I'm new on this forum. I'm a french native speaker so please excuse me for the mistakes I will probably do in english!
I've had rosacea for 3 or more years, but no papules, just redness first on a cheek, then the two, then forehead and finally some dilated blood vessels. In the beginning it was only flushes (I was a very shy person), then with alcohol, some foods, hot and cold temperatures, etc. Anyone here know these symptoms for sure.
I started searching a lot about that condition because I was feeling more and more miserable. All the time hearing people saying that you're red is very annoying, isn't it?
Two years ago I made a blood test, and saw I had a candida albicans problem. I started a diet for it and my condition improved a bit. Now I'm taking capylic acid with the no-sugar diet and hope it will works. But I've lost 17kg with the diet...(don't know in pounds sorry lol).
But the most interesting is that I'm also deficient in B12 vitamin. The score must be somewhere between 300-800 and I was at 273 in december. I started a sublingual cure of Cyanocobalamine (1000mcg a day), and I did a new test last week, I'm waiting the results if it's better now. I will post as soon as I know, probably this week.
But, there is another thing more interesting, it's that I've taken Omeprazole 20mg to treat acid reflux for ten years. I stopped taking omeprazole on september 2008, and did absolutely not felt any reflux anymore! Now I can eat oranges, drink vinegar, drink lemon juice, onions, etc without any pain or heartburn! Before, if I did that I would probably cry...
So here it is. I'm pretty sure that antiacids have been destroying some natural functions in my stomach, inhibiting acid production for a long time. So the yeast Candida grew up and the B12 vit was not "taken" (sorry for my poor vocabulary) in my body, because when you don't produce enough acid, the intrinsic factor (released by the parietal cells in the stomach) isn't present to digest B12 vit.
In my family, there is a history of acid reflux problems (father and grand father), and rosacea too!
I'm now taking Betaine HCL capsules for some days with every meal (648mg-135mg Pepsin). I've just taken 2 capsules with my meal and did not feel anything, or maybe my stomach a little bloated. No heartburn nor pain. My digestion is much improved! Weird for a GERD sufferer, isn't it?
I would like to ask what is the usual dosage for Betaine? I don't know if I can go for 3 capsules a meal now... It would be smth like 1950mg Betaine, 405 mg Pepsin...
Isn't it too much?
I think everybody must consider low stomach acid production when having rosacea or facial blood vessels dilatation. Same thing with the candida...