My forehead area would swell horribly. I felt and looked like a monster. I would beg God to please show me what was wrong. I assumed it was acne times 100.
I spent months researching skin disorders, I studied everything about skin. I began to make sure I ate good foods. I drank distilled water and cut out sugar all together. Sugar is so bad anyway for our bodies. I noticed I could no longer drink coffee. It literally made me ill if I did. I had been a heavy black coffee drinker. I drank a pot a day easily. I then began taking supplements like liquid B vitamins. I took pantothenic acid (b5) which supports adrenal glands. I took lots of vitamin C. And last I began buying organic flax seeds ground up type and I would eat a spoon or two of it daily.
I ate lots of veggies and fruit. Avoided packaged foods and tried to eat all REAL food. I also at this same time noticed I had no desire for meat. It was not something I decided, it just never sounded good so I didnt eat any.
I began to see that I would have one day of my face suddenly clearing up. BUT then it would be back to horrid the next day. So depressing. I soon found out about a skin condition called rosacea. I knew somehow that is what it was. I kept on with the vitamins and eating the best I could. I soon got a week of clear skin then a month. But it would always return at least
a little and it was at that point having had felt what it was to have normal skin again that I heard about
people using minocycline and metro cream. I decided to find a DR. who knew ALOT about rosacea. But at that time there really wasn't any. I picked one and went.
When I went to the Dr. I TOLD HIM I have rosacea and I want minocycline and metro cream. He gave me the prescriptions.
I didnt have the money to get both at once. So I first go the minocycline. Taking 100 mg a day for a 30 day period. The rosacea left completely within a week on the minocycline. after that 30 days it never came back like I had it ever again. A year later I did get a little on my forehead after a really hot summer time. so I got a new prescription for minocycline but this time only took it for a week. I then would only take it if I felt that feeling on my forehead. I would take it off and on as needed for a few days. I did get the metrocream but only used it a few times if my forehead felt that feeling.
I have done this off and on as needed every year or every other year and have NEVER had rosacea all over my face every again. The only place that flares like once a year in the summer is my forehead and its barely a flare then I immediately take minocycline a short time and it leaves for another year.
This is what worked for me. I had it the worst case the DR. I saw ever had seen in his career. Yet today no one would ever say I had bad skin.
I contiue to eat the best I can. I do drink coffee again. There are times when I feel like I'm overheating inside and notice that is when I get that rosacea feeling and when that happens I stay off coffee and make sure I eat extra healthy and drink lots of distilled water.
Every once in awhile after a hot shower it will take 30 minutes to get my face to cool down.
But again, I never have had rosacea like I did ever again.
If taking the occasional dose of minocycline is what I have to do, then that is what I will do.
It was the worst years I ever went through and I hope my story can help someone get clear skin like I have now. I know there is no cure but this is not a bad regime if it makes it go away years at a time until the need for an occasional dose of minocycline.
Also, metro cream/gel is good for putting on spots that might come up occasionally. But I mainly just use minocycline when and if I need to.