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    Here's my Mirvaso Experience.

    A little background info on me.
    I'm 25, male, white with fair skin. My rosacea is fairly moderate with lots of flushing. I've had rosacea (officially diagnosed by a derm) for about 7 years, but probably longer than that. I've tried the following medications: Metrogel, Bionect, Finacea, Retin-A, Oracea, Monocycline and Doxycycline. For the past year I've been on Oracea and Bionect with the best results out of all the other things I've been on over the years. My regimen is usually bionect at night, cerave hydrating cleanser day and night, oracea in the afternoon. That is all. No other supplements or drugs other than oracea and bionect.

    My deem decided to put me on Mirvaso in October 2013. I was on it for about 5 weeks and tried to stick it through, but here it is. At first, it helped for about a week, I applied it on my face at about 8am and it was fine, worked pretty well at preventing flushing, but once 12pm/1pm hit, I would be severely, severely flushed for the rest of the day. Usually right when I had lunch around noon/1pm it would wear off and I would flush like crazy. My face would burn and it was extremely red/purple wherever I applied the Mirvaso. This was the worst I've ever experienced! After a week or two, I finally made my own system where I'd apply it around 8am and another application around 12pm, then I noticed it would last until about 4pm. It seems like for me it would wear off after about 3-4 hours. After a few weeks of suffering, I realized this just wasn't working. I went to my derm for the next appointment and she said to stop using it right away. She said there is no such thing as rebound flushing, but what happens is that the blood vessels in your face are being vasoconstricted. This causes wastes and co2 to build up in your vessels in your face, then once the medicine wears off, you will vasodilate really bad and the waste products get washed out. Not necessarily rebound flushing but some call it that, as I did too. Anyways, whatever its called or termed, it happened to me. The rebound flushing was extremely bad, causing me to get insanely red/purple and really hot on the face. I never experienced that before, it was so bad to an extreme. I reported it to the FDA and hopefully this won't happen to others, it's a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE MEDICINE!

    So, after the 4-5 weeks of taking Mirvaso, waiting for it to work and sticking it through, my derm said stop it and I stopped it right that day. That day she gave me an Neo Yag laser treatment which really really helped. That was my second treatment and it helped so much!

    I didn't take the Mirvaso the next day and I did have some flushing, but after a few days it went back to normal. The laser helped me so much, more than anything I've ever tried. I had my 3rd Yag laser treatment a month ago and my rosacea has been better than it's ever been, hardly any flushing and redness!

    I strongly advise against Mirvaso. For me, I've never felt that redness/flushing in my life until I took that cream. I was so anti-social for a month, hated to go out in public because this cream was making my redness so much worst, flushing me like never before in places I have never flushed before, like my temple area, forehead and chin. This was so bad!!

    For me, I've learned laser treatments are the way to go. I've spent so much on creams, gels, lotions, pills over the years. It makes so much more sense to spend the few hundred on laser treatments instead of all the medication copays and time wasted with the topicals that don't seem to work.

    Anyways, this is my two cents and hope it helps others.

    FYI- My derm is a co-author of the original research in Mirvaso in Atlanta. She knows a TON about Mirvaso and runs a Rosacea clinic here in Atlanta treating thousands of rosacea patients. She told me some people just can't tolerate Mirvaso- once you have the "rebound flushing" after a few days/week and it persists, she said to stop taking it right away!

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    • Thanks dedek981 for your report which makes #79

      If you could ask your doctor if she would be willing to volunteer on the RRDi MAC that would be much appreciated.
      Brady Barrows
      Blog - Join the RRDi


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      • I having same problem with mirvaso , help!!!! What is you dr. Name?

        Originally posted by ddek981 View Post
        Here's my Mirvaso Experience.

