face flare up with this weird redness and small pimples that I have never experienced before in my life(I'm 30) I've had trouble with acne in the past, but this is totally different....needless to say...I can't wait for my probation period to be over so I can go back to marijuana consumption!

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  • Souris24
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    Originally posted by Starlite View Post
    yes, that's it !

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  • Starlite
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    Alright, I'm having WAY to much fun now. LOL "Our generation invented it." Damn right!

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  • Starlite
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    Ha!! I'm in Washington State. This state and Colorado are the first two to legalize it.



    "Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941. "
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  • Starlite
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    "Studies show that patients who accept chemotherapy/radiation treatment are more likely to die sooner then if they had no treatment at all."

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  • Starlite
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    Originally posted by Souris24 View Post
    I once saw a documentary about a young woman who was severely ill with some inflammatory condition (something like arthritis) to the point that she could not do anything anymore and was under heavy medication. She totally recovered by juicing cannabis. Ingesting cannabis this way does not impact the mind the way smoking does. It is actually a very powerful medicine.



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  • Souris24
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    [QUOTE=Tyr;286779]That makes a lot of sense about smoke. The interesting thing about cannabis helping some, is that it doesn't seem to have to be smoked. Ingesting THC in the form of edibles (good old magic brownies) or cannabis oil seems to have the same results for others. [QUOTE]

    I once saw a documentary about a young woman who was severely ill with some inflammatory condition (something like arthritis) to the point that she could not do anything anymore and was under heavy medication. She totally recovered by juicing cannabis. Ingesting cannabis this way does not impact the mind the way smoking does. It is actually a very powerful medicine.

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  • Tyr
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    Originally posted by davem81 View Post
    I cannot personally comment directly on this as I have never smoked marijuana. However..............this may link in to a theory that I hold, that is similarly controversial. I have posted about it before and, while some people have agreed and reported similar experiences to my own, others seem to wish to simply stamp out the discussion.

    What I am referring to is my theory that somehow, smoking (cigarettes) suppressed my rosacea symptoms.

    I am an ex-smoker of 40+ cigarettes per day. I gave up smoking entirely 7 years ago. My rosacea symptoms began, quite abruptly, approximately six and a half years ago, some six months or so after I gave up smoking.

    My rosacea has devastated my life during this period - just to emphasise - it is NOT a trivial issue for me. To the point that I have been sorely tempted on several occasions to test out my theory. But I never actually done so. I do not want to smoke again. I strongly suspect, however, that there is a link. That there is something within cigarette smoke that in certain cases acts to interupt the process of rosacea. One theory I have formed is that one of the many chemicals in smoke may be toxic to demodex mites, making it difficult or impossible for them to inhabit the skin of a smoker. This would potentially explain the flourishing of my symptoms in the period of time after I gave up smoking (and my partial improvement upon subsequently being treated for demodex).

    See here http://emedicine.medscape.com/articl...view#aw2aab6b3 for evidence that this theory (the possible negative association between rosacea, and for that matter, acne, and smoking) is being treated as plausible within the medical community. Look at the section headed 'Negative associations'. ('Negative' in this case meaning that the conditions discussed are LESS likely to occur among smokers).

    As the previous poster stated, this is not a suggestion to anyone to act in a certain way. It is simply an attempt to draw attention and encourage interest in something that may lead to greater and wider understanding of this poorly-understood yet potentially devastating condition.

    That makes a lot of sense about smoke. The interesting thing about cannabis helping some, is that it doesn't seem to have to be smoked. Ingesting THC in the form of edibles (good old magic brownies) or cannabis oil seems to have the same results for others. I cannot personally comment on that as I only smoked via joints, pipes, and bongs whilst in Hawaii. To further provide details for those interested, it took about 1.5-2 weeks to fully clear up, but during that time I was going to the beach almost daily, wearing sunscreen (a fairly cheap basic one at that), eating more junk food than usual, and I even drank alcohol on a few occasions. I normally avoid alcohol as I know that can be a big trigger too. Again, I'm not marking this as a miracle cure, as I have seen in other threads or forums individuals that actually had to quit using cannabis due to rosacea, so it seems as usual, it varies by the case.

