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    I totally agree. Lasers eventually weaken the...

    I totally agree. Lasers eventually weaken the skin and cause more problems that they fix. I am a perfect example of that ( damaged facial nerves, indentations in my chin)
  2. Thread: Honest Reviews

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    By the way, I canít use Cerave either. I assume...

    By the way, I canít use Cerave either. I assume itís the nasty parabens. The American products seem to use them a lot. I think Europe is ahead in terms of skin care products but possibly behind in...
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    Hi, I did try Dermalogica at the beginning of...

    Hi,
    I did try Dermalogica at the beginning of this horrible disease but I realised after a while that there were just far too many ingredients for my skin to tolerate.
    I find the La Roche Posay ...
  4. Thread: Antibiotics

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    Tell me again what all your symptoms are.

    Tell me again what all your symptoms are.
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    Hi, Just wondering has anyone noticed an...

    Hi,
    Just wondering has anyone noticed an improvement in swelling when on low dose doxycycline?
    I was put on it when my stinging/ burning from nerves were my concern- the dermatologist hadnít a clue...
  6. I have always felt that generics are not the same...

    I have always felt that generics are not the same as branded-even though they say they are. I know I get different side effects from generics
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    The cold will definitely delay the healing. It...

    The cold will definitely delay the healing. It seems that there is only so much the skin/ nerves/ barrier can take, but 3 is relatively few so wrap up warm when outside ( ski masks are great) and...
  8. Thread: Newbie Here

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    Hi, Amitriptyline was originally an...

    Hi,
    Amitriptyline was originally an anti-depressant, now mostly used at low doses for nerve related pain.
    LDN -Low Dose Naltrexone-works on a lot of different types of pain
    Duloxetine is a modern...
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    Medication-duloxetine for stinging /burning and...

    Medication-duloxetine for stinging /burning and clonidine for flushing. No special diet except avoiding very hot food.
    Absolute imperative for me is to avoid wind / and sort of breeze so I always...
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    I agree with your comment about vbeam. I was...

    I agree with your comment about vbeam. I was initially delighted with it ( eradicated a few broken veins) but it eventually ruined my skin and turned it into the hot, swollen, stinging nightmare it...
  11. Thread: Honest Reviews

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    Yes that is it... if that says type 2 serum. The...

    Yes that is it... if that says type 2 serum. The bottle looks similar to the type 1 serum I have.
    Well the lady who owns the company ( Finola) knows what it’s like to suffer from this horrible...
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    Iím really interested in this as residual...

    Iím really interested in this as residual swelling is my biggest issue now. My stinging and burning is a lot better with Duloxetine controlling the nerve pain but my face is just swollen in certain...
  13. Thread: Newbie Here

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    I wonder is it irritated facial nerves causing...

    I wonder is it irritated facial nerves causing your problems or is it demodex mites? If it’s nerve related, amitriptyline, LDN or Duloxetine might help.
    Btw, I haven’t used Mirvaso but most people...
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    I would be quite happy to try the zz cream but I...

    I would be quite happy to try the zz cream but I donít have mites, just hyper irritated facial nerves from vbeam treatment. Would the zz cream calm down the nerves?
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    A sore swollen face!! Sorry, I must have deleted...

    A sore swollen face!! Sorry, I must have deleted the word ďfaceĒ by accident!
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    I am interested in trying plaquenil too but Iím...

    I am interested in trying plaquenil too but Iím going to see a pain management doctor soon so Iíll update you all on that. I too have found dermatologists ( the so called experts) utterly useless in...
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    Re. finca, I use the tinted sunscreen every day...

    Re. finca,
    I use the tinted sunscreen every day ( I mix the 2 colours together for the right shade for me) and have used both the winter balm (it’s lovely) and the type 1 serum ( also lovely). My...
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    Hi, How is everybody doing here?

    Hi,
    How is everybody doing here?
  19. Thread: Zhongzhou cream

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    Hi there, I was just like that. Everything...

    Hi there,
    I was just like that. Everything burned me. I use pure Safflower oil to massage the dirt off my face, clean it off with plain tap water and moisturise with Roche Posay Toleraine Ultra Nuit...
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    Not really. LDN seemed to work at the beginning...

    Not really. LDN seemed to work at the beginning but then stopped working ( irrespective of dose).
    Thatís when I introduced firstly Amitriptyline and then Duloxetine which works the best of all....
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    Hi Judy, I have been on LDN 8 months and am...

    Hi Judy,
    I have been on LDN 8 months and am taking 4.5ml ( built up gradually and experimented with higher doses but went back to 4.5
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    Hi Judy, Thanks a million. I will look into the...

    Hi Judy,
    Thanks a million. I will look into the drops because I donít think my current LDN is doing anything.
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    Hi Judy, Just wondering how long you have been...

    Hi Judy,
    Just wondering how long you have been on the LDN and what dose you are taking?
    When did you notice a big reduction in nerve pain?
    Molly
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    Hi Angela, If you click ďreply with quoteĒ, you...

    Hi Angela,
    If you click ďreply with quoteĒ, you should be able to include my quote.
    No, I havenít gained any weight with Duloxetine.
    Iím not sure if Duloxetine would help you as it targets nerve...
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    Hi, itís Angela.....I have been off the forum for awhile and not because I am doing well. I never got back to that sweet spot with the LDN when I lowered back down to 1.5 mg. I just upped it to 2 mg...
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