        A little background info on me.
        I'm 25, male, white with fair skin. My rosacea is fairly moderate with lots of flushing. I've had rosacea (officially diagnosed by a derm) for about 7 years, but probably longer than that. I've tried the following medications: Metrogel, Bionect, Finacea, Retin-A, Oracea, Monocycline and Doxycycline. For the past year I've been on Oracea and Bionect with the best results out of all the other things I've been on over the years. My regimen is usually bionect at night, cerave hydrating cleanser day and night, oracea in the afternoon. That is all. No other supplements or drugs other than oracea and bionect.

        My deem decided to put me on Mirvaso in October 2013. I was on it for about 5 weeks and tried to stick it through, but here it is. At first, it helped for about a week, I applied it on my face at about 8am and it was fine, worked pretty well at preventing flushing, but once 12pm/1pm hit, I would be severely, severely flushed for the rest of the day. Usually right when I had lunch around noon/1pm it would wear off and I would flush like crazy. My face would burn and it was extremely red/purple wherever I applied the Mirvaso. This was the worst I've ever experienced! After a week or two, I finally made my own system where I'd apply it around 8am and another application around 12pm, then I noticed it would last until about 4pm. It seems like for me it would wear off after about 3-4 hours. After a few weeks of suffering, I realized this just wasn't working. I went to my derm for the next appointment and she said to stop using it right away. She said there is no such thing as rebound flushing, but what happens is that the blood vessels in your face are being vasoconstricted. This causes wastes and co2 to build up in your vessels in your face, then once the medicine wears off, you will vasodilate really bad and the waste products get washed out. Not necessarily rebound flushing but some call it that, as I did too. Anyways, whatever its called or termed, it happened to me. The rebound flushing was extremely bad, causing me to get insanely red/purple and really hot on the face. I never experienced that before, it was so bad to an extreme. I reported it to the FDA and hopefully this won't happen to others, it's a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE MEDICINE!

        So, after the 4-5 weeks of taking Mirvaso, waiting for it to work and sticking it through, my derm said stop it and I stopped it right that day. That day she gave me an Neo Yag laser treatment which really really helped. That was my second treatment and it helped so much!

        I didn't take the Mirvaso the next day and I did have some flushing, but after a few days it went back to normal. The laser helped me so much, more than anything I've ever tried. I had my 3rd Yag laser treatment a month ago and my rosacea has been better than it's ever been, hardly any flushing and redness!

        I strongly advise against Mirvaso. For me, I've never felt that redness/flushing in my life until I took that cream. I was so anti-social for a month, hated to go out in public because this cream was making my redness so much worst, flushing me like never before in places I have never flushed before, like my temple area, forehead and chin. This was so bad!!

        For me, I've learned laser treatments are the way to go. I've spent so much on creams, gels, lotions, pills over the years. It makes so much more sense to spend the few hundred on laser treatments instead of all the medication copays and time wasted with the topicals that don't seem to work.

        Anyways, this is my two cents and hope it helps others.

        FYI- My derm is a co-author of the original research in Mirvaso in Atlanta. She knows a TON about Mirvaso and runs a Rosacea clinic here in Atlanta treating thousands of rosacea patients. She told me some people just can't tolerate Mirvaso- once you have the "rebound flushing" after a few days/week and it persists, she said to stop taking it right away!

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        • WHAT IS YOUR DR. NAME IN ATLATA i need help , I USED IT AS WELL BAD BAD STUFF!!!!!

          Originally posted by ddek981 View Post
          Here's my Mirvaso Experience.

          A little background info on me.
          I'm 25, male, white with fair skin. My rosacea is fairly moderate with lots of flushing. I've had rosacea (officially diagnosed by a derm) for about 7 years, but probably longer than that. I've tried the following medications: Metrogel, Bionect, Finacea, Retin-A, Oracea, Monocycline and Doxycycline. For the past year I've been on Oracea and Bionect with the best results out of all the other things I've been on over the years. My regimen is usually bionect at night, cerave hydrating cleanser day and night, oracea in the afternoon. That is all. No other supplements or drugs other than oracea and bionect.

