My name is Maria Cappolla. I have never posted here before as I usually just like to read. I have to say that most people here are great but a few bad apples seem to sour this entire forum. I will state up front that I am a big Nase supporter. Not because of his website, book or posts, but because of personal interaction. 14 months ago I was getting treated experimentally for hypertension with G Protein modifiers. To my surprise, 7 months ago on a follow up visit to the Hospital Clinic I heard Dr. Nase's name paged. I excused myself from the physician and ran to see if it was Dr. Nase. Our Dr. Nase. It was. Strange. He was there with a load of doctors from the same Clinic and Biotech company testing me. I introduced myself and he took time out to talk to me. He had been talking to this company and doctors about G Protein Biological Modifiers. Same stuff I was taking to open up my blood vessels. He saw I had rosacea and asked if I wanted to join a small study right there and then. I said yes. If I can explain this right. A G protein when attached to the vessel wall can cause sustained dilation for hypertension. On the other hand if you block it or uncouple it (from his website) you do the opposite. I listened with the other dozen participants. He started the program, brought in the needle injectors and also brought a portable wand for delivery. So, he had four different companies joining together just for rosacea. My red face was terribly flushed especially with the hypertension drugs. Dr. Nase put this wand on my face with a drug applicator -- like the wet mops. 10 minutes and done. Face was 100% white. I cried. He then stuck me in a preheated room for 30 minutes (tropical room) came out and I was white as a ghost. A second doctor put glycolic acid on my face and no reaction. Seriously. Then they fed us -- Thai food. Just sweated. Still white. It was a dream. 25 years plus beet red. Gone. Triggers gone. It has been 7 months now with follow up every 30 days when Dr. Nase flies in and takes samples and recordings with gadgets that look like they were from a movie. For 5 months 24 hurs a day, 7 days a week I have been rosacea free, trigger free, Free. The last two months I have had mild pinkness to triggers, but still a white face. 10 minutes of treatment and 7 months of no rosacea. So, I have met Dr. Nase 7 times in person. The four companies, the countless physicians all sit down and take notes. He put them all together. No bigger hero in my book. Challenged us with the hardest triggers. He figures the treatments should last 6 to 9 months and then redo. So, for me to read and watch the NRS for 6 years not produce one viable treatment and see Dr. Nase working behind the scenes getting everyone together by reversing a hypertension drug and then selling them on it for us........ who else. I will do my best to answer questions but I will not take any grief from the four or five people who have finally been exposed for who they are. Dr. Nase's update tonight was eyeopening. He has kept quiet and taken the high road for long enough. If any of you walked in to the clinic and was treated like I was -- with absolute care and a serious gleem in his eye that tells you rosacea is his enemy -- everyone would sit back and relax. We are in good hands whether you know it or not. A chance meeting showed me fiirst hand that Dr. Nase is still fighting for us. BTW, for those nasties who put up photos of him on steroids -- hes about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds -- I personally asked as I know he wont go down that road. The G protein stuff is real. They are starting a larger trial and I am done, but Dr. Nase will continue to treat me as long as the physicians OK it. He really is not suppose to but he understands -- you cant just taste freedom and then be locked up again for a few years.I think everyone should read his update. I think everyone needs to remember his 8 years of posts. How long did oother doctors last -- 4 or 5 months under scrutiny? Good luck to everyone. In my mind anyone who has rosacea is automatically a friend. I thnk that should be a rule.