Rosacea and my treatment
I was diagnosed with rosacea in October 2006. Seemingly more significantly, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in June 2006. Today, my CML is in remission, but my rosacea continues to be a real bugger.
After having read Red's story as well as his posts on a couple rosacea boards, I decided to begin treating my rosacea (which has progressed to hot, red facial flushing, permanent facial redness; flushing chest, arms, legs and feet, and a red nose with continually thickening skin, kept smoothed by a micro-dermabrasion brush) as a symptom of a C. pneumoniae infection.
It seems to make sense: I had a really, really bad respitory infection in Nov/Dec. 2000, which was never treated with antibiotics. The first signs of persistent redness began in 2003 on the bridge of my nose. In Late 2005 my nose began getting pink and my nasolabial folds got patches of red on them that flushed and burned. All that has spread to the rest of my body.
I get facial and sometimes flushing elsewhere after eating.
Since at least 2003 (when I began regularly taking my tempurature) I noticed my temp. was usually around 97.
Since Oct. 31 I've been taking 6000 IU of D3, 1800 mg of NAC, and 2 oz. of Flax Oil/ day. For the past 1.5 weeks, I've taking a daily 30 minutes FIR sauna (Infra Spa) at level 5).
I notice chills after the sauna and sometimes throughout the day.
I've made an appointment with Dr. Powell in Sacramento, CA. Does he treat flushing, buring, and rosacea symptoms like mine?
Any comments or advice on my treatments would help.