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  • #61
    My hot flashes triggered massive rosacea flushing too.

    Here are the options I saw:

    1. Do nothing. This was untenable for me, as the flushing was so bad that I could not sleep or eat. It also causes cumulative damage and is to be avoided if possible.

    2. Take Estrogen. This worked great for me until it gave me a blood clot. The problem with this method, too, is that some day, you WILL have to get off the estrogen, and when you do, the rosacea will come roaring back.

    3. Other meds. I found Remeron (mirtazapine), which shuts down nearly all the hot flashes and thus the flushes, and Clonidine, which does the same. Drawbacks are the Remeron makes me sleepy and hungry. For me, the benefit outweigh the drawbacks of this option.

    Hope this helps.
    • 58 yr old woman
    • Rosacea at 48, debilitating at 52
    • Clonidine 100mgc ev. 8 hrs;
    • Remeron 15mg nightly;
    • Zebeta=Bisoprolol=Beta blocker 5mg nightly;
    • Brimonidine worked well initially, then MASSIVE rebound flushing and damage;
    • Countless IPL with Lumenis One;
    • Now purpuric V Beam with Candela Perfecta; more clearance, less downtime than IPL;
    • Botox (with mesotherapy needles), good not great results;
    • Monthly Kenalog injection to blunt debilitating flushing.

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    • #62
      This isn't about HRT, but it is about the protective effects of estrogen in relation to inflammatory disorders.

      http://coolinginflammation.blogspot....in-damage.html

      I thought those heading for menopause might find it interesting.

      Personally, I would be interested if ladies notice an exacerbation in rosacea symptoms when the estrogen is supposedly at it's lowest during the menstrual cycle?
      I don't. In fact, I feel I am the exact opposite.
      Previous Numerous IPL.
      Supplements: High dose Niacinamide, Vit K2, low dose Vit A. Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Mod- dose B's. Low dose zinc. Testing Quercetin.

      Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA 2%, ethyl ascorbate 2%.

      Treating for gut dysbiosis.(This is helping).
      Previous GAPS diet. Have now introduced lots of fibre.
      Fermented Foods. Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.
      Oral Colostrum. Helps reduce food reactions.

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      • #63
        i recently discovered bio-identical estrogen and progesterone, actually produced and shipped from where I live. I recently had another outbreak of rosacea on my face, but mild, and got more doxycyline 100mg from Quickcare. Then the doctor instead of the 2x daily wrote it for 1X daily, so I ran out after 2 weeks, not noticing he had done that. I did tell him 2X daily. I am so fed up with doctors and their idiotic mistakes in prescriptions. I got one doctor to give me my diabetic scripts for a year, and then he dumbly put the wrong expiration date on the scripts so I could only get 4 to 6 refills even though he wrote them for 11.

        Anyway, the doxy seems to have cleared it up except for one patch, and I have been taking the bio-identical estrogen in cream form for 2 months now. So I will see what happens with a little time.

        Oh yeah, the doctor wrote "contact dermatitus: instead of rosacea. Doesn't he know the difference?
        Last edited by EMPRESS LAINIE; 9 June 2010, 10:22 AM.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Mistica View Post
          This isn't about HRT, but it is about the protective effects of estrogen in relation to inflammatory disorders.

          http://coolinginflammation.blogspot....in-damage.html

          I thought those heading for menopause might find it interesting.

          Personally, I would be interested if ladies notice an exacerbation in rosacea symptoms when the estrogen is supposedly at it's lowest during the menstrual cycle?
          I don't. In fact, I feel I am the exact opposite.
          Mistica

          First few days of menstruation my rosacea improves dramatically, then its all down hill after that.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by EMPRESS LAINIE View Post
            i recently discovered bio-identical estrogen and progesterone, actually produced and shipped from where I live. I recently had another outbreak of rosacea on my face, but mild, and got more doxycyline 100mg from Quickcare. Then the doctor instead of the 2x daily wrote it for 1X daily, so I ran out after 2 weeks, not noticing he had done that. I did tell him 2X daily. I am so fed up with doctors and their idiotic mistakes in prescriptions. I got one doctor to give me my diabetic scripts for a year, and then he dumbly put the wrong expiration date on the scripts so I could only get 4 to 6 refills even though he wrote them for 11.

            Anyway, the doxy seems to have cleared it up except for one patch, and I have been taking the bio-identical estrogen in cream form for 2 months now. So I will see what happens with a little time.

            Oh yeah, the doctor wrote "contact dermatitus: instead of rosacea. Doesn't he know the difference?
            yes my doctor also insisted that i had contact dermatitus and gave me aqueous cream and diprobase which are very greasy emmolients until i later saw another GP and he confirmed it was rosacea so frustrating

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            • #66
              More perimenopausal misery!

              My days of flushing are increasing (used to be 5/6 short epidodes per month) now I am

              flushing for many hours for maybe a week!

              I am certain my increased flushing is down to perimenopause and the crazy hormone

              swings that it brings!

              A question: I have an appt with Prof Tony Chu, IF he prescibes some drugs to help with

              flushing is there one/two that will help to control hormonal flushing?

              Thank you in advance.

              J
              SUFFER FROM NEUROPATHIC ROSACEA & OCULAR ROSACEA SINCE 2002.


              *Vit D3,Theratears Omega 3.



              *LDN since October 2018.

              *REN skincare range. TARTE cosmetics.

              *Tried Clonidine, Moxonidine & Atenolol (None being taken at present ).

              *Yearly IPL treatments until 2009.

              * RLT Journey!" (Sept 09) **Using Britebox Revive..(Stopped ).



              History of Hyperthyroidism (Graves) Lichen Planus (oral)
              PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT






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              • #67
                this is interesting, i have been wondering about birth control and rosacea, the shot that i took for birthcontrol is a progesterone shot and my rosacea started shortly after receiving it.

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                • #68
                  amethystice215 -

                  I'm so sorry this is happening to you. Progesterone is a famous rosacea trigger.

                  http://www.joiedevie.com/common_rosa...gers_lists.htm

                  The Mirena IUD, which leaks progesterone, greatly worsened my (already debilitating) rosacea.

                  How long is your shot supposed to last?
                  • 58 yr old woman
                  • Rosacea at 48, debilitating at 52
                  • Clonidine 100mgc ev. 8 hrs;
                  • Remeron 15mg nightly;
                  • Zebeta=Bisoprolol=Beta blocker 5mg nightly;
                  • Brimonidine worked well initially, then MASSIVE rebound flushing and damage;
                  • Countless IPL with Lumenis One;
                  • Now purpuric V Beam with Candela Perfecta; more clearance, less downtime than IPL;
                  • Botox (with mesotherapy needles), good not great results;
                  • Monthly Kenalog injection to blunt debilitating flushing.

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                  • #69
                    I am supposed to go in before July 19th for the next shot, (which I am NOT going to do) but I am sure it stays in your system longer, I think it may be different on how long it takes to get out of your system depending on the person, I am not really sure though, just reading up on it I have heard lots of different things.

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                    • #70
                      estrodoil?

                      Originally posted by flareface View Post
                      I went onto HRT several months after the flushing and redness started. I'm 51 and was having uncomfortable but manageable hot flashes. But after this Rosacea thing kicked in, my hot flashes started feeling like a torch on my skin, radiating from inside. I could not live that way, and I couldn't differentiate which sytmptoms were hot flash and which were
                      Rosacea flares. One made the other worse and vise versa.
                      I finally gave in and went on estrodoil which is bio identical estrogen. I use the new vaginal ring called Femring and it only has to be changed every 90 days. It's working so well for me. The benefits of the ring or creams or patches vs. taking pills is that your liver does not have to process it.
                      It hasn't made my Rosacea better, but it has calmed the fire raging in my body, but not the fire on my face. At least when my face is flaring the rest of my body doesn't go with it.
                      I loooove my estrodoil! I'm on it for life, risk or no risk.
                      Roxanne
                      Hi Roxanne: This question is for you and the others who like the estrodoil. You say it helps your hot flashes, but does it also help the mood swings? Thanks! I have been spending literally thousands of dollars taking the bio-identical hormones in pellets inserted under my skin, but my Testosterone has shot up for some reason. They told me my body is "holding onto it." But, it's making my hair growth ridiculous, and making me Testy. Long story short, but I don't think the insertable bio-identicals are right for my body. They worked well for over a year, but I think to save money I don't have to be spending and to not have the bio's inserted, i am going to go back to Gyn for pill or cream/gel form of the estrogen and progesterone. I take progesterone at night that melts under my tongue. I think it's 100mg?

                      Thanks, girls! I had a complete hysterectomy, ovaries included, in July of 2011, then jumped on the bio-identicals after hearing so many cancer scares with the synthetic hormones.


                      Terry

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                      • #71
                        Hi Terry
                        I also use the pellets because my body would not absorb the estradiol any other way and the hot flashes caused the Rosacea to start with. But I would think that as long as you are able to absorb the estrogen via patch Vivelle (sp) or pill it should have the same beneficial effect. The main reason women like the testosterone is that it increases libido. Never heard of anyone "keeping" it. They usually reduce the amount give or they can eliminate it all together. When I got excess hair growth I asked the doctor to reduce the amount in the insert. You're right though Pellets are a more expensive route then the patches
                        Arlene

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                        • #72
                          Thanks, Arlene

                          Originally posted by arb161 View Post
                          Hi Terry
                          I also use the pellets because my body would not absorb the estradiol any other way and the hot flashes caused the Rosacea to start with. But I would think that as long as you are able to absorb the estrogen via patch Vivelle (sp) or pill it should have the same beneficial effect. The main reason women like the testosterone is that it increases libido. Never heard of anyone "keeping" it. They usually reduce the amount give or they can eliminate it all together. When I got excess hair growth I asked the doctor to reduce the amount in the insert. You're right though Pellets are a more expensive route then the patches
                          Arlene

                          Arlene - I understand about the Testosterone, but our bodies (adrenal glands) produce some T. I think once my hormones are back down, I will try the other route. I can always go back on the pellets, if I'm not happy the other route. Men don't understand what we go through, do they? lol


                          Terry

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                          • #73
                            Quick Question.

                            I am brand new to the forum and this is my first post. I have not had time to cruise through the other threads. Do any of you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? My doctor seems to think my rosacea was caused by my hot flashes caused by my rapidly lowering and rising estrogen levels.

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                            • #74
                              Hi sparklehal,

                              Welcome to the forum. I do not have POS but rosacea can for sure be triggered by estrogen withdrawal, and hormone fluctuations in general.
                              Hang on here, hopefully you'll get more feedback.
                              Best. Marie

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                              • #75
                                Wow, I haven't been on this forum for a very long time.

                                Well I had to have a hysterectomy on 12/20/12 via laparoscopic assisted Da Vinci robot. I had many fibroids, had uterus and cervix taking out kept both ovaries. Long way to recovery. 3 months later and I havnt been intimate with hubby too scared yet.

                                Anyways flushing remains the same not worse but not better. I was on birth control pill for many years till the day before hysterectomy. But I am looking in to HRT just to be prepared.

                                I am 52.

                                Alba

                                Originally posted by Souris24 View Post
                                Hi sparklehal,

                                Welcome to the forum. I do not have POS but rosacea can for sure be triggered by estrogen withdrawal, and hormone fluctuations in general.
                                Hang on here, hopefully you'll get more feedback.
                                Best. Marie
                                using elidel at night, taking atelenol, had 2 vbeam laser treatments, 46 year old female

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