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    Default Why do antidepressants help with flushing and blushing?

    Someone please tell me. Anything you know, links please.
    Anyway, I have been using Citalopram (Celexa) 20mg a day for a week, and my flushing has near completely ceased. Interestingly my ability to sweat and thermoregulate seems to be partially restored. I can now sit near heaters without issue and my face is cool to the touch. What has happened? What role might serotonin have in regards thermoregulation or perhaps more broadly the nervous system?

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    Perhaps having calmer nerves help out. All I know is that when I had a bad flare in October before getting diagnosed was during a very stressful period at work for me, even with my happy pill. I take 20 mg of Citolopram. Now things have settled down at work, and I try not to get too aggravated to prevent another bad flare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUsefulObsession View Post
    Someone please tell me. Anything you know, links please.
    Anyway, I have been using Citalopram (Celexa) 20mg a day for a week, and my flushing has near completely ceased. Interestingly my ability to sweat and thermoregulate seems to be partially restored. I can now sit near heaters without issue and my face is cool to the touch. What has happened? What role might serotonin have in regards thermoregulation or perhaps more broadly the nervous system?
    Hi. Not the science guru here but I can tell you what I
    Have experienced. Effexor 37.5 mg in morning and
    Night, which is lowest dose, helps keep my flushing
    Down. Many meds are used for off label use and
    Anti anxiety meds/ depression are prescribed for pain
    Related illness. Because they work! I was told that
    Effexor is a good " relaxer" of smooth muscle groups,
    Hence nerve bundles ( I think) I can not tolerate
    Narcotics ( had several spine surgeries) so for me,
    The off label use of antidepressant is wonderful. I am
    Considering weening off of it to replace it with a newer
    And more modern one that may have even better
    Results. I have posted in the past that in the evening,
    Without this med for me, flushes would be very bad.

    I'm not advocating this method of treatment I'm simply
    Saying it works for me right now and hope it continues
    To work in future. Birdie

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUsefulObsession View Post
    Someone please tell me. Anything you know, links please.
    Anyway, I have been using Citalopram (Celexa) 20mg a day for a week, and my flushing has near completely ceased. Interestingly my ability to sweat and thermoregulate seems to be partially restored. I can now sit near heaters without issue and my face is cool to the touch. What has happened? What role might serotonin have in regards thermoregulation or perhaps more broadly the nervous system?
    Im sorry to say I do not believe a word of that . How could that be ?

    Lets hear from just one more person who can back up your claims .

    So anyone else taking Citalopram for Flushing ?

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    Nobody knows how antidepressants work to relieve menopausal hot flashes (which are wet flushes), but they do. And benzos like generic xanax work so well to relive tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that they've been studied in double-blind studies. Again, nobody really know the mechanism by which benzos lower tinnitus, but a majority of users report that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantine View Post
    Nobody knows how antidepressants work to relieve menopausal hot flashes (which are wet flushes), but they do. And benzos like generic xanax work so well to relive tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that they've been studied in double-blind studies. Again, nobody really know the mechanism by which benzos lower tinnitus, but a majority of users report that.
    All Im saying is if that's the case with Zoe and what she says is true .

    Facial Flushing / Face not sweating will be no longer a problem for people

    And she should be on the 6 0 Clock news this evening .


    This is a big break through and a Massive story because I strongly believe that Facial Flushing happens because you've lost the ability of your face to sweat .
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    Okay well, for starters we do not know WHAT caused my flushing in the first place. Rosacea seems to be complex, multifaceted and individual. Nor has anyone so far explained the role that serotonin might have in thermoregulation. I am stating my evaluation regarding something which has worked for me.
    Do note one of Celexa's side effects is excessive sweating.

    There is indeed another individual that Celexa (citalopram) worked for. However it is possible that like Oil King, that I too MAY be a post accutane flusher, which may or may not be different to non-accutane flushers in its workings.

    http://www.acne.org/messageboard/top...duced-rosacea/

    To see that I am quite real, see my blog post on the matter including before and after pictures.

    https://ausefulobsession.wordpress.c...ental-implant/

    Also note that a sufferer of severe vascular rosacea mentioned an excess of facial sweating in her blog post (it's at the top).

    http://vascularrosacea.blogspot.co.u...1_archive.html

    I find your insinuation regarding my honesty insulting and irritating.

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    from what i understand about Anti-depressants is that they help block nerve pulses and neurotransmitters so they aren't used (or overused). since Rosacea seems to primarily function in our face (the part of the body with the most nerve-endings) i think the anti-depressants are calming the nerves (so to speak).

    but i'm a bank teller. what the heck do i know? lol

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    Good point, Mandy. And what I take definitely calms my nerves and keeps me from slapping people from work, lol. But maybe because I take one my rosacea is better kept under control. That and watching what I eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davekelly View Post
    All Im saying is if that's the case with Zoe and what she says is true .

    Facial Flushing / Face not sweating will be no longer a problem for people

    And she should be on the 6 0 Clock news this evening .


    This is a big break through and a Massive story because I strongly believe that Facial Flushing happens because you've lost the ability of your face to sweat .


    Please davekelly, stop to be a fagot. You always Talk to poeple here in a Bad way. Why? Because YOU give up and loose your life cause rosacea? That means, we all have to give up and accept our condition? You Sound like you just really frustrated, because rosacea Took your life. But Thats No reason to Talk a Bad way to all the other poeple which try to Find a Solution....


    Sorry for MY Bad english. Bye
    FUC* ACCUTANE!

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