          My deem decided to put me on Mirvaso in October 2013. I was on it for about 5 weeks and tried to stick it through, but here it is. At first, it helped for about a week, I applied it on my face at about 8am and it was fine, worked pretty well at preventing flushing, but once 12pm/1pm hit, I would be severely, severely flushed for the rest of the day. Usually right when I had lunch around noon/1pm it would wear off and I would flush like crazy. My face would burn and it was extremely red/purple wherever I applied the Mirvaso. This was the worst I've ever experienced! After a week or two, I finally made my own system where I'd apply it around 8am and another application around 12pm, then I noticed it would last until about 4pm. It seems like for me it would wear off after about 3-4 hours. After a few weeks of suffering, I realized this just wasn't working. I went to my derm for the next appointment and she said to stop using it right away. She said there is no such thing as rebound flushing, but what happens is that the blood vessels in your face are being vasoconstricted. This causes wastes and co2 to build up in your vessels in your face, then once the medicine wears off, you will vasodilate really bad and the waste products get washed out. Not necessarily rebound flushing but some call it that, as I did too. Anyways, whatever its called or termed, it happened to me. The rebound flushing was extremely bad, causing me to get insanely red/purple and really hot on the face. I never experienced that before, it was so bad to an extreme. I reported it to the FDA and hopefully this won't happen to others, it's a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE MEDICINE!

          So, after the 4-5 weeks of taking Mirvaso, waiting for it to work and sticking it through, my derm said stop it and I stopped it right that day. That day she gave me an Neo Yag laser treatment which really really helped. That was my second treatment and it helped so much!

          I didn't take the Mirvaso the next day and I did have some flushing, but after a few days it went back to normal. The laser helped me so much, more than anything I've ever tried. I had my 3rd Yag laser treatment a month ago and my rosacea has been better than it's ever been, hardly any flushing and redness!

          I strongly advise against Mirvaso. For me, I've never felt that redness/flushing in my life until I took that cream. I was so anti-social for a month, hated to go out in public because this cream was making my redness so much worst, flushing me like never before in places I have never flushed before, like my temple area, forehead and chin. This was so bad!!

          For me, I've learned laser treatments are the way to go. I've spent so much on creams, gels, lotions, pills over the years. It makes so much more sense to spend the few hundred on laser treatments instead of all the medication copays and time wasted with the topicals that don't seem to work.

          Anyways, this is my two cents and hope it helps others.

          FYI- My derm is a co-author of the original research in Mirvaso in Atlanta. She knows a TON about Mirvaso and runs a Rosacea clinic here in Atlanta treating thousands of rosacea patients. She told me some people just can't tolerate Mirvaso- once you have the "rebound flushing" after a few days/week and it persists, she said to stop taking it right away!

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          • Originally posted by BLING BLING View Post
            My doctor is Dr. Lori Schaen in Dunwoody Dermatology...

            https://www.dunwoodyderm.com/index.p..._acne&Itemid=9

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            • my experience with mirvaso

              hello i am a 19 year old male that has had extreme redness ever since i can remember. as im sure many of you have had the same experience, its caused me a lot of difficulty in relationships and social situations over the years. up until recently, i didn't know i had an actual medical condition, but i decided to ask my doctor about it on a routine check-up and she referred me to a dermatologist who diagnosed it as rosacea and prescribed Mirvaso. i was so excited to finally have something that could reduce the redness and finally allow me to have a normal skin tone. i applied it as soon as i got it, after around 30 minutes my face became splotchy. very white streaks, but my sideburn, and the very front of my cheeks stayed red. i hoped that maybe it took a little longer to kick in, but those areas never lost the redness for the week i used it for. however, after that week had passed, i noticed that after around 3 in the afternoon, my face was turning almost solid purple. wayyy past any redness ive ever exprienced before, and on top of that, the skin near the top of my cheekbones is getting roughly textured. im not sure how to describe it, but its not the same as the rest of my skin. after seeing this, i am stopping my use of mirvaso immediately. i see a lot of users here recommend laser treatments, so hopefully i will get better results with that.

