Hi, I wanted to put this up here. I hope it helps.
I had rosacea, it came in the form of small pimples and red flaky patches
on my cheeks and my chin, skipping my forhead, but it was to the point that
makeup wasnt helping and I quit my job and decided to be a "stay at home wife"
even though I have no kids, not something I had planned for my life, as I love
working, but I was a gallery curator and always in the public. My husband thankfully loved the idea since it meant a super clean house and lots of homecooked stuff, but I never told him it was the rosacea, I told him I just didnt want to work. He is the kind of man who doesnt "see" the rosacea, but just because he could ignore it doesnt mean it wasnt killing me.
I was also diagnosed with blepharitis, and meibomian gland dysfunction. There
was not alot of redness in the eyes but there was major discomfort and pain.
This got to the point that I could no longer wear contacts...so red pimpled face
plus glasses...felt like I was back in my middleschool nightmare at 30
Some people somewhere told me to stop drinking milk (cant remember who told
me) and I had "tried" it several years ago for a few days with no results and decided that it didnt work.
I had also gone to an allergist (along with a plethora of md derms) to be food tested and came up with NO food allergies, milk was tested and came up negative.
But one day I was reading and came across some disturbing things about milk, I wont post it here unless, I am requested. But it grossed me out, and I decided to give abstinence from dairy another shot. In other words, I decided to "do it for real"
and do it for a longer duration than just a few days. After reading the things I read, it wasnt so hard this time, as I was a bit put off the stuff, yummy as it is.
So I stopped drinking milk, no butter, sour cream, cream cheese, icecream, milk chocolate, cheese etc. I also religiously looked at the contents of processed food to see if they had milk in them because alot of things do. I threw all of these things out of the fridge and my husband was baffled but went along. I wasnt expecting a big dent in the rosacea, but I just wanted the stuff out of my system. I thought it would unburden my system so it could better handle the "auto immune" disorder of the skin, that I had accepted my rosaea to be.
Getting rid of milk products made my food choices difficult, how to make it tasty with out butter and cream?? But I discovered alot of Chinese and Japanese dishes and also fell in love with coconut milk as a sub. and tried alot of thai currys and coconut ice cream I would have never tried otherwise.
And for a few weeks of course, my face continued on as normal. But slowly I started seeing less redness, less pimples. Then one day I woke up and there was no redness and no pimples. Of course I thought this was a fluke, or that my rosacea had gone into remission. But I never drank milk again and I never had a single eruption again or a red face for no reason. Now I still blush when I am given a compliment....but can you believe that many of those compliments are about my SKIN!!!!
anyway, I am not a regular poster here, I am just wanting to share this information and hope it helps at least one person. I hope that if you decide to try abstaining from milk, you do it with the devotion I did in my second "try"...because if you do it half heartedly...you will never know for sure. I wish that I had given it that much effort the first time around, I would have save myself a couple years of fustration.
I wish all of you the best.