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    Has anybody seen Prof Chu at his new premises in Chiswick, from the website I see that they specialise in Laser....has anybody been to see him there?

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    Confirmed Pro Chu is no longer working out of Hammersmith Hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl View Post
    Has anybody seen Prof Chu at his new premises in Chiswick, from the website I see that they specialise in Laser....has anybody been to see him there?
    Hi Countrygirl, I wish I had seen this post earlier, I am so sorry. But yes I see Prof Chu in Chiswick. He has retired from Hammersmith, although I am not too sure how long he will be working at Chiswick.

    How are you though? Do you still see him and what has he advised you to do? I am still on full dosage of all meds and montelukast. Plus lots of iron supplements for my hair. My rosacea seems to have been a lot worse recently, either down to the cold weather or stress. I can't stop flushing in hot environments, when embarrassed and waking up in the morning. Hope things with you are better X

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    Hi Gina,
    I had an appointment last week with Prof Chu, he advised me not to take cloindine or propanol as my nose gets too cold, and I mean ice cold- I stopped those meds before hand anyway so that's not a problem.

    I'm trying to actually expose my skin to warmer environments, alcohol etc.... I know it sounds mad but my skin has to normalise and my theory is that it won't all the time I avoid situations.

    So at the moment I'm on citroplam and Prof Chu prescribed singular, I'm going to try this for three months, he also suggested laser and I'm willing to try a test patch...I have permanent redness.
    On a positive note there was a lady in the waiting room who had Rosacea for two years and it just went, Prof chu says it's self limiting and I believe him.

    We are fighters.....and we can't let this horrid skin condition beat us xxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl View Post

    I'm trying to actually expose my skin to warmer environments, alcohol etc.... I know it sounds mad but my skin has to normalise and my theory is that it won't all the time I avoid situations.
    Hi Countrygirl!

    I too have been exposing myself to warmer environments and it has been helpful. But alcohol? Can you elaborate on this? Man, do I miss drinking a good beer here and there....but, Iím not sure about avoiding a flare.

    M.

    Ps. Sorry to hijack this thread regarding prof Chu....this comment just caught my eye.

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    Hi MissM,

    So funny -I dream of drinking a large glass of red wine flush free. Last night I went to a restaurant and drank four glasses of presseco without flushing it was bliss.

    It might be mad but I'm trying to build up a tolerance to alcohol, so instead of avoiding it altogether, I will have a glass or two, sometimes I flush, sometimes I don't.

    I just think avoiding heat, alcohol, spicy foods, sun, chocolate, blah blah is no life....so I'm testing the warm room theory on everything.

    Fingers and toes crossed x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl View Post
    Hi Gina,
    I had an appointment last week with Prof Chu, he advised me not to take cloindine or propanol as my nose gets too cold, and I mean ice cold- I stopped those meds before hand anyway so that's not a problem.

    I'm trying to actually expose my skin to warmer environments, alcohol etc.... I know it sounds mad but my skin has to normalise and my theory is that it won't all the time I avoid situations.

    So at the moment I'm on citroplam and Prof Chu prescribed singular, I'm going to try this for three months, he also suggested laser and I'm willing to try a test patch...I have permanent redness.
    On a positive note there was a lady in the waiting room who had Rosacea for two years and it just went, Prof chu says it's self limiting and I believe him.

    We are fighters.....and we can't let this horrid skin condition beat us xxxxx
    Hi Countrygirl

    I totally agree with your theory that one has to gradually re-normalize our skin so that it can adapt to our environments.
    Takes time and baby steps d/t the extra vessels, but will pay off in down regulating the vessels not to be so reactive.
    I know this is how I was able to re-start my fitness program at the gym.

    What is Dr Chu's theory behind the singular ?

    My allergist gave me some to try, but I was too gun shy being so reactive to prescription meds.

    Wishing you calm skin vibes,
    Bluedog

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginaisred View Post
    Hi Countrygirl, I wish I had seen this post earlier, I am so sorry. But yes I see Prof Chu in Chiswick. He has retired from Hammersmith, although I am not too sure how long he will be working at Chiswick.