    I really don't want to provide false hope or encourage illegal activities, but as someone who was previously uninterested in cannabis (I viewed most smokers as the typical stoner lazy useless type honestly), I can say it was the best feeling having clear skin, and provided I didn't smoke too much, it wasn't hard to function a perfectly normal day. I had the good luck of having very weed-savvy friends that knew what strains of the plant would make you lazy or tired, and what types will give you a light and happy sensation of clarity. I'd be curious to hear back from others about any similar experiences, or if you're lucky enough to live in an area where it isn't illegal, or is at least available medically, it could be worth a shot if nothing else is working yet.

    Unfortunately I can't experiment further as I'm back in Taiwan now and I really don't want to see the inside of a Taiwanese prison due to my rosacea (although some days I honestly consider leaving my entire life here behind if cannabis can really keep me clear)

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  • Tyr
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    Originally posted by davem81 View Post
    I cannot personally comment directly on this as I have never smoked marijuana. However..............this may link in to a theory that I hold, that is similarly controversial. I have posted about it before and, while some people have agreed and reported similar experiences to my own, others seem to wish to simply stamp out the discussion.

    What I am referring to is my theory that somehow, smoking (cigarettes) suppressed my rosacea symptoms.

    I am an ex-smoker of 40+ cigarettes per day. I gave up smoking entirely 7 years ago. My rosacea symptoms began, quite abruptly, approximately six and a half years ago, some six months or so after I gave up smoking.

    My rosacea has devastated my life during this period - just to emphasise - it is NOT a trivial issue for me. To the point that I have been sorely tempted on several occasions to test out my theory. But I never actually done so. I do not want to smoke again. I strongly suspect, however, that there is a link. That there is something within cigarette smoke that in certain cases acts to interupt the process of rosacea. One theory I have formed is that one of the many chemicals in smoke may be toxic to demodex mites, making it difficult or impossible for them to inhabit the skin of a smoker. This would potentially explain the flourishing of my symptoms in the period of time after I gave up smoking (and my partial improvement upon subsequently being treated for demodex).

    See here http://emedicine.medscape.com/articl...view#aw2aab6b3 for evidence that this theory (the possible negative association between rosacea, and for that matter, acne, and smoking) is being treated as plausible within the medical community. Look at the section headed 'Negative associations'. ('Negative' in this case meaning that the conditions discussed are LESS likely to occur among smokers).

    As the previous poster stated, this is not a suggestion to anyone to act in a certain way. It is simply an attempt to draw attention and encourage interest in something that may lead to greater and wider understanding of this poorly-understood yet potentially devastating condition.
    Well the most interesting thing about it when it comes to marijuana is the fact that other's have reported success via edibles or other ways of ingesting THC without actually smoking. I know that cigarettes have insecticidal properties (birds in cities will use cig butts in their nests to keep bugs away for example) and I could see smoking potentially clearing away the demodex mites on the face assuming that is what causes rosacea (honestly I have no idea what line of science to believe in), but there was a fellow on another forum who reported success via making a tea with cannabis oil. Although one would still have to deal with being high to a certain extent on a daily basis, I'm sure if it were an option we'd all accept the trade to be free of rosacea. Again, I'm NOT suggesting anyone break the law, but if anyone lives in an area where cannabis isn't illegal, or they can attempt to get a medical prescription, I'd be very curious to hear from them.

    I'm really desperate, but I don't want to end up in a Taiwanese prison over my rosacea. They're pretty archaic in their perception of cannabis over here.

    In other news, there is apparently a "rosacea specialist" here in Taipei. I'll be making an appointment tomorrow and if anything comes out of it, I'll report back here in this thread.

    I feel your pain though as to how devastating this is. I'm currently working as a model, and managing rosacea is just hell on earth for me as it affects work and social life. Fortunately my skin is no longer puffy and swelling since my little cure trip to Hawaii, so cosmetics can at least provide an adequate cover up on a visual level (itches like hell though from wearing make up too long and I can only imagine how bad it is for it)

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  • Samilynn
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    I'm still a smoker but have given it up several times for long periods of time. I'm a nicotine addict for sure. Anyway in all my past reading & searching for about skin issues and demodex mites. I remember reading some posts on earth clinic in ref to tobacco and mites. There are many strange remedies on that site. Some posters swear that after many other type treatments they finally got ride of mites by eating/ingesting tobacco. I know this can be dangerous/poisonous but desperate people will do most anything to heal when the medical community is not helping. I have not ingested tobacco but I have done some totally stupid things trying to heal myself too. My thoughts were that the nicotine must have some effect on the mites as Bayer and other companies use nicotine based pesticides. It is one of the pesticides they think may be harming the bee colonies.

