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    Hello all -

    I am curious to get a sense of how many folks have had to change their work status, (i.e. full time to part time), or structure (i.e. work from home some days), or actually changed jobs due to their rosacea.

    Since I cannot seem to get my rosacea under control I am wondering if a change to part time might help to minimize my stress and therefore hopefully help my rosacea to calm. There really is no real way I can do this since I am the main bread earner but am trying to consider every avenue.

    Thoughts from any of you who don't mind sharing would be very helpful.

    Thanks ever so much.

    wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendykay View Post
    Hello all -

    I am curious to get a sense of how many folks have had to change their work status, (i.e. full time to part time), or structure (i.e. work from home some days), or actually changed jobs due to their rosacea.

    Since I cannot seem to get my rosacea under control I am wondering if a change to part time might help to minimize my stress and therefore hopefully help my rosacea to calm. There really is no real way I can do this since I am the main bread earner but am trying to consider every avenue.

    Thoughts from any of you who don't mind sharing would be very helpful.

    Thanks ever so much.

    wendy
    When you say you can't get it under control, what do you mean? Most people I know have limitations, but eventually find a way. How's everything after your ipl that you had? How's the redness and pain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendykay View Post
    Hello all -

    I am curious to get a sense of how many folks have had to change their work status, (i.e. full time to part time), or structure (i.e. work from home some days), or actually changed jobs due to their rosacea.

    Since I cannot seem to get my rosacea under control I am wondering if a change to part time might help to minimize my stress and therefore hopefully help my rosacea to calm. There really is no real way I can do this since I am the main bread earner but am trying to consider every avenue.

    Thoughts from any of you who don't mind sharing would be very helpful.

    Thanks ever so much.

    wendy
    Hello Wendy.

    I thankfully run my own home-based business (pure telephone work, even though it's sales).

    At my worst, I would definitely say that being able to work at home DID actually reduce my stress levels.

    Some would say, that you just have to 'face the beast' however, for me the actual burning acid-like pain made it impossible to work
    through, so being able to take a break when needed really helped.

    I am fortunate, that I am not the main wage earner, so could afford this luxury.

    Now that my rosacea is 90% better, my job is also going much better..............

    I wish you well my friend.

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    I did not leave my job due to rosacea but I did take a break due to other health reasons and then my company closed up shop allowing me to take a break from working. I do think that time for relaxation and to focus on my health has helped with the rosacea. However, if you cannot afford to go part-time, the money worries might counter any benefits you get from being off work.

    Alternatively, are you able to make time daily or several times a week to meditate and relax? If you cannot change your work hours, perhaps you can get creative with you scheduling when you are off work and make some time for yourself for stress reduction and relaxation. Any bit of time you can take to reduce your stress is going to be good for you.

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    Dear Judy, Rosacea27 and Lwemm -

    Thank you so very much for your response. I sincerely appreciate it when people can take the time and it is so very helpful.

    As you all know, the last two years have been hell...at one point I was so distraught that the thought of jumping in front of subway trains actually entered my mind. I am in a much better place now but it has been a long haul. The worsened texture of my skin has been hard to take, after the very aggressive IPL sessions. And then it started impacting my nose which now swells at the drop of a hat. This all sent me into a tailspin of anxiety and depression. At the same time, my periods stopped (six months now) so I am also feeling the thrust of peri/menopause. I have to say that entering menopause does make me happy. You know why Judy (my big supporter)! My skin is always so very dry now as well. When I think back to what likely started this worsening of symptoms it is now easy to understand. My husband was out of work for 16 months and we were in the throws of a lawsuit regarding the new house we purchased. Anyway, enough of that.

    Rosacea27, when I say that I cannot get it under control, I think what I mean is that because of my ongoing anxiety around my skin texture, what the doc did to me with the horrible IPL, and then the issue now with my nose swelling and burning, I am not able to relax enough and feel happy enough to ever just let my guard down and feel free of anxiety. It also seems that so many foods are now triggers for me, ones which NEVER were before. This is a bit overwhelming. The thoughts in my mind are nothing but negative and I fear what I feel I will look like when I am older. It is the old Catch 22. But, I have started a diet that I pray will begin to see me becoming more symptom free by the week (I hope). It includes about 12 items only - all ones which I enjoy and are good for me. What I also need to find now is a decent dermatologist and skin care specialist who can help me rebuild my skin. I am using a few good Avene products for day to day but would like to find products that will help me rebuild my skin from the inside out. I having been following the nicotinamide thread with much interest.

    Lwemm - You are very right about the higher stress level which may occur if I work only part time and then worry about money FULL time. (Husband only brings home $1300. per month at the remaining $1700 goes to alimony and child support). I have started gentle yoga and am trying to meditate. Learning this skill will take some time as I find it very hard to shut my mind down.

    I am trying to learn to focus on me but I do care for my 91 year old mother and assist with my brother who is disabled. Life is very busy. I do want to try and work harder to free my mind of negative thoughts, STOP looking in every mirror I can find and pray that by some miracle my skin's appearance will start to improve.

    Thank you all for listening. My sincere best regards.

    Wendy

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    Judy, Rosacea27 and L -

    Please ignore the subject line in my previous email. I am multi-tasking! LOL

    The support I receive from people like you on this board is truly priceless. I am grateful to all of you.

    My very best wishes.

    wendy

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    Dear Wendy,

    What a lovely lady you are caring for your Mother AND Brother!

    On the subject of dry skin, I now use this miracle oil below. it is amazing, hope that you have QVC where you are!!!

    http://www.qvcuk.com/tarte-Maracuja-...N-_-2-_-205115

    Pricey, yes, but you only need a drop & it lasts ages, my menopausal/rosacea face adores it!

    Hugs Judy x
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    *Tried Clonidine, Moxonidine & Atenolol (None being taken at present ).

    *Yearly IPL treatments until 2009.

    * RLT Journey!" (Sept 09) **Using Britebox Revive..(Stopped ).

    * Use Optimel & Ilast cream for MGD Ocular rosacea.

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    Wow, Wendy, that is a lot of stress to deal with. Do keep up with your yoga and meditation and I would say if there is any way to schedule yourself a wellness retreat some time, you should do it! I'm wondering if seeing a naturopath to try to get a handle on your digestion would not be in order. With only 12 foods that do not cause you to react, you are likely to get some vitamin and mineral deficiencies if you don't have some already.

    I have had wonderful luck finding Acure Day cream which keeps my face feeling moisturized all day long. In addition, I have found that when I flush, my skin feels drier afterward for a day or two. If I flush very badly, it can spread to my whole body. I find the dry and stinging skin to be an after effect of the flushing due to the food sensitivities. So for now I am avoiding triggers and trying daily bone broth and aloe gel as well as some other herbs to support digestion.

    Good luck and keep at it!!

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    Yes. I was unable to work for 2 years. I had to move back in with my parents and did some online work scoring standardized test essays during this period. It's a problem when you can't even sit down because this posture causes you to flush!

    Best,

    David
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