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  1. Thanks! Maybe this new derm will be more flexible...

    Thanks! Maybe this new derm will be more flexible in trying things. I also have a very sympathetic psychiatrist but not sure if these meds would be at all in her wheelhouse. I feel like she would...
  2. I would like to try moxonodine because I usevthe...

    I would like to try moxonodine because I usevthe clonidine patch to avoid rebound but my skin has a terrible reaction to the patch (gets all red and itchy for awhile). But my gynecologist is the only...
  3. Do you have any thoughts about doing PDL and then...

    Do you have any thoughts about doing PDL and then Botox shortly after, or whether it would be better to try Botox first by itself? I have mixed feelings- I could get rid of some underlying redness...
  4. Oatmeal, blueberries, peas, and eggs (although I...

    Oatmeal, blueberries, peas, and eggs (although I donít eat eggs as often). I sometimes have a little cheese or chocolate with seeming no adverse effects. Liquids: water. :)
  5. Ah, thatís unfortunate because thatís scout half...

    Ah, thatís unfortunate because thatís scout half of mine... Iím going to give it a try though.
  6. Thanks for all the feedback! Youíve given me a...

    Thanks for all the feedback! Youíve given me a lot to think about. I talked to a new dermatologist today and she recommended PDL and Botox. You tried Botox, right, with some success? Is there a...
  7. Weighing options from small to drastic: any advice?

    The question:

    I have time now where I could do something with more recovery time or more drastic and trying to weigh options. Things Iím considering: PDL (bruising or not), micro ETS (I know, I...
  8. Thread: IPL, V Beam, etc.

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    Yes, I use Soolantra.

    Yes, I use Soolantra.
  9. Thread: IPL, V Beam, etc.

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    IPL, V Beam, etc.

    I had about 4 Laser Genesis treatments last year through July, and then one IPL this April. Iím not sure if either made any difference- if so, itís not extreme. I felt like the IPL made me more...
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    Thanks, that makes sense that reducing the...

    Thanks, that makes sense that reducing the vascular problem would reduce the likelihood of it happening.
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    Thanks- good to know Iím not alone! Mine actually...

    Thanks- good to know Iím not alone! Mine actually go away on their own, usually in a week or less. But unless Iím flushing at night, I have no explanation for these ones that just randomly appear. So...
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    Yes, I use Soolantra. It doesnít seem to be...

    Yes, I use Soolantra. It doesnít seem to be demodex related. Like I said, it happens if I cry, etc and seems to be tiny burst capillaries. I understand it for those situations but not when they just...
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    Pinpoint red spots/broken capillaries

    Does anyone else get these red dots that appear and slowly disappear? I get them if I get upset (if I cry, Iím almost guaranteed to have them the next day), but sometimes I seem to get them for no...
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    Lutein Update

    I have been taking 40mg/day for slightly over three months. Unfortunately I canít offer a definitive conclusion because this is not the only thing I am doing, but I have had some amazing results...
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    Thanks! I do also use Soolantra for the Type 2,...

    Thanks! I do also use Soolantra for the Type 2, so I hopefully have the first point more or less under control. And I do cover my face with a scarf or something when itís cold and a hat if I will be...
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    Flushing from heat

    I have read lots of things on here about people looking for help with flushing from warmth or heat. This is one of my major triggers. Has anyone really successfully dealt with this? I see...
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    Anyone?

    Just curious if someone had 15mg not really work much for flushing, but a higher dose work. I know too low or too high seems counterproductive for the flushing control...
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    Best mirtazapine dose

    I know this will differ for everyone, but Iím wondering if anyone saw an improvement in flushing when moving above 15 mg? I have been on it maybe 3 weeks now and I think itís helping some, but Iím...
  19. Thread: Pre-IPL Advice

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    Thanks, Toby. Itís been a little over a week now....

    Thanks, Toby. Itís been a little over a week now. The first day I was pleasantly surprised that I wasnít that red. I expected to be but it actually did what they said for the most part- was kind of...
  20. Did you ever improve? I had a slightly similar...

    Did you ever improve? I had a slightly similar experience of it seeming fine and then getting more red and irritated about 5 days in...
  21. Thread: Pre-IPL Advice

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    Pre-IPL Advice

    I am scheduled for IPL on Friday and was looking for any advice for before/after care, as well as any suggestions re settings. My dr said she would do whatever I want, but she recommended an...
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    I would guess itís reacting. Not sure what state...

    I would guess itís reacting. Not sure what state your rosacea is in, but when I first got it and my skin got crazy sensitive, topicals (including Metrogel) made it more red and burning. I can now use...
  23. Thread: IPL Questions

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    Thanks for sharing! I would be pleased with that...

    Thanks for sharing! I would be pleased with that kind of change, for sure. Any negative effects and how much time between sessions?
  24. Thread: IPL Questions

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    Thank you for the response! Do you regret the...

    Thank you for the response! Do you regret the higher settings? My dr said she could be very aggressive on me given my skin color but Iím scared to go too aggressive and maybe end up in a worse...
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    Cream with soolantra, Metrogel, and Finacea?

    I had a derm suggest a compounded cream of all 3 to help with breakouts. Anyone use something like this?
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