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  • davem81
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    I cannot personally comment directly on this as I have never smoked marijuana. However..............this may link in to a theory that I hold, that is similarly controversial. I have posted about it before and, while some people have agreed and reported similar experiences to my own, others seem to wish to simply stamp out the discussion.

    What I am referring to is my theory that somehow, smoking (cigarettes) suppressed my rosacea symptoms.

    I am an ex-smoker of 40+ cigarettes per day. I gave up smoking entirely 7 years ago. My rosacea symptoms began, quite abruptly, approximately six and a half years ago, some six months or so after I gave up smoking.

    My rosacea has devastated my life during this period - just to emphasise - it is NOT a trivial issue for me. To the point that I have been sorely tempted on several occasions to test out my theory. But I never actually done so. I do not want to smoke again. I strongly suspect, however, that there is a link. That there is something within cigarette smoke that in certain cases acts to interupt the process of rosacea. One theory I have formed is that one of the many chemicals in smoke may be toxic to demodex mites, making it difficult or impossible for them to inhabit the skin of a smoker. This would potentially explain the flourishing of my symptoms in the period of time after I gave up smoking (and my partial improvement upon subsequently being treated for demodex).

    See here http://emedicine.medscape.com/articl...view#aw2aab6b3 for evidence that this theory (the possible negative association between rosacea, and for that matter, acne, and smoking) is being treated as plausible within the medical community. Look at the section headed 'Negative associations'. ('Negative' in this case meaning that the conditions discussed are LESS likely to occur among smokers).

    As the previous poster stated, this is not a suggestion to anyone to act in a certain way. It is simply an attempt to draw attention and encourage interest in something that may lead to greater and wider understanding of this poorly-understood yet potentially devastating condition.
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  • Tyr
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    What works for my rosacea when nothing else would

    Disclaimer: If you wish to reply, please take the time to read and understand my post in its entirety. I understand this will be a very controversial topic, and I am NOT advising anyone to break laws, simply sharing.

    I've been suffering with rosacea that comes and goes to various degrees since I've been about 16, but in recent years (I'm 24) has spread from the sides of my nose to my mouth, chin, and eye areas. I occasionally smoked pot here and there (maybe a few times out of the year) but was never really interested in it. I recently went back to my home town to visit family and friends, I ended up spending the majority of the time with a friend of mine who is quite the stoner (albeit the functional type that maintains a healthy balance in life activities) and ended up smoking almost every day for a month. Amazingly, my rosacea COMPLETELY vanished. This was in Hawaii so we were also going to the beach which means sun, salt, and all the chemicals in sunscreen. Not ONCE did I flair up. Sure enough I got back to Taipei after the month of smoking in Hawaii, and within a day the symptoms came back (pot is very illegal in Asia). It was driving me wild trying to figure out what could be causing it as I am very careful with mold, cleanliness, and health in Taipei, and in Hawaii I didn't even think about what type of face wash or shampoo I was using (very generic stuff containing sulphates etc). Finally when it occurred to me that it could have been the pot, I googled it and found quite a few cases of individuals as surprised as myself that marijuana was their saviour for an otherwise incurable, barely treatable condition that can make social life a living hell.

    Unfortunately I'll have to leave my life in Taipei if I want to treat my skin condition in a healthy and natural way. The only option out here is a Pimecrolimus cream. It works, but it makes my face burn like hell on earth for up to 24 hours following even a light application. I think that's evidence enough to say my body is rejecting said medicine. It's just so ****ed up all the ways marijuana can help people yet it's still illegal due to ignorance, prejudice, or corporate greed

    P.S. I would not choose to smoke marijuana more than perhaps a few times a year if it were not for rosacea, please do not think I'm a stoner looking for any positive light to shed on pot. I have tried countless acupunture sessions, various chinese herbs, I've tried exercising, not exercising, getting sunlight, staying out of the sun, various diet changes, literally the ONLY thing that worked was marijuana.

    Does anyone else have a similar experience with this?
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