    How are you though? Do you still see him and what has he advised you to do? I am still on full dosage of all meds and montelukast. Plus lots of iron supplements for my hair. My rosacea seems to have been a lot worse recently, either down to the cold weather or stress. I can't stop flushing in hot environments, when embarrassed and waking up in the morning. Hope things with you are better X
    Hey Gina,

    Do you find the iron supps increase the rosacea/flushing at all? I think I searched the forum about that at one point and saw a few posts speculating a link. Wait let me see if i can find one ..

    https://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea...eases-flushing

    Idk what I'm talking about though, just throwing that out there. I noticed after I tapered off my clonidine, I got all these new hair sprouts near my hairline. I have a long way to go though. I still use an eyebrow pencil sometimes to "color in" a bald spot I have haha.

    Do you find the montelukast to be helpful at all? Any bad side effects?

    best wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl View Post
    Hi Gina,
    I had an appointment last week with Prof Chu, he advised me not to take cloindine or propanol as my nose gets too cold, and I mean ice cold- I stopped those meds before hand anyway so that's not a problem.

    I'm trying to actually expose my skin to warmer environments, alcohol etc.... I know it sounds mad but my skin has to normalise and my theory is that it won't all the time I avoid situations.

    So at the moment I'm on citroplam and Prof Chu prescribed singular, I'm going to try this for three months, he also suggested laser and I'm willing to try a test patch...I have permanent redness.
    On a positive note there was a lady in the waiting room who had Rosacea for two years and it just went, Prof chu says it's self limiting and I believe him.

    We are fighters.....and we can't let this horrid skin condition beat us xxxxx
    Oh really that is interesting, I get a very cold nose too. It goes bright red in the cold.

    I think your idea of exposing yourself to environments does make sense, otherwise we are bottling it up and are likely to be more anxious as a result of avoiding places. Although I couldn't drink alcohol really without going red, unless I have an ice cold gin and tonic in a cool room haha. But giving up everything is just not fun

    I am on singular / montelukast. He advised I up to two tablets, instead of one, as I hadn't noticed any difference in taking it.

    Yes, he keeps saying that to me too, that it will burn itself out. Not sure when though. You're right though, we can't let it beat us (although it kind of does get the better of me).

    Keep me updated on the laser, good luck if you have it! I think prof Chu uses it because it is the most effective, and hopefully it will work for you. X

    P.S I can't give up chocolate. I eat it every day haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    Hi Countrygirl


    What is Dr Chu's theory behind the singular ?

    My allergist gave me some to try, but I was too gun shy being so reactive to prescription meds.

    Wishing you calm skin vibes,
    Bluedog
    Hi - I think montelukast is to do with helping mast cells. I take it but I am too not sure if it has helped yet. I have upped to 20mg per day, instead of 10mg, recently, so shall see how that goes. Let me know if you decide to take it and how you find it. Prof Chu said it has been amazing for some people, and has No side effects.

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    Hey Gina,

    Do you find the iron supps increase the rosacea/flushing at all? I think I searched the forum about that at one point and saw a few posts speculating a link. Wait let me see if i can find one ..

    https://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea...eases-flushing

    Idk what I'm talking about though, just throwing that out there. I noticed after I tapered off my clonidine, I got all these new hair sprouts near my hairline. I have a long way to go though. I still use an eyebrow pencil sometimes to "color in" a bald spot I have haha.

    Do you find the montelukast to be helpful at all? Any bad side effects?

    best wishes
    Thank you that is very interesting about the iron and flushing. I don't think it is from the iron, as the iron was prescribed by prof chu, and it is meant to be a slow release iron. I sadly cannot taper off the clonidine, I am flushing so badly at the moment, I think due to stress and the cold weather and heated rooms. I may try some CBD oil and see if that calms my flushing.

    Funnily enough, I was putting eyedrops in my eyes last night and most of it dripped onto my cheeks. That got rid of some of the reactive redness on my cheeks. Eye drops it is haha, actually isn't that the main component of the horrendous mirvaso??

    Prof Chu says the montelukast has no side effects. I have recently upped it to 20mg a day, instead of 10mg. I think it perhaps makes me slightly more tired, but otherwise ok. I am yet to experience the benefits of it, but some people have really found it makes a difference. Have you started it? X

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