Search:

Type: Posts; User: Driven

Page 1 of 16 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. I've managed to categorize my triggers into short...

    I've managed to categorize my triggers into short term reaction (lasting several hours) and long term (one or more days). Alcohol, in moderation, seems to be short term, so I can and do indulge on...
  2. I have an 8-year-old son with asthma, so your...

    I have an 8-year-old son with asthma, so your post really hit home. I hate that helpless feeling.

    Whatever caused it, it's definitely an infection, and probably an allergic reaction as well. I am...
  3. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,613

    I was addicted to ibuprofin for a while - I would...

    I was addicted to ibuprofin for a while - I would take one every night to help me sleep. It took a few weeks to get used to living without it, but I was less flushy after stopping, and I have no...
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,613

    The problem with this over-simplified statement...

    The problem with this over-simplified statement is that it's repeated on thousands of health web sites with nothing more specific. People automatically think that "anti-inflammatory" means less...
  5. Replies
    66
    Views
    15,475

    My biggest improvement came when I eliminated...

    My biggest improvement came when I eliminated multivitamin, B-complex, and omega 3/6 supplements from my diet. I can now cheat with food and booze a few times a week with no effect, but a week of...
  6. Replies
    61
    Views
    37,731

    Hi, sorry for the delay responding! The answer...

    Hi, sorry for the delay responding!

    The answer is yes - when I was able to figure out my food/supplement triggers, my skin gradually became much less sensitive to temperature extremes and light,...
  7. Replies
    61
    Views
    37,731

    Because of trigger avoidance, my flushing from...

    Because of trigger avoidance, my flushing from computer screens stopped almost completely, but I will say that when it was a problem, LED screens (as opposed to LCD) seemed a little better. You might...
  8. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,645

    It's definitely taught me humility. I've always...

    It's definitely taught me humility. I've always been very opinionated (on subjects ranging from immigration to archaeology), and now that I've been close to symptom-free for a few years, I can be...
  9. Replies
    18
    Views
    3,247

    I thought about this recently and was pleasantly...

    I thought about this recently and was pleasantly surprised at my answer.

    I would not have my 5-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl. That's unacceptable.

    Not only do I not lament my 20 years of...
  10. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,556

    The "official" trigger lists floating around the...

    The "official" trigger lists floating around the web are meaningless, in my opinion. If you're consulting one of those lists to determine your diet, you're going about it the wrong way.

    The only...
  11. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,100

    Not true. Depending on the cause of the condition...

    Not true. Depending on the cause of the condition (it's not a disease, it's a collection of symptoms which may indicate an underlying disease, allergic reaction, infection, etc.), for some people at...
  12. Thread: Very dry skin

    by Driven
    Replies
    15
    Views
    7,274

    For the benefit of whoever else is reading, the...

    For the benefit of whoever else is reading, the single biggest contributor to ridding my face of flakes was getting a chlorine filter for my shower.

    Secondary but still help me a lot:

    Suave...
  13. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,855

    I didn't have a single date in high school - even...

    I didn't have a single date in high school - even though there were cute girls I knew were attracted to me, I was too shy due to flushing. I even graduated early just to avoid further humiliation.
    ...
  14. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,481

    Thanks! For me it's ALL about trigger...

    Thanks!



    For me it's ALL about trigger avoidance, especially certain supplements. I've had a few IPL's but they didn't result in long term improvement.
  15. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,481

    Driver's license pics!

    Here's a fun comparison - my driver's license pics from five years ago (right) and about a week ago (left). The lighting conditions were similar but not exactly the same. In addition to my rosacea...
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,408

    I'm in a pretty good place, and have found enough...

    I'm in a pretty good place, and have found enough variety in "safe" food that I don't feel deprived. That includes some processed foods like (for example) frozen taquitos. I'm also able to down 4-6...
  17. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,815

    In my experience, cardio at night makes me wake...

    In my experience, cardio at night makes me wake up less red, but increases flushing the rest of the time, even if I didn't flush during the exercise at all. Now that I'm more or less in good shape, I...
  18. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,873

    This is a pretty sensitive issue, so all I can do...

    This is a pretty sensitive issue, so all I can do is tell you what I would do for my kids. First talk to the school. It could be that the AC was just broken that day. On the other hand, it could be...
  19. Thread: Giving up hope.

    by Driven
    Replies
    11
    Views
    4,642

    Becca, I too was at my worst when I thought I was...

    Becca, I too was at my worst when I thought I was doing everything right. Turns out the culprits were things I never suspected.

    Do you take any supplements?

    Any P&Ps or just burning/flushing?
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,534

    Keep the room cool (reduce flushing) and dark...

    Keep the room cool (reduce flushing) and dark (reduce self-consciousness about it).
  21. Replies
    16
    Views
    9,554

    #4?

    I believe there are at least three different problems with alcoholic drinks - the instant flush from the alcohol, and the longer-term damage from sugar and dehydration. That said, my worst are:

    1....
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    7,494

    Not to mention that even short term use of NSAIDs...

    Not to mention that even short term use of NSAIDs (a few weeks+) can kill libido in men.
  23. Much more than 2,000 IU/day of D3 and I get very...

    Much more than 2,000 IU/day of D3 and I get very gradually worse. It's so slow that it's almost unnoticeable. However, 1,000-2,000 IU and careful trigger avoidance works wonders. For me, anyway.
  24. Through trial and error, I figured out what my...

    Through trial and error, I figured out what my worst triggers are and stopped eating them. Because I'm doing much better, I can now have my triggers once in a while and the effects aren't bad. For...
  25. For what it's worth, in my case at least, once I...

    For what it's worth, in my case at least, once I had the flushing under control with diet and trigger management, I became much less susceptible to heat flushing. In fact, I sometimes overhear people...
Results 1 to 25 of 378
Page 1 of 16 1 2 3 4