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  1. I went off remeron cold turkey after 18 months....

    I went off remeron cold turkey after 18 months. The flushing was bad for approx a week and then calmed right down. I now take aldomet instead of clonidine and find it very effective, no rebound...
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    Does anyone else here taking mepacrine have any...

    Does anyone else here taking mepacrine have any probs with psoriasis?>

    I am toying with the idea of trying mepacrine again to get post laser inflammation etc under control and then trying to taper...
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    Brady-that list is interesting! I had a zofran...

    Brady-that list is interesting!
    I had a zofran injection when I went into labour and I seriously did not flush for about 2 weeks after I gave birth. No flushing during child birth either. I also had...
  4. Yep I am discovering this more with each cycle. I...

    Yep I am discovering this more with each cycle. I am more flushy around my period and my skin flares up with the papules after my period. Clonidine and other meds help a lot.

    I wish I could go...
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    I take 50mcg 3x per day and it is extremely...

    I take 50mcg 3x per day and it is extremely helpful. I also sometimes add in propanolol up to 40mg when needed. It has meant I can now shower and exercise without flushing and it has reduced my...
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    Just to update. This week I have added 20mcg of...

    Just to update. This week I have added 20mcg of cytomel (t3) per day. Will see if it effects my rosacea in anyway.
  7. Thread: Amazing

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    How is the rlt going now Steve?

    How is the rlt going now Steve?
  8. Thread: Suggestions?

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    I know how you feel. I discovered roaccutane...

    I know how you feel. I discovered roaccutane triggers POD for me.

    I take Azithromycin cause I can't tolerate Doxy. It took a while to get it under control.
    Things that seem to trigger it are...
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    I know others take all three and I have in the...

    I know others take all three and I have in the past but recently dropped the Remeron.

    I don't really seem to suffer rebound flushing from clonidine but it is something to be aware of. I take it...
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    I think with the clonidine it can cause a rebound...

    I think with the clonidine it can cause a rebound flush so prob best to take it every 8 hrs or so. I take propanolol a beta-blocker as and when I need it. Don't know if it would be useful against...
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    This is OT but Eche I just noticed you listed...

    This is OT but Eche I just noticed you listed pseudoephedrine as a trigger and I thought I was crazy, that it cause me probs. Sometimes it is so hard to tell whether something is a trigger or just an...
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    What about drinking icy water which I find less...

    What about drinking icy water which I find less irritating than an ice pack directly on my face.

    I also use a water spray on my face and often a fan when exercising indoors, but this would be a...
  13. Yep I get the exact same thing. Happens to me...

    Yep I get the exact same thing. Happens to me quite often. As Shantelle mentioned extra anti-inflammatories can be beneficial. The good news is mine often goes away and looks fine. I think this is...
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    I really like the Clinique Redness Solutions...

    I really like the Clinique Redness Solutions makeup. It covers redness really well!
  15. Thread: G-Protein

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    Apparently this has peppermint oil in the...

    Apparently this has peppermint oil in the ingredients list, do you find this irritating?
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    Hi. I had my thyroid removed due to Grave's...

    Hi. I had my thyroid removed due to Grave's disease in 2008. 3 months later my rosacea flushing increased dramatically. I have found it hard to get under control. I am currently on 200mcg thyroxine a...
  17. Sorry you are going through this. Fingers crossed...

    Sorry you are going through this. Fingers crossed the ket works long term. The best thing I have found for my paps on forehead and chin is differin cream. I still find it strange I can use it but...
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    Nataljoo- I totally understand your curiosity. As...

    Nataljoo- I totally understand your curiosity. As you know I am also a severe flusher and have paps. I have experimented with accutane at several doses. First I started out at 20 mg and thought I had...
  19. Thread: Valby's log

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    Hi All. Have been experimenting with Brimonidine...

    Hi All. Have been experimenting with Brimonidine for the past 2 weeks and think it makes my skin unstable. I have put it on the back burner for now.

    Went to the hair dresser today and had a...
  20. Thread: Hot Showers!

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    I agree, except I leave on my makeup, sunscreen...

    I agree, except I leave on my makeup, sunscreen etc whilst in the shower (as an additional barrier) and wash my face with cool water out of the shower, unless I am in the middle of a flush this works...
  21. Thread: Random flareups

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    Oh definitely! I can go to bed with great looking...

    Oh definitely! I can go to bed with great looking skin and wake up to inflammation and flushing. On the other hand for me it can calm down again quickly. I find it the most frustrating part of the...
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    I can tolerate differin on my forehead and chin....

    I can tolerate differin on my forehead and chin. Azelaic acid on the other hand left my whole face sore and red, which I find interesting. I buffer the Differin with my moisturiser.
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    Still experimenting with the brim. I think it may...

    Still experimenting with the brim. I think it may be making my face a bit unstable. Or it could be from the laser. I am pretty sure it was helping papules as I stopped using it over the weekend and...
  24. Lonewolf, give the Remeron some time it should...

    Lonewolf, give the Remeron some time it should def ease your depression. Worked wonders for me and now I have been off it 2 weeks I am still mentally doing well. I have since swapped to St Johns Wort...
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    That's what I figured too. And yes might turn...

    That's what I figured too.

    And yes might turn it down a bit next time, I'll ask the derm anyway. Really the decreased flushing/redness means I don't mind the white patches!
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