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    Just wanted to say that I have been helped a lot with Vit C last winter. I took 4000 mg of estherC per day (1000mg 4 times a day) and experienced a major lessening of neurogenic sensations on my face (I would feel my face constantly) that helped me through the winter with much less flushing and no bumps. I was able to sleep at night without waking up with burning cheek, I could watch TV with no burning. I would still flush when exposed to my main triggers but altogether I experienced a very calm face in between the flushing episodes and it was GREAT! HOWEVER and just as usual when finding something that helps, the effect wore off after 6 months of taking it. Back to square 1 with a rosacea that keeps getting worse whatever I try, anyway.
    Thought this could help some, at least for some time.
    Marie

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    Wow, that's great, Marie! I think Mistica was helped by Vitamin C at one point, too. There was another forum member who posted recently about success with Vitamin C. I've been reading recentky about high-dose Vitamin C - trying to decide whether to up my dose. I've been taking 1,000 mg capsules absorbic acid only once or twice a day.

    Is Esther C a better form of Vitamin C? Is there a reason you chose it over the absorbic acid form?

    I have type 1 rosacea. Flushing, redness and yes, that "being aware of my face" feeling.

    I've been taking high-dose Vit D the last couple of weeks and have had a calmer face. (tested low, taking 4,000-8,000 mg/day). Also, eating more sweet potatoes (for beta carotene to Vit A conversion) and taking astaxanthin, a carotenoid supplement. I can't say that the calmer face is because of any one thing, though the D seemed to make a big difference, but my goal is to bring down inflammation and gain some photoprotection and skin strength. Through my research, I also found that some rosaceans and acne sufferers were being helped by Vit D. Maybe one of these supps could help you post Vit C?

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    HI hg24,
    EstherC is more bio available. This was very clear as I had already tried taking 4000mg of basic vitC before, with no effect whatsoever.
    I took vit D 3 years ago but it didn't change anything. My levels were pretty good. I've asked my GP to be tested again for vitD levels because I avoid the sun like the plague and I feel I could get low. I am reading about niacinamide at the moment and I might try that. I don't believe my rosacea is due to systemic inflammation. Food was never a problem and I am overall healthy. I think my skin barrier has been deeply altered by environnemental factors.
    Wish you find what helps you.
    Marie

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    Thanks, Marie. You, too.

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