I was diagnosed with rosacea in January. I have always had beautiful skin without any problems. I could use anything on my face without any worry. I woke up one day with a lupus like redness on my face and the pores looked like they were gapping wide. I called it orange peel skin. Several dermatologist later.....I started metrogel, but it irritated my skin....I was given finacea, which I use, but it makes my skin itch. My left cheek is always red, and the pores of my skin you can see from a distance. I just started over the last three days, these episodes of intense flushing that turn me bright red...including my ears, back, and chest. I am on an antiinflammatory diet...I basically eat nothing...I drink only water and lots of it...I avoid the sun etc. I have already become socially isolated....and now I'm panicking that I'm going to flush like that again....it happens several times a day...no trigger identified. My face burns, itches, and feels like little pinpricks are being put in my face....I avoid mirrors and am becoming physically and emotionally sick.....how is this progressing when I'm avoiding everything possible? Is anybody going through this or can anyone give me any advice....I am so severely depressed....I'm 39 years old with 2 kids....I'm losing it. I was also born blind as a kid and had many many surgeries to get my eyesight...now I'm afraid this will progress into ocular rosacea. Please help me.
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