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    Thanks for this feedback. Any luck with the nasal...

    Thanks for this feedback. Any luck with the nasal spray?

    I tried several things at once and saw improvement but today I woke up fine and then just turned bright red and all of the things I have...
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    Thanks, Tom! Do you make this yourself or is...

    Thanks, Tom! Do you make this yourself or is there a good product or two with this configuration?
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    I actually also had a derm suggest low dose...

    I actually also had a derm suggest low dose Accutane and I started the application process and then got scared. Maybe I should consider it more seriously though.
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    Laser_cat, I did take your earlier suggestion and...

    Laser_cat, I did take your earlier suggestion and added another antidepressant. So far no real change but itís early yet. I would love to get off mirtazapine and just stick with Celexa but Iím scared...
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    What about skin texture? I assume LDN doesnít...

    What about skin texture? I assume LDN doesnít help with that. I have tried micro Botox and IPL and PDL. Anything that might just overall improve the look of my skin, irrespective of the redness and...
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    Thanks! The Type 2 seems to be totally under...

    Thanks! The Type 2 seems to be totally under control with spironolactone. Iím scared to try Accutane for flushing since so many people got here in the first place from it, but itís on my list... I...
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    Willing to try anything

    Other than the Type 2 symptoms I had at the beginning, everything is probably worse than it was 2 years ago. Well. Maybe at baseline itís better but the problem is Iím rarely at baseline. Iím...
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    I havenít. I am seeing a doctor today and will...

    I havenít. I am seeing a doctor today and will ask about it. It sounds hard to get prescribed but I can always try.
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    Thank you for this. My psychiatrist prescribed...

    Thank you for this. My psychiatrist prescribed the mirtazapine and has since given my the Lyrica but no change yet. I went to one of my dermatologists and she thinks I have been misdiagnosed and this...
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    Thanks. It still hasnít stopped. My psychiatrist...

    Thanks. It still hasnít stopped. My psychiatrist prescribed Lyrica but it seems to do nothing. Itís so bad that I canít even go into the office. If it doesnít improve soon then I guess I will have to...
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    Still flaring...

    Iím still in the middle of this terrible almost nonstop pain and redness. If I go into work, I have to hide in my office. I canít continue with this kind of pain and misery. ANY suggestions, no...
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    I only used ice a couple of times and had it well...

    I only used ice a couple of times and had it well wrapped so it was mostly just cool. I was pretty sure direct ice would be terrible.
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    I had some signs when I first started going off...

    I had some signs when I first started going off it but then it seemed to settle down for the most part. But days after I was totally off it, this terrible flare started. Iím hoping it runs its course...
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    Now on day 7 of dark redness and pain. This isnít...

    Now on day 7 of dark redness and pain. This isnít like my usual where baseline is fairly ok, but then I have flushing off and on depending on the day. This is essentially all the time redness where I...
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    Well that sounds horrifying. I canít imagine...

    Well that sounds horrifying. I canít imagine being like this for 1-3 months. I actually have never been like this where it was constant vs flushing.
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    Help! Flare that wonít stop

    I did just go off of mirtazapine but weaned myself slowly and seemed fine. I even had several days of very calm skin. Then on Sunday it started getting more red and my nose was pink which hasnít...
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    I am tapering and my psychiatrist gave me a VERY...

    I am tapering and my psychiatrist gave me a VERY low liquid Prozac Iím taking st the same time and Iím seeing less of redness during the taper. I canít wait to be off the mirtazapine
  18. Iím on the patch but I do have pills so could try...

    Iím on the patch but I do have pills so could try that approach. It scares me so much after the insane redness of cold turkey going off them, but it could work if I was verrrry slow.
  19. If things are better and you are med- free,...

    If things are better and you are med- free, sounds the best of all worlds!
  20. I wonder about this with regard to clonidine- if...

    I wonder about this with regard to clonidine- if maybe I would be better without it. I went off for a couple of days and had INSANE rebound flushing, so Iím back on. But I wonder if things could...
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    Coming off mirtazapine

    I have been on 22.5 mg of mirtazapine (started at 15 and increased due to depression) for around 4-5 months. It doesnít seem to help my depression or flushing and I have gained weight on it. I would...
  22. I tried propranolol several times. Every time, it...

    I tried propranolol several times. Every time, it made me flush more in this kind of patchy redness. I felt calmer but the redness was definitely worse. I feel I have tried it enough times (maybe 5?)...
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    Thank you! I have tried instant release...

    Thank you! I have tried instant release propranolol 5 different times (I wanted to give it more chances) and every time I end up with red splotches. I havenít tried Cymbalta- just Effexor, celexa,...
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    The only problem is I have tried the medications...

    The only problem is I have tried the medications and none have worked. This dr did suggest them but Iím already on them or have tried them. She isnít pushing more laser at the moment- I just am...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Iím now almost two...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Iím now almost two weeks since the treatment and I still canít leave my house. This wasnít even supposed to be bruising treatment. It is getting sloooowly better but I...
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