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    Senior Member moomy's Avatar
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    Default You know you've got rosacea when......

    You know you've got rosacea when..........

    - planning a holiday revolves around finding somewhere the right temperature to avoid flushing.

    - you prefer to have 'romance' in the dark.

    - you search out the darkest corners in restaurants and pubs.

    - you're the one cowering in the shade while everyone else in sunbathing.

    please add yours!!!
    dx early 2006.
    current stategy;
    finacea (on occasional spot), 20+ x IPL and 17+ low level PDL (n-light)

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    - whenever Alex Ferguson is on the telly you say "he's a rosacean you know" to your partner. lol
    dx early 2006.
    current stategy;
    finacea (on occasional spot), 20+ x IPL and 17+ low level PDL (n-light)

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    When you are the only one doing your grocery shopping in Woolworths with an open umbrella, in order to shield yourself from the fluorescent lighting.
    Previous Numerous IPL.
    Supplements: Niacinamide, Vit K2, low D3, Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Very low dose B's. Low dose zinc (to correct deficiency).
    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
    Previous GAPS diet. Testing tolerance of resistant starch.
    Fermented Foods. 2 to 3 days per week, Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.

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    the dermatologist chucks antibiotics at you, then says; "Next"


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    When, after having spent months researching this disease, it becomes painfully evident that now you know more about rosacea than all the dermatologists you've seen so far ever will.
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    I've treated seb derm successfully with raw honey and virgin coconut oil and have been symptom-free since June '09. Follow this ---> link <--- for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auburn-NH View Post
    When, after having spent months researching this disease, it becomes painfully evident that now you know more about rosacea than all the dermatologists you've seen so far ever will.
    Oh yes, and to add to that, when you start spouting complicated medical terms and processes in a casual manner, as if you were talking about the weather.
    Previous Numerous IPL.
    Supplements: Niacinamide, Vit K2, low D3, Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Very low dose B's. Low dose zinc (to correct deficiency).
    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
    Previous GAPS diet. Testing tolerance of resistant starch.
    Fermented Foods. 2 to 3 days per week, Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.

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    when you turn red for no reason

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    - you've spent a fortune on creams and supplements that make no difference.
    dx early 2006.
    current stategy;
    finacea (on occasional spot), 20+ x IPL and 17+ low level PDL (n-light)

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    ..when you used to love life and getting dressed up, makeup on and be the life and soul of the party.....now only have dreams of owning a house in the middle of nowhere, never wanting to see anyone again that I used to hang out with and wanting a life of hermit!

    when you can't remember what it's like to have skin that doesn't burn.....

    when you see advertisements on tv for cosmetics and you just want to smash the tv up...

    when you just want to eat junk or whatever you want and not have to worry it will make your face red

    when you are desperate to be able to wash your face like all other normal human beings!

    when you long for the life you used to have before all this happened and realise it wasn't that bad after all!

    you can't bare to look in the mirror

    ..when you can't remember what it's like not to think about your face 24/7

    etc etc
    Last edited by squirrelgirl6; 9th August 2009 at 12:39 PM.

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    When you spend more time applying sunblock and removing sunblock than it would take to do the actual outdoor activity you were planning on

    When you have a parasol on you at almost all times just in case

    When you have more items in your pocketbook to help you recover from a rosacea flare that you actually had to buy a bigger pocketbook to fit it all

    When you have strategically placed fans and heaters in every office you work in to prepare for any temp change possible...

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