Sorry it has taken me so long to respond! But I recentlt stopped the minocycline (I was on 100 mg once a day for 2 months) to see how it would be without it. Well I am starting to get the little red bumps and flesh colored bumps again! They always seem to want to be on my right cheek just kind of by my nose or just a bit on the cheek, oh and of course the upper lip area Now I am just unsure if the bumps on my cheek are rosacea related or PD. So confusing!!! Bluesky, to answer your question about the burning sensation...yes my chin and just the outside of my upperlip area will do this wierd tingly,burny sensation (I thought this was rosacea related as my cheeks can do the same thing!) I would say it is more annoying than painful just because I am like "ah! why is my lip area feeling tingly/burning?" *runs to the bathroom mirrior or the neareast mirrior, sees absolutely nothing out of the ordinary* Now, it can kind of look rashy like at times or I will just have a few tiny red dots. Very puzzeling! No, I know exactly what you mean when you are describing yours! LOL mine can get those pimple like bumps but they do not look like pimple like bumps...almost like super small baby hives accompined with or without a little background redness (just gorgeous!) So I am thinking I want to go back on the mino...but how long should I be on it at that dose? What would you do?
Oh for that product line it is actually Hungarian based but they are exclusively a spa product or you can get it off dermstore.com. Where are you from hun? I could probably find you a place. I know what you mean about wanting to get rid of all sulfates, which is why I chose this line. Just natural and very few ingredients. Nothing freaks me out now more than ever when I look at facial cleansers, toners, etc and see like 20, 000 things listed for ingredients! Especially ones designed for sensitive/intolerant skin and seeing that one of the main ingredients is SLS! For the toothpaste I use...now this one I believe is Canadian based but it is the green beaver company (sls/fluoride free) flavour green apple. I also switched all my shampoo and hairstyling products to natural/organic/sls free and all that jazz. Not too sure if the hair products being switched a round has made a difference but it makes me feel safer and one less thing for me to question!
Awww I so know what you mean about waking up in the morning and dreading to look in the mirror. Honestly though, we can get through this together and we are more than our conditions Anytime you want to talk or anything I am here! Just PM me.