Patient Comments: Rosacea - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with rosacea?

Comment from: Spenser Amadeus, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

I was diagnosed just today by my dermatologist. While I was there for something else, I mentioned that a woman my age (56) should not be getting acne. The doctor said I'm at the beginning stages of rosacea and prescribed metronidazole cream twice a day. Evidently, this could also explain the problems I've been having with my contact lenses lately. My eyes have been so dry I can't wear them most days. Wish me luck.

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Comment from: arajeswari, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 03

My creatinine level is 2.11, and other parameters are within limits. I am under the care of a nephrologist for my chronic kidney disease. I am feeling acute body pain every day morning, and in addition pain in feet.

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Comment from: Plugga, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

My wife has had hemorrhoids since she gave birth 22 years ago. They usually go back to where they came from, but this time they seem to be a little bigger and more painful.

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Comment from: Blankstate, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 27

I have seen numerous doctors for rosacea. Two years ago I was told that I had a possible staph infection on my face. After months it healed and left me with large scars on my cheek and nose. Then I broke out with cystic acne. I had my intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena removed and that went away. Last summer I was diagnosed with idiopathic hives. I still have them. Five months ago I was diagnosed with rosacea. My face continually gets worse. During my initial treatment for the hives I was on 80 mg a day of prednisone. I'm not sure that has anything to do with it, but my face burns/itches constantly. My eyelids swell and my eyes burn frequently. Doctors just keep moving me from doctor to doctor, all the while I feel like my skin is falling apart. I don't hang out with people anymore. I am a 32 year old single mother of an autistic son who is now afraid to leave the house except for work. Even there people treat me poorly because I look like I don't try to take care of myself with my pizza face skin. Antibiotics orally have minimally helped but my 'new' doctor has hesitated putting me on them. I'm also on enough antihistamine to drop an elephant. I'm tired frequently. I am going to try attempt number 3 at gluten/dairy free diet, with reduced sugars. Hopefully this will help. When I have tried it in the past it actually did have moderate results in relieving my symptoms. Good luck to all of you.

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Comment from: AJ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

Rosacea gave me red veins on the face and purple blisters (pustules), neither of which can really be disguised at all by any foundation cream. Also, if you stand under a UV light, you look like a horror show. Just really, really ugly skin and I must admit, it's depressing. Regardless of age, it's hard to pretend that this does not matter; it does matter!

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Comment from: MARY, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

I was diagnosed with rosacea when I was in my late 30s and struggling with it now more than ever in my 50s. It was sort of under control for a while because I was seeing a dermatologist, but now since I lost my job and have no health insurance my face looks like a big, old tomato. Every time I go for an interview I can't stop thinking about my face, and my own aunt said to me recently �how are you going to get a job with your face looking like that!� I can't go for another interview until I get this cleared up and really nothing over the counter works. We can send people up in space but we can't help people with this condition to make it easier on us, and make it easier to acquire medicines for this.

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