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    I need your guys help. I can keep my skin under reasonable control in the right environ. I have just completed a degree (I am 28) and have done ok in it and have been offered a very good opport. which will mean spending the next three years of my life in a chemistry lab. Problem is the vain part of me is scared because I will be in my thirties by the time I have finished.

    I look ok when r is reasonably controlled but will look an absolute mess (labs- read hot dry air, and as only r sufferers will understand I will be exposed to heating and have to have my head down and thick white lab coat-- eek!). So I will only be able to look ok again in my thirties, but by this point I'll be able to get my own nice office and insist on a rosacea friendly environment (at which point i shall request all my employers have rosacea!!!!!!)

    But it's a bit corny but it will mean I won't meet anyone (my rosacea is very very very disfiguring as I am sure you can alll understand) and in my thirties .. oh help!

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    Hi Angelina

    I know your dilema, a little too well infact! I finished my education a couple of years ago (Iv just gone 24), and since have been coasting along in neutral. I know that given the opportunity I could develop in my field and be successful. That is if i didnt have rosacea.

    I suppose its easy to blame your condition for holding you back, at least thats what Im sure many nonsufferers would think. But I know that spending any amount of time in the wrong environment can spell havock for rosacea sufferers. So on this point I guess you have to make your own decision on the pros / cons. If this is a once in a life time opportunity, then Id say go with it. For me, Im attempting to maniplulate my career slightly to allow me to work from home. Dont know if this is an option for you?

    Also, think of it like this - if you're only worry is about the long term effects then chill, because in 10 years time rosacea treatment will probably be very different. The new flushing medications in trial, new laser protocols etc should all add up to things being infinately better for us, and sooner than you turn thirty.

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    Hey thanks for they reply!

    Re working from home, not an option. I have looked into that... But if I do this (will be working in hopital lab i think so very unfriendly hot dry rosacea hating environments + having to use my brain (strain at best of times!) always a trigger, stupid things liek getting to and from work - even sunlight is a trigger and I can't wear sun block) in the future I'll be more able to control environment.

    Actually one of the reasons I did a degree was to get out of London ( rosacea unfriendly) office and work from home for a bit- and controlling my environment has made a tremendous amount of diffference, I have since been able to socialise in the evenings eithout being uncomfortable or like I have a skin prob.

    But I will be in my thirties (eek by the time it's over and will then be getting the effects of aging !- I have the "real thin fair skinny" type) by the the i finish

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    Do what is best for you and your career.

    Don't necessarily believe you won't find anyone, even if you look funny.

    When I was finally diagnosed I had a consulting position (software of couse) and was on airplanes A LOT. Not an ideal rosacea environment. Plus I usually worked a 3 hours time zone shift at least every other week.

    And sometime my skin went NUTS (interestingly enough- mostly when I was home - it was better when I traveled. I am looking into filtering the hard harsh water we get here, but it might just have been chronic sleep depravation).

    My first husband listed my skin as one of the reasons he left me

    I met and married another man who really did not care that much about my skin. In fact about a year ago I was taking photos to help the docs understand what was going on when I was NOT in their office. He developed some for me, then apologized for giving me grief about wanting to do IPL.

    He just had not realized what my skin looked like until he actually saw the photos.

    Moral: only date those with no eye for detail. Of course there are side effects when it comes to keeping the house picked up!

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    I didn't realize that London would be unfriendly rosacea place. I would prefer the cool cloudy days of the UK/Ireland region over North America any day. Most of the United States has extreme cold winters and hot summers...a complete climate disaster for rosaceans.


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    Actually one of the reasons I did a degree was to get out of London ( rosacea unfriendly) office and work from home for a bit- and controlling my environment has made a tremendous amount of diffference, I have since been able to socialise in the evenings eithout being uncomfortable or like I have a skin prob.

    But I will be in my thirties (eek by the time it's over and will then be getting the effects of aging !- I have the "real thin fair skinny" type) by the the i finish

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    You'd be suprised! In the UK we've been having this really dry warm weather lately. It will probably be cloudy, but there'll be an intense muggy dry heat aswell. I find this the worst possible conditions for my rosacea, I find all out clear sky hot weather much better,

    Also, when the polution combines with this type of weather it makes a VERY rosacea unfriendly environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bear
    You'd be suprised! In the UK we've been having this really dry warm weather lately. It will probably be cloudy, but there'll be an intense muggy dry heat aswell. I find this the worst possible conditions for my rosacea, I find all out clear sky hot weather much better,

    Also, when the polution combines with this type of weather it makes a VERY rosacea unfriendly environment.
    I too think that my face gets worse when it is cloudy and humid. I seem to break out more and my face itches more.

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    I think you also have to think about the long term, keeping in mind that treatments for rosacea are steadily growing more effective and more sophisticated, even if they're only tiny small improvements and little breakthroughs. I think if you give up everything to battle rosacea, you might find yourself in 5 or 10 years, preferably sooner, with a great treatment or even cure for it, but no life to return to. That's why I think it's really sad to hear some students have dropped out of university and people have completely abandoned their jobs because of it because when the resources are at their disposal to finally beat it, it could be too late to turn things around.
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