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    Anyone tried them? Helpful or harmful for flushing?

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    It's a vasodilator so titrate really slowly. It helped with cold, hot, cold-> hot sensation (and also flushing). However worsened my "time of day" flaring. If you try, I would treat it like any other anti-seizure and take for a couple wks before deciding if it helps (and allowing blood vessels to stabilize) FWIW some narcotics probably help me more with less side effects

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    Quote Originally Posted by laser_cat View Post
    It's a vasodilator so titrate really slowly. It helped with cold, hot, cold-> hot sensation (and also flushing). However worsened my "time of day" flaring. If you try, I would treat it like any other anti-seizure and take for a couple wks before deciding if it helps (and allowing blood vessels to stabilize) FWIW some narcotics probably help me more with less side effects

    I agree with laser cat - my experience is you get vasodilation, so not worth it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laser_cat View Post
    It's a vasodilator so titrate really slowly. It helped with cold, hot, cold-> hot sensation (and also flushing). However worsened my "time of day" flaring. If you try, I would treat it like any other anti-seizure and take for a couple wks before deciding if it helps (and allowing blood vessels to stabilize) FWIW some narcotics probably help me more with less side effects
    Thanks! I tried it and it seemed helpful keeping my skin calmer, but I had terrible flushing this morning. Iím not sure if it was a rebound.

    I have taken Tylenol with codeine when I was in extreme pain, and it works beautifully. I actually feel normal even on half a pill. If I could take that every day, i might actually have a solution (assuming it didnít lose effect over time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    Thanks! I tried it and it seemed helpful keeping my skin calmer, but I had terrible flushing this morning. I’m not sure if it was a rebound.

    I have taken Tylenol with codeine when I was in extreme pain, and it works beautifully. I actually feel normal even on half a pill. If I could take that every day, i might actually have a solution (assuming it didn’t lose effect over time).
    There are partial opioids like tramadol or suboxone that are "easier" to get. My pain doc who i think is brilliant - has strongly encouraged me to be on low dose opioid bc of this "beautiful" effect. I'm stubborn and do not like the side effects, and he actually asked me to reconsider. But i have a lot of respect for him - and think it might be the best path for debilitating (i think you are taking time off work) cases. The partial opioids will lose some effect but in the same way all drugs sort of lose some of their effect (eg clonazepam). I know someone on low dose methadone, and another on oxy who only had 1 dose increase in ~20 yrs (for flushing/burning symptoms).My derm is also pushing the opioids a bit and knows about their potential "anti-flushing" effect.

    I wouldn't think THC would give you rebound, but I don't think it would have full effect yet. I'm actually surprised it didn't immediately make you flare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laser_cat View Post
    There are partial opioids like tramadol or suboxone that are "easier" to get. My pain doc who i think is brilliant - has strongly encouraged me to be on low dose opioid bc of this "beautiful" effect. I'm stubborn and do not like the side effects, and he actually asked me to reconsider. But i have a lot of respect for him - and think it might be the best path for debilitating (i think you are taking time off work) cases. The partial opioids will lose some effect but in the same way all drugs sort of lose some of their effect (eg clonazepam). I know someone on low dose methadone, and another on oxy who only had 1 dose increase in ~20 yrs (for flushing/burning symptoms).My derm is also pushing the opioids a bit and knows about their potential "anti-flushing" effect.

    I wouldn't think THC would give you rebound, but I don't think it would have full effect yet. I'm actually surprised it didn't immediately make you flare!
    People keep telling me to go to a pain dr and I havenít yet. Maybe thatís the next step. I definitely would take a low dose opioid if it gave me the result I had on the codeine.

    I wasnít sure if the THC would cause a flare or help- that day it helped, but I havenít kept trying. I went to a hormone specialist and she wants to try me on a different birth control pill- pills didnít work before, but this is a different kind. She says give it 2 months and then we can try HRT if I want to...

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