Annie’s Rosacea Story

Written by on May 31, 2016 in My Rosacea Story with 0 Comments

Rosacea News is starting a new series of articles that I’m calling “My Rosacea Story“. There is real power in hearing other people’s stories. We’d love to hear from you too. Feel free to send me an email, and to use the following questions as a starting point.

Thanks to Annie for sharing.

How long ago, and how did you discover you had rosacea?

I was first diagnosed with rosacea sometime in the early 1980s. That first time – it lasted for about 6 months, as I recall.

I was diagnosed with rosacea and psoriasis at the same time – my doctor told me that on my face – that was rosacea – while the breakouts on my arms was psoriasis

What feelings can you remember from when you first found out?

I was kind of shocked – I had always had nice skin and when it occurred my skin was getting red all the time and it burned.

What did you start doing to find relief?

All those years ago, I don’t remember what I used – it might even have been just using Noxema. The next time — in 2011 – I started using evening primrose oil on my skin and I continue to use that every day.

What things did you try that didn’t help?

Soap doesn’t work – makes things worse.

What things did you try that did help?

As I recall, I think it was Noxema that actually helped. I know that I used Noxema for years because it helped my skin.

Where did you find the best advice?

Since the first time was long before the internet got as popular as it is today, I had to rely on my doctor for advice. In 2011, I used the internet.

Please tell us what advice you would offer newly diagnosed rosacea sufferers?

Don’t get discouraged. There IS a solution that will work for you. Research as much as possible – knowledge is power.

What hopes do you have for the future for yourself and for rosacea sufferers in general?

My hope for myself and others is that eventually a cure will be found – just like I hope there will be a cure for psoriasis [which I also have].

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