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    I have never personally had a reaction to...

    I have never personally had a reaction to anti-biotics but I worked with a lady who did. She had a really bad sinus infection. It took about 10 days before she had the reaction and when she did...
  2. Thread: Angiostop

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    He does also now have the Asthera machine, but I...

    He does also now have the Asthera machine, but I have done just Gensis YAG the last couple of times due to them finding it the most effective for flushing (my main issue) and can do treatments daily...
  3. Thread: Angiostop

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    I am doing treatments with Dr Darm now and plan...

    I am doing treatments with Dr Darm now and plan to use the angio stop after it - do not know if there is any way to measure its effectiveness but I figure it can not hurt.
  4. Thread: Hello

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    Timing is hard to say, but if you keep a food...

    Timing is hard to say, but if you keep a food diary you can look and see if there is a common denominator. Some are affected immediately, some can take hours or even days. I kept a diary for about...
  5. I have had (and am actually having more right...

    I have had (and am actually having more right now) with
    Dr Darm using the Gensis YAG - it has been the best thing for my flushing (not a big redness problem so can not speak much to that) - it can...
  6. Thread: Hello

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    I think much is trial and error - too much sugar...

    I think much is trial and error - too much sugar does seem to affect me some, but a lot of foods on the list I have no trouble at all with - others will have lots of trouble with them. Best thing to...
  7. I have to say I agree with Sarah on the topicals....

    I have to say I agree with Sarah on the topicals. I think we all tend to rush out and buy what we hope might be the quick fix.

    I still have a tendency sometimes to buy things but I don't always...
  8. Thread: hi all...

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    I'm just past 3 years with Rosacea. Mine came...

    I'm just past 3 years with Rosacea. Mine came out very very suddenly - I had a little bit of redness high on my cheecks which due to other things in life I wasn't too concerned with (no flushing). ...
  9. Thread: hi all...

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    IMHO Rosacea can turn your life upside down (sure...

    IMHO Rosacea can turn your life upside down (sure did mine). If you're really depressed, an anti-depressant may help (many on this board have indicated they use/used them - I do) and see if that...
  10. Thread: garlic?

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    I can eat garlic with no problem as well but I...

    I can eat garlic with no problem as well but I believe it is a vasodilator so it may cause prbblems for some.
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    I have a cousin with a very very mild case and an...

    I have a cousin with a very very mild case and an Uncle I think has it (but never diagnosed and again, mild enough it's not a problem to him). I've always just thought he had a red tone to his skin...
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    I can't say anything from personal experience,...

    I can't say anything from personal experience, but I can say that I'm going for laser treatments with Dr Darm, and as my main issue is flushing (but getting less so) he said he would recommend only...
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    I went for a few sessions and one of the things...

    I went for a few sessions and one of the things she worked on was trying to replace the feeling of warmth with cool. It was an interesting process but ultimately, didn't do me a great deal of good.
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    There are many out there - the best thing seems...

    There are many out there - the best thing seems to be to get a non-chemical one that uses zinc (as it is a physical block).

    Personally - I like and use COTZ from fallene.
  15. Hi Tara, one thing to keep in mind is that the...

    Hi Tara,
    one thing to keep in mind is that the metrodiazonle can take up to 6 weeks to really kick in. Patience, unfortunately, is something that is required when dealing with rosacea.

    There are...
  16. Like Melissa I also carry a small battery...

    Like Melissa I also carry a small battery operated fan - and typically I'm not shy about using it if I need to.

    For anyone who is thinking of that kind of solution - the only comments I've ever...
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    I use the COTZ sunscreen from Fallene and really...

    I use the COTZ sunscreen from Fallene and really like it. If you're looking at hats and haven't checked out the Coolibar site (www.coolibar.com) - they have lots of sunproof hats and clothing too.
  18. Thread: metrogel 1%

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    Hi Callie, might be worth trying for a few more...

    Hi Callie,
    might be worth trying for a few more days then if it still seems like it making things worse, perhaps seeing if you can get other samples of the different metrodiazonle products. ...
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    I've used a moisturizer with SPF (eventually...

    I've used a moisturizer with SPF (eventually reacted to though so had to stop) and I now use Atoplam MLE as my moisturizer and I do put it on (most days) and give it about 5 minutes then follow up...
  20. I can relate. I have a little desktop portable...

    I can relate. I have a little desktop portable fan (love it - very quiet and run on AC adapter or batteries) and I often refer to it as my "security blanket" - it goes many places with me, and...
  21. Thread: Numbing Cream

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    Dr Darm's office user laizercaine for numbing -...

    Dr Darm's office user laizercaine for numbing - it makes me (and most others as I understand it) flush pretty good. The only nice thing is at least you don't feel the flush.
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    My Rosacea came on very suddenly and severely -...

    My Rosacea came on very suddenly and severely - and I've never been a drinker (even as a young adult and I'm 42 now) maybe the odd glass of wine 1-3 times a year but that is it. So I'd have to say...
  23. Hi Ivan, For the pain Lyrica might help. It is...

    Hi Ivan,
    For the pain Lyrica might help. It is for neuropathic pain - I found it has definitely helped me inr egards to stinging/burning pain (I take .75 mg twice a day).

    good luck!
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    That is wonderful Tricia - I think you managed to...

    That is wonderful Tricia - I think you managed to sum up what so many of us have felt - congratulations and thank you!
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    Hi Northernguy, I'm on the west coast of Canada...

    Hi Northernguy,
    I'm on the west coast of Canada and I use propranlol (and yes it's a beta-blocker) as needed - my GP had no problem whatsover in prescribing it but I'm surprised at your derm as it...
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