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              • Thank you for your review Scrappy, it's added to the Mirvaso patient response lists from me and Brady's very soon as well.
                http://scarletnat.blogspot.nl/2013/1...responses.html

                It just makes me sad and a bit angry as well that so much money must have been invested in all the testing of Mirvaso, when it was clear to some doctors on their test boards already, and with anyone who has experience with brimonidine eyedrops, that they cause chemical vasoconstriction, followed by vasodilatation. All the things that could have been done with all that money, to perhaps come up with something really innovating. Instead of just borrowing an existing product and ingredient and dress it up in the New Emperors Clothes. What a waste and what a shame and shambles.
                My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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                • Nat007,
                  It drives me crazy that rosaceans don't come together in one large group and pressure the pharmaceutical industry. I have tried, but rosaceans prefer the NRS. You can see what that has done for Rosacea for the past 14 years.

                  The current count is 35 Positive reports and 90 negative.
                  Brady Barrows
                  Blog - Join the RRDi


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                  • Mirvaso is a bad drug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bad bad bad drug

                    Originally posted by ddek981 View Post
                    My doctor is Dr. Lori Schaen in Dunwoody Dermatology...

                    https://www.dunwoodyderm.com/index.p..._acne&Itemid=9

                    Thank you , I did make that appointment with her .

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                    • Mirvaso Review

                      Hello All,

                      Thank you for posting your reviews of Mirvaso, it has helped me through my negative experience as well. I am a healthy, active male in my early 20s. I have suffered from pathological blushing and redness in my cheeks since I was about 14. Pretty much everything and anything I do triggers a reaction to upset my cheeks and it is always in the back of my mind 24/7. I have coped with my red cheeks by applying a foundation that mixes with my skin tone every morning, it works great, but as a male you don't want to be putting makeup on your cheeks every day for the rest of your life. That's why I was very excited to hear about Mirvaso.

                      My dermatologist (who also suffers from rosacea) prescribed me Mirvaso and told me that it worked for him, however he had to stop because of the rebound flushing. He then told me that this occurs in only 10% of patients and it might work fine for me. In my situation you're pretty desperate to try just about anything so I got the prescription and applied to my cheeks. This was the first topical product or any product for that matter (including laser) that diminished my redness. After the first day there were only little patches of redness, which made it look unnatural, but I applied my foundation and everything looked great. I applied in the mornings and then at night so I could wake up in the morning with a white face, something I've always wanted to do because sometimes my cheeks get red when I sleep. I woke up and my cheeks finally looked like the rest of my skin tone and I was ecstatic.

                      It was the night of the 4th day and I was out coaching a kids basketball team and my right cheek began to get extremely hot, uncomfortable, and red. Luckily it was towards the end of the game, so when it finished I bolted home. I took a shower, which washed off the foundation, and it exposed how bad the flush really was. It was probably the most red/worst flush I have ever had without really exerting myself (which is saying something). I read all of these posts and reviews and went to bed hoping my skin would return to "normal", in the morning things were a little better, but I still skipped class because I was still kind of upset/scared. I had a pretty significant flush in my left cheek later that night, but nothing compared to the one in my right cheek. I went to class today and everything was OK for the most part. So I am hoping that I am past these nasty rebound flushes that Mirvaso was responsible for. The only good thing that came out of this product was that I realized that things can always get worse and even though my cheeks bother me a lot and are constantly pink/red ... It is nothing compared to the feeling you get after taking this product, it burns, it hurts, and I pray that nobody has to go through it anymore.

