Tag Archive: Rosacea


This October has quite frankly, been awful. What with a friend’s cancer coming back (after 10+ years cancer-free), another friend going to visit her mother who has Alzheimer’s (and sending me text messages “My mom’s really not doing well.”), the episode on the Evil Green Train that I wrote about before, and another one that I didn’t write about but resulted in me missing a day from work, to my allergies and asthma flaring up (that resulted in $100 pharmacy bill) and my rosacea and eczema coming back (another $90), I want a do-over please. Oh did I mention, the Yankees got swept by the Tigers in the ALCS and THERE WAS A MOUSE UNDER MY STOVE!

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>Little Miss Red Face

>My rosacea has flared up again. My doctor took me off the oral medicine, it can have severe side effects and she wanted to see how my skin would do without it. The cream she wanted me to keep using, increasing it to twice a day, and come back if it flared up. It didn’t.

So I started to slack off, only once a day, then once every other day, then whenever I thought of it and finally hardly ever. I used my gentle facial brush and the organic under eye cream and moisturizer and my face was looking fine.

Then today I walked in the bath room to use the toilet, and as I was looking in the mirror while washing my hands I saw it. That red flushed look in my cheeks spreading back from my hairline and up to the top of my cheeks that rounds under my eye.

Crap.

So its back to using Finacea twice a day and it means I need to schedule an appointment since I will need another prescription for it soon.

It is just as well, my eczema is back too.