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Old 01-12-2010  
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P.S..0hs0luckyyx3 , are the discs still working for you?
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Hi guys, been lurking for a while. I decided to give these discs a try, so I'll keep you guys posted on my progress, still waiting for them to arrive in the mail.

@SeptembersGold19, You can get them at rosacea-ltd.com.

Speaking of that site, I urge you all to go read every little bit of information they have there. I truly think they have nailed a lot our problems, so much information there is spot on. I have been bothered by flushes since my teens (I'm now 30), and since I really decided to sit down and do some thorough research, I've found several things that so far has been working for me.

First and foremost, working out, 3 times a week! I feel better, I definitely feel like it's taking an edge off my hot cheeks being in shape. Secondly, drinking a lot of tap water, quite a bit more than my thirst requires. If you go to rosacea-ltd.com they will speak a lot about the importance of a large water intake for rosacea sufferers (I believe blushers have a lot in common with rosacea, related even). This is not a temperature thing, it's about acid! I'm not gonna recite much information, but the more I read, the more it all made sense to me. If your body is more acidic than what is optimal, a rosacea sufferer will react with flushing or a worsening of their condition. Pretty interesting stuff.

Also, it's important to reduce intake of acidic foods. They have a list there. Alkaline foods can be used to even out, but water does it best because it dissolves acids in addition to being slightly alkaline (oposite to acidic).

To talk a little more about myself, I have undergone ETS surgery without much success. I was blush/flush free for about a week, then it came back. I'd say it improved blushing with about 20%, hardly worth the risk. In addition my hands became dry and I sweat a little more on my upper body and back, but luckily not as much as some people. I have been thinking about doing it again (some people have had success with a 2nd round), but I realized I needed to find a more natural solution. My main problem is and has always been flushing. I used to have warm burning cheeks from mid day til around 10PM, with a peak after my afternoon nap. I'd wake up with red throbbing cheeks that would not calm down for hours. This has been a shortcut for social blushing as well.

Now I have a new lifestlye that has reduced the temperature in my face, and made me a happier, less worried person. For simplicity, I'll list what I've done. It's basically a compliation of things I have read on the internet and such and decided to try for myself:

- Workouts 3-5 times a week

- Drink a lot of cold water

- Evening primrose oil (been using this for about a month and a half, has antiflamatory properties)

- Almost completely cut dairy products from my diet

- Same with coffee and black tea. Caffeine can worsen rosacea and blushing.

- Reduced intake of foods with many additives, especially sodium-glutamate ( I believe it's called in english) which is in a lot of food, and acts like a flavour enhancer. Supposedly bad for blushers.

- 2 cups green tea every day.

- Reduced intake of junkfood and premade meals. I now make my own dinners with fresh food more often. This means less additives and bacteria.

- Bio-Magnesium supplement. Supposed to be helpful for some blushers.

- Eucerin Anti-Redness. Applying this a couple of "layers" reduces red reflection by about a third, and also feels calming on the skin. Is pretty much invisible on the skin, has a slight green tint.

- Reduced smoking by 80% (plan to make that 100%). Cigarette smoke is very acidic, and can cause flushing. And, obvioisly because it's gonna add years to my life!

- Smaller, more frequent meals. Eating big meals when it's been a long time since you had anything to eat can cause big blood sugar/adrenaline spikes that makes some people flush.

- Less bad carbs, less sugar, less manufactured salt (go for seasalt). White bread, pasta, sweets and such burn fast in your system. Similar effect to the note above.

- When drinking alcohol (most of us do this from time to time), taking a zyrtec antihistamine + pepcid duo + 2 aspirin with a meal 30 min-1 hour before starting. This has so far reduced my alcohol flush by ~80%, sometimes 100%. Another perk about these non prescription pills, is that I feel a LOT better the next day. It seems like they contain some sort of enzyme that breaks down the stuff that gives you a hangover. Just last weekend I went on a on-the-fly drinking binge, not having access to my tablets, and the day after I was sick like a dog (have not been like that since I started taking them).