                      One last thing that I feel obligated to post. I am a very outgoing/confident person and all of my friends would be shocked if they knew I was dealing with this. I had ETS surgery about 3 weeks ago now, I had the procedure done in order to help stop my pathological blushing mainly in social situations. I can live with a red cheeks, I couldn't live anymore with worrying about my cheeks burning/blushing every time I got called on in class, talked to girls/employers, and every other event that triggered it. I read a lot of scary posts online about how the surgery ruined their life and all of the nasty side effects that the surgery caused. I was very nervous, but I had to do it. Since the surgery, it has changed my life for the better. My cheeks are still red, but I don't have the burning blushing all the time. My teacher called on me 4 straight times today (giving me a hard time) and then made me stand-up in front of the class because I didn't know the answer, and no blush. If anyone has any questions feel free to message me, this is my first post of all time for any forum, maybe my last, but I feel because of how successful the surgery was I had to post this.

                      Good Luck.

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                      • Thanks Rocky,

                        You have made the 95th Negative report. Only 35 Positive Reports.
                        Brady Barrows
                        Blog - Join the RRDi


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                        • Originally posted by BLING BLING View Post
                          Thank you , I did make that appointment with her .
                          Make sure to ask her about the Neo YAG laser, it really really worked well for me, better than any medicine out there! Some insurances cover it too, mine did, so ask them (if you have insurance). I have blue cross federal and it was 85% covered, not a bad deal. Went in for 3 treatments, costed me a little under 120$ total out of my pocket.

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                          • Originally posted by Brady Barrows View Post
                            Nat007,
                            It drives me crazy that rosaceans don't come together in one large group and pressure the pharmaceutical industry. I have tried, but rosaceans prefer the NRS. You can see what that has done for Rosacea for the past 14 years.

                            The current count is 35 Positive reports and 90 negative.
                            Brady, whether its acne or rosacea or SB, we have been and will continue to be taken for a ride. IF guns were literaly pointed to their heads, a cure would be found within a year.

                            I have given up on the medical community. No one is putting their foot down. We have the negative reports of mirvaso. So what? Galderma are going to own every doctors soul and they will promote it until they can suck every penny away from people. Why don't we arrange a protest outside their headquarters. lol

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                            • Originally posted by Brady Barrows View Post
                              You have made the 95th Negative report. Only 35 Positive Reports.
                              I am adding a note that of the 35 Positive reports, most of these do not consider long term use. They are just short term initial positive reactions and the users never reported long term results. Statistically speaking, a large percentage of "positives" stated here are actually negative reports long term. This is a simple fact which any intelligent person should be able to comprehend.

                              The reason I state this is that I believe that the number of TRUE long term positive reports is far less than 27% as stated. It is more like 5%, which would be consistent with the fact that there are HARDLY ANY long term users who have had a positive experience. It is certainly NOT as high as 27% long term positive (of the listed users).

                              I want this to be clear since we consistently see bad reviews and people who wish they had not tried it. If they go by 27% positive, they may be inclined to try it. If they go by a more realistic number (say less than 5%), they may be able to accept that is just won't work and save themselves the turmoil.
                              Last edited by hozer2k; 18 January 2014, 04:52 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by hozer2k View Post
                                I am adding a note that of the 35 Positive reports, most of these do not consider long term use. They are just short term initial positive reactions and the users never reported long term results. Statistically speaking, a large percentage of "positives" stated here are actually negative reports long term. This is a simple fact which any intelligent person should be able to comprehend.

                                The reason I state this is that I believe that the number of TRUE long term positive reports is far less than 27% as stated. It is more like 5%, which would be consistent with the fact that there are HARDLY ANY long term users who have had a positive experience. It is certainly NOT as high as 27% long term positive (of the listed users).

                                I want this to be clear since we consistently see bad reviews and people who wish they had not tried it. If they go by 27% positive, they may be inclined to try it. If they go by a more realistic number (say less than 5%), they may be able to accept that is just won't work and save themselves the turmoil.
                                Excellent points! I took the liberty to use them (as quotes to this post of yours) in my blog post on Mirvaso, as a warning at the top of the Positive review list. I agree with you
                                My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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