Treatment of Rosacea - issues with Mirvaso

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Hello everyone

Had a quick search through the forum and saw a few helpful comments about Rosacea, but I wanted to also seek advise specifically for my current situation and find out if anyone else has experienced similar.

I'm male, late 20s, and have always tried to take care of my skin, probably more than most I'd say. Always had reasonable skin, the odd spots or dryness etc but nothing major. Then a couple of years ago I started occasionally getting redness on my nose. Itchy, sore and awful to look at - but I never had it diagnosed as Rosacea as I was always clear when I happened to go to the doc. That's the thing, it can sometimes not flare up for months and months, my skin can be perfect and then half a year down the line, from nowhere, it explodes in this awful redness.

Anyway, after trying loads of different creams and moisturisers and getting nowhere, with my GP not being enoguh help (to be fair I appreciate they aren't a skin specialist so can be limited in what they can do) I paid a lot of money to see a dermatologist privately. I brought photos as I didn't have a flare up at the time and he quickly diagnosed it as Rosacea and prescribed Mirvaso - which I'd never heard of.

Anyway, I got the stuff (pretty expensive I may add) and didn't use it until about a month ago, as I'd been all clear. It certainly seemed to work, clearing up redness on my nose very quickly. I only used a tiny bit of it on occasion initially and it was working OK. I did notice however that there seemed to be unusually white patches on my nose after using, like the opposite of Roscea but almost unnatural looking. Then small blotches appeared. I persisted and last week I used it a bit more as a flare up was on the cards. Again, it seemed to do the job but suddenly within a day or so my nose has turned completely.

Now every few hours it turns totally red, not sore or itchy like Rosacea but still awful looking and 100 times worse than I'd ever experienced before. As soon as I'm out in the cold a bit it turns red and can stay that way for hours, but when it does change back it's bizarre, like it changