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  • rosacea54
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    rosacea and topical estriol

    Well, I want to say that my rosacea improved a lot with topical estriol. I´m doing it now for 3 months and I can feel much better about the rosácea.

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  • RThur
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    tamoxifen with existing rosacea

    I realize how old this thread is, but I'm new to this forum. Yet not to rosacea. My case has been mild and manageable without prescriptions(which aggravated my fair skin worse than the flare ups), until now-- I have started tamoxifen (anti-estrogen) as a post-cancer treatment. At 52 I am still pre-menopausal, but the tamoxifen causes menopause-like symptoms: HEAT WAVES among them! My face flushes hot right down to my chest and then extremities. Full blown redness and 'hives' not to mention other lovely symptoms like nausea. Has anyone else experienced this. I'm wondering about the correlation and how to treat this. My oncologist doesn't think the meds should have this effect, but I've seen other documentation to the contrary. Just not much info within the realm of rosacea. Appreciate any comments or suggestions.

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  • Berpsie
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    Hrt

    Am soon to start thinking about HRT but all I can say is that 20 years ago I went off the Pill to try and help my Rosacea and 9 months later our 4th child was born. I don't suggest doing that unless you are happy to become pregnant

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  • Louise
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    HRT Withdrawal?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm very interested in this subject because this morning my husband said to me, had I realised that my rosacea started at around the same time that I started missing HRT pills? Well, I hadn't linked the two actually, so I decided to investigate, which led me to this thread.

    Briefly, I am almost 60 and have been on HRT for around 10 years. My doctor is happy to keep prescribing it, and he changed my prescription to Nuvelle Continuous a few years back. It's a fairly low dose I think, Estradiol 2mg, Norethisterone acetate 1mg. But I know I can't stay on it forever, so towards the end of last year I began missing tablets, to wean myself off very, very slowly (hoping to avoid the return of the dreaded hot flashes). First I missed 1 tablet every 7 days for a couple of months, then 1 tablet every 6 days, and have just started skipping one every 5 days. I haven't experienced any side effects at all, I haven't even noticed the difference, but .......... is it possible, my husband says what if skipping the pills, even just those few, could be causing the rosacea?

    Of course I am now in a quandary, do I carry on with the gradual weaning off of HRT or do I return to taking the full dose to see if the rosacea improves?

    I would be very grateful if anyone has any similar experience or advice.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Alba
    Last edited by Louise; 15 May 2013, 04:04 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • Judworth
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    Originally posted by Alba View Post
    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
    Dear Alba.

    How spooky, I was only thinking about you the other day!

    I wish you well in your recovery...........the closeness will return, just be patient (& lots of cuddles eh?).

    I am 'approaching' menopause (although not there yet); my symptoms are MUCH better & I pray they will cease when I reach the BIG M.

    Am I right in thinking you have a Daughter with rosacea?

    Hugs Judyx

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  • Alba
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    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

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  • Souris24
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    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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  • sparklehal
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    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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  • shorttcake521
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    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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  • arb161
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    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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  • shorttcake521
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    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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  • amethystice215
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    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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  • WrinkledClue
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    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?

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  • amethystice215
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    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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  • Judworth
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    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

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