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    I'm fine with peppers, but potatoes definitely...

    I'm fine with peppers, but potatoes definitely cause a huge flush for me. Cutting them out has coincided with a massive improvement in my life. I've also stopped eating tomatoes but I really should...
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    My problem was tapering too quickly. I went from...

    My problem was tapering too quickly. I went from 22.5 to 0g in less than 3 weeks. I wanted to be off entirely by the time I went on holiday.
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    Sorry, to answer your question more directly, it...

    Sorry, to answer your question more directly, it seems that 15mg is working ok for me. I followed other people's advice and took 22.5 previously - the idea being that you get slightly more...
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    Mirtazapine seems to work really well for me. I...

    Mirtazapine seems to work really well for me. I get bad nose flushing. I was on 22.5mg for about 9 months and things calmed down a lot. I then tried stopping for 2.5 months, because it was the...
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    so you bought these for the sole purpose of...

    so you bought these for the sole purpose of controlling flushing? Where did you get the idea? Brilliant if it works.
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    This is interesting. I think food is a major...

    This is interesting. I think food is a major trigger for me.

    If you don't have diabetes, how did you get Metformin? Did you get a prescription for it?
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    My office isn't too bad. It's airconditioned,...

    My office isn't too bad. It's airconditioned, and although it's on the warm side it's not very stuffy. I'm usually ok there. Some of the meeting rooms I struggle with.

    The other critical thing I...
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    Have you tried/considered taking Mirtazapine...

    Have you tried/considered taking Mirtazapine during the day? Like splitting the dose maybe. Or does it affect you too much and you'd be too groggy?
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    I have recently discovered this stuff. It is ace because it's the only sun tan lotion I can tolerate that...
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    Is it easy to get on prescription or otc?

    Is it easy to get on prescription or otc?
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    Not heard that one. Do you take it every day or...

    Not heard that one. Do you take it every day or only when you need to?
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    This is a subject close to my own heart (or...

    This is a subject close to my own heart (or should I say face?).

    I am also trying to eliminate or reduce flushing. I am still at the beginning stages of my journey.

    My investigation of what's...
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    Does anyone have a suggestion for an accompanying...

    Does anyone have a suggestion for an accompanying prescription alongside Mirtazapine? I have a GP appointment tomorrow.

    I guess effexor would still be a strong option. Or maybe Cymbalta as...
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    My tactic is to wear factor 15 over my whole face...

    My tactic is to wear factor 15 over my whole face and then factor 50 over the rosacea bits (which is basically just my nose)
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    I've got tonnes of propranolol so maybe I'll give...

    I've got tonnes of propranolol so maybe I'll give that a shot a few lunchtimes. I've got it down as not working, but at that time I was focused on the evening flush so it will be worth seeing if it...
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    thanks, that's v interesting. I also suffer from...

    thanks, that's v interesting. I also suffer from the afternoon flush (around 2-3pm for me).

    Do you find that these medications work (or not) straight away, or do they need to build up like the...
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    Mirtazapine and venlafaxine

    Has anyone got any experience to share of using Mirtazapine and venlafaxine together?

    I believe I've had some success with Mirtazapine but not enough to be completely confident that flushing won't...
  18. I'm also a suffer of this accursed problem. After...

    I'm also a suffer of this accursed problem. After meals is one of my worst times too.

    Humidity is definitely a serious trigger for me. It's the central heating season during which I really suffer....
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    Advice

    Hi

    A couple of months ago I had a PDL session that may had quite a big effect on my flushing. I think I would possible benefit from more of the same but I can't afford the downtime. The results...
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    Does anyone know if this type of medication works...

    Does anyone know if this type of medication works for flushing straight away, or if it takes a while?

    I know the anti-depressant effect takes a few weeks to kick in, but is it the same for the...
  21. Thread: Red nose

    by Geoff1
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    hey man, I feel your pain. I have a similar...

    hey man, I feel your pain. I have a similar problem with my nose. Except I get it occasionally (flushing) rather than permanently red.

    Have you tried IPL or any kind of laser treatment?
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    I don't know about relaxed. But a beta blocker...

    I don't know about relaxed. But a beta blocker like propanolol might help avoid panic.
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    How's it going? My recent experiences have...

    How's it going?


    My recent experiences have been great. I have had around a month of very minimal flushing. The at-work afternoon flush is still annoying, but the evening and night time ones...
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    if it's the Mirtazapine, and not the laser...

    if it's the Mirtazapine, and not the laser treatment, then I think it started working within a couple of days.

    my worst flush has always been the evening one, after food usually. It's the most...
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    I started at 15mg and I'm pretty sure it's had a...

    I started at 15mg and I'm pretty sure it's had a big effect on both the nose flushing at bedtime, and after my evening meal.

    I've just moved up to 30mg but, like you say, I'm not sure whether...
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