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    Quote Originally Posted by Mknlvi View Post
    When you were reacting to food when it first developed, how long did it take you to stop reacting to food and getting nose flushes. I'm surprised that you say food ceased to have an effect.
    Energy drinks I find are the worse trigger for a flush or delayed flush compared to anything in my experience, even compared drinking alcohol and spirits. I doubt it was the Sertraline, I tried it for 4 months years ago and it had no effect on flushing, good or bad.
    Food seems to drive this condition, also complicated with a delayed trigger effect depending on the food..
    Er, my memory really isn't great so this is all approximate. But I developed rosacea about eight, nine years ago. Initially I was devastated and obsessing over my skin and literally everything would aggravate it. But then gradually, and after taking oxytertacyline (spl) plus zinc and tumeric supplements and using an incredibly mild cleanser, it calmed down enough that I kind of accepted it. There was still a persistent mildish red on my cheeks next to my nose (but not my nose itself) and forehead, and I still got regular pustules, but in terms of full of aggravated flushes and inflamed reactions and nose flushes to food and heat and, well, everything, there was little response, if any. I can't exactly remember when, but I ended up reintroducing into my diet all the sugary stuff I'd cut out, or at least limited for a long time and which used to cause a reaction. For years I was okay, or at least existing with my skin in its imperfect but manageable state, and then recently, this last month or so, it's completely flared up again and I'm back to square one. I write this now with my skin prickling and flushed, and yet I haven't had a energy drink in a week or even a coke zero in days. It's very frustrating.

    Something, whether it was the energy drinks or setraline or something else, but something has returned my skin to the bad old days. I'm pretty sad, to be honest. Going to start researching topicals which I've never really used before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASordidGod View Post
    Something, whether it was the energy drinks or setraline or something else, but something has returned my skin to the bad old days. I'm pretty sad, to be honest. Going to start researching topicals which I've never really used before.
    There are many here at RF who use the ZZ cream with success. Just type in 'ZZ' in the search box and browse the threads for twenty minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASordidGod View Post
    Er, my memory really isn't great so this is all approximate. But I developed rosacea about eight, nine years ago. Initially I was devastated and obsessing over my skin and literally everything would aggravate it. But then gradually, and after taking oxytertacyline (spl) plus zinc and tumeric supplements and using an incredibly mild cleanser, it calmed down enough that I kind of accepted it. There was still a persistent mildish red on my cheeks next to my nose (but not my nose itself) and forehead, and I still got regular pustules, but in terms of full of aggravated flushes and inflamed reactions and nose flushes to food and heat and, well, everything, there was little response, if any. I can't exactly remember when, but I ended up reintroducing into my diet all the sugary stuff I'd cut out, or at least limited for a long time and which used to cause a reaction. For years I was okay, or at least existing with my skin in its imperfect but manageable state, and then recently, this last month or so, it's completely flared up again and I'm back to square one. I write this now with my skin prickling and flushed, and yet I haven't had a energy drink in a week or even a coke zero in days. It's very frustrating.

    Something, whether it was the energy drinks or setraline or something else, but something has returned my skin to the bad old days. I'm pretty sad, to be honest. Going to start researching topicals which I've never really used before.
    I've been doing a lot of research on the underlying gut connection to rosacea and something to keep in mind is that some of the biggest disruptors to your gut lining are: SUGAR, caffeine, medications (this includes NSAIDS, cortisone, and antibiotics.) Research regarding SSRIs in terms of gut health is conflicting. According to Dr. Fetissov, "The composition of gut microbiota is very sensitive to the metabolic processes of the body and can change naturally, through drug-induced metabolic shifts in the brain and other organs." (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326299). Basically, whether it's inflammatory foods, Advil, anxiety/depression or prescription drugs, ALL of these can have an effect on the delicate lining of our gut...some good and some bad, but it's different for everyone. When your gut is compromised, the bacteria, foods and waste which is supposed to be contained in your gut can "leak" out into your bloodstream. Your body will then launch an immune response, resulting in major inflammation which can show up as rosacea. Obviously this is not the only reason rosacea occurs, but it certainly can be a contributing factor. Personally I was able to "heal" my rosacea by addressing gut health (I did a 30 day "reset" followed by some detoxes) and I also treated it externally with ZZ cream. The combination worked quite well for me. ZZ cream alone may work quite well for you, but I would urge you to find an alternative to the energy drinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady Barrows View Post
    There are many here at RF who use the ZZ cream with success. Just type in 'ZZ' in the search box and browse the threads for twenty minutes.
    Thanks, I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvelvet View Post
    I've been doing a lot of research on the underlying gut connection to rosacea and something to keep in mind is that some of the biggest disruptors to your gut lining are: SUGAR, caffeine, medications (this includes NSAIDS, cortisone, and antibiotics.) Research regarding SSRIs in terms of gut health is conflicting. According to Dr. Fetissov, "The composition of gut microbiota is very sensitive to the metabolic processes of the body and can change naturally, through drug-induced metabolic shifts in the brain and other organs." (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326299). Basically, whether it's inflammatory foods, Advil, anxiety/depression or prescription drugs, ALL of these can have an effect on the delicate lining of our gut...some good and some bad, but it's different for everyone. When your gut is compromised, the bacteria, foods and waste which is supposed to be contained in your gut can "leak" out into your bloodstream. Your body will then launch an immune response, resulting in major inflammation which can show up as rosacea. Obviously this is not the only reason rosacea occurs, but it certainly can be a contributing factor. Personally I was able to "heal" my rosacea by addressing gut health (I did a 30 day "reset" followed by some detoxes) and I also treated it externally with ZZ cream. The combination worked quite well for me. ZZ cream alone may work quite well for you, but I would urge you to find an alternative to the energy drinks!
    Hey, glad you had success. What's a 30 day reset? Just a very controlled diet kind of thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASordidGod View Post
    Hey, glad you had success. What's a 30 day reset? Just a very controlled diet kind of thing?
    Itís basically a cleanse where you eliminate the most inflammatory foods: sugar, gluten, soy, corn, processed foods, and add daily probiotics, greens, detox teas, fiber and bone broth. This combination is extremely healing to the gut lining and will start the process. After the 30 days you would continue to avoid the most inflammatory foods and continue taking the probiotics. I originally did this back in November and bought a kit which included all the products. I have since incorporated many of the new foods and good practices into my daily diet. Itís not for everyone; it definitely requires some discipline but I had pretty much had it with my rosacea and I didnít want to take any more antibiotics or use lasers so it was a good option for me. And yes, thankfully it worked. Keep reading and keep learning!

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