It's been awhile since I've been back here, but I promised myself that when I found something to "cure" my rosacea that I would scream it from the rooftops. I'm happy to report that I've seen a 90% reduction in all rosacea symptoms, with more and more improvement each day. I can even tan and be in the sun with NO flushing!!!
I will start from the beginning...
I was diagnosed with Rosacea from two doctors in the summer of '09. I was devastated to say the least...my social behavior completely changed as I favored staying in and not seeing anyone. I promised myself and the ones that I loved that I would never stop finding a way to make myself better. After many many prescriptions, trips to the doctor, natural remedies, etc, I realized that there was no way to beat this by covering up the symptoms. I needed to focus on my inner body rather than my outer if I wanted to see improvement.
I had been plagued with GI issues since the start of this so I started there with hydrocolonics and a strict whole foods diet (not so much a diet as a lifestyle that will benefit in so many other ways!). I hated the experience but continued to go back. It was painful and miserable. During my colonics, the administrator said there was a ton of "mucus" in my colon, which could indicate a dairy allergy. A former cheese lover, I cut out all dairy from my life. I had one slip up and the next day I had the hottest and most inflamed face of my experience. I decided that I was sensitive and haven't slipped up since. With all these issues, I started to look into Candida. My colonic administrator sent me to her ND, which had helped her with Candida.
At the ND, we ran a ton of tests and found out that I have mercury poisoning and a high heavy metals toxicity. From my research, it seemed to make sense so I started a natural chelation therapy through supplements. I expected to see fast results, which wasn't the case. After the first week, I saw no improvement, but at my second week mark, I looked normal!!! I had no more redness, itchiness, P&Ps, etc. I'm now on my 2 week off rotation and am still seeing the results. I have not added dairy back into my routine and plan not to! I feel so much healthier after cutting that crap out of my life. I'm back to all whole foods and nothing processed.
I've read a ton of things on here in the past where people are reluctant to change their diet and lifestyle. To this I must say that if you are truly miserable, there is nothing that will stop you from finding a "cure." I truly believe that dermatologists say there is no cure but they don't see how people help themselves the natural way. I will NEVER go back to a dermatologist. I've been going since the age of 12 and have never received anything but steroids and other remedies to cover up the real issues.
I'm sorry this is so long, but I wanted to share my story. This was mentally a long journey for me, even though it only lasted about a year. I feel 100% different and love life again!!! Please, please do yourself a favor and see a respected ND in your area. If you don't find it with the first, be persistent with others!!!