I agree with what Melissa said about putting things in perspective by observing the problems and diseases others around us go through. I am like that, but I do find that I am only susceptible for that when I have my rosacea sort of (half) in check. When I was flushing uncontrollably 24/7, like Mistica described and suffers from as well, I was in utter pain and survival mode and really nothing else mattered or provided perspective. I feels like you are set on fire and keep burning and burning in your face and there is no water to stop the fire. Not even cold packs helped anymore by then, I can truelly say it drove me completely desperate. For me, Christine, diet didnīt do anything anymore at that point. Diet only helps me when I am less bad. I went on for one full year like this, hardly sleeping at night, fans coldpacks, aircoīs and still constant severe flushing and deep deep redness and terrible burning and swelling. I couldnīt take it anymore, and am VERY glad that I finally set myself over my dislike of medication and took the advice from dr Chu and started some meds. They turned matters around from night to day within a week or two. I understand that people with medium severity or people who find relief in natural or diet alterations look down on medication, but for some they are the only life line and I like to point this out. I have liver and kidney check ups every year (I want that myself, my meds donīt require this) and both are in better condition than average according to the doc.