Now, I'm not saying I'm completely pale or flush free, but I'm much much better than what I used to be. I try to spread out new things I try so I can tell easier what's working and what's not, or even making me worse. And in saying that, here's what's next on my schedule:

- The rosacea-ltd discs!
- Zinc
- Vitamin C
- Calcium + L-Methionine
- Vitamine B6

There are more things I have found while searching the internet, but they are so far just a project for a more distance future, should I not be satisfied with the above mentioned. I'm gonna list them here in case anyone else should find them helpful:

- Argin-Max (reported by an individual to reduce blushing almost completely)
- SSRI/Propanolol
- Acupuncture
- Diet to lower Histamine levels in blood
- VBeam laser/IPL
- Viridian Ultimate Beauty Oil
- Gaba
- Kava Kava
- Cellfood (candida cure)
- Eradicane
- Oil pulling
- Dosens of different redness reduction creams
- Valerian root
- Lemon balm
- Passion flower
- Motherwort
- L-Theanine
- Lithium Orotate
- Sansrosa
- Donating blood (some have reported inability to blush for some time after)

As you can see, I've done some serious research. If you have any questions feel free to ask, although google will answer many questions.

Pilt

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Hey,

Sorry I haven't been on in awhile, I went to Vegas .

I'm so glad the discs are working for the ones that have tried them.

I'm still so excited about them.

Pilt, great post. Everything is spot on. You have to eat healthy and exercise and make it a lifestyle. Not only is it good for you physically, but mentally as well. Your body is a temple and a gift so you must treat it that way. You get out what you put in.
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I'm not very good at searching......I was wondering.... what foods help to lower your histamine levels?
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@SeptembersGold19 http://www.esfbchannel.com/phpBB2/vi...ight=histamine

@RealRemedy: I completely agree, I think treating your body better is the best way to start. I know I'd love to have a pill that takes away the red, but I don't think there is a one single solution. More a variety of different things and a will to change your life! We're all different, so we're all gonna have different remedies that we respond to.

(To be fair, there are people who actually have had great success with the use of pills. Betablockers, propanolol etc. Problem is, though, that they tend to lose their effect after a while. However, I wish to try natural things before I start putting drugs into my system.)

And hey, if it turns out the things I try won't completely remove the redness, at least I have done a number of changes that's good for me. And in the end, I don't need it to be 100% gone to be happy.
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I've been taking the L-methionine and calcium supplements for about 2.5 months now. As noted before, I am also on Paxil, which helps a lot with blushing, so your mileage may vary. Still, I think the L-methionine and calcium is reducing my flushing (as opposed to blushing). I have not had a serious blushing incident. A few times my face has warmed up a little but I couldn't tell if it was very minor blushing or an environmental factor (e.g., entering warm buildings from the cold).
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Interesting thread... I remembered a couple years back I did some research on histamine. I went through a package of anti-histamines with no results, but maybe the mechanism behind them just didn't work.
I have allergies and anti-histamines do nothing for my blushing either. My understanding is that anti-histamines block allergic reactions. The suggestion that started this thread is meant to lower the amount of histamine in the body. I believe histamine is a neuro-transmitter and therefore lowering the amount of histamine may calm our nerves, so to speak.

Paxil has worked the best on my blushing but I think the L-methionine and calcium are helping too. I'll take the L-methionine and calcium for at least six months and then decide whether I want to continue taking them. It is supposed to be a gradual process so don't expect instant results.

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Along with my blushing sometimes I'll get a hive like rash on my neck. My skin gets irritated very easily ( just from scratching, applying lotion, etc).
I can get blotches on my face, neck, and chest when I am socially nervous, sexually aroused, and sometimes for no apparent reason. I think the L-methionine and calcium has helped with this.
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DownInAHole....I have the SAME exact problem as you... my skin is very sensitive as well and if you just touch it it turns red. When I'm nervous I get blotches all up my neck and chest. For the blotches, you should get a beta blocker such as Propranolol...get this from your doctor. I used to never wear low cut shirts and now I can wear at least T-shirts and semi-low cut shirts if I take this medicine....it makes it so the blotches don't come! Sorry for getting off subject...

and thanks 0hs0luckyyx3 I really want to get this but I am broke right now since I don't have a f*ing job!!!! (due to anxiety)
I actually have taken beta blockers, but only for college presentations in the past. I didn't want them to be an every day thing. They helped me a lot though, it's amazing how much better you do at presentations when your face doesn't feel like it's on fire.
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DownInAHole,

may i suggest due to your anxiety and absence of a job, maybe try an online job where you don't have to do anything publicly..? food for thought
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P.S..0hs0luckyyx3 , are the discs still working for you?
yes, i am definitely seeing an improvement just on week 2
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