27th April 2008 11:34 AM
hey, i've been reading your forum for some months now. but now i've decided to post a message.
you've got pics of my rosacea which used to obsess me for years, but now i m fine and i do not longer blush that often. i've consulted some dermatologists and it seemed that the IPL was the cure for me. i refused to take it because i do not have financial support. since a month or two now,my rosacea has ameliorated. i used to look in the mirror a lot to see how red i was and it became a habit for me. now i look in the mirror occasionally.
i know how bad it is to be obsessed with it, i know how hard it is, but maybe you should try spending you time by doing smth productive. i do not want to sound pathetic, i don't know how it worked in my case, i just woke up one morning and say i was not that red and i thought oh well it's just the beginning of the day, one hour later i'll look like a tomato. but it wasn't so. i blamed the hard day that i've had, i was kind of pale, but the same thing happened next morning. and so on..now i try to focus my attention of smth else.
This is my advice for the people who stress a lot on this matter. It is simply useless..
Last edited by psychee; 27th April 2008 at 11:37 AM.
27th April 2008 05:06 PM
I understand your point of view. But please be aware that different people are affected in different degrees by this condition. This is why we defined comparative degrees for rosacea: mild, moderate and severe.
While it is easy to follow your advice for sufferers with a mild condition, moderate and severe sufferers need medical intervention and advice.
Take care. All the best,
28th April 2008 02:15 PM
Yes that is true....mild (as yours is) wouldn't make me think twice about it truly...you look fine to me. However the more serious forms that lots of us have do a number on person for sure. If your entire face is red, swollen, broken out, flushing & burning it's another ball game entirely.
Glad you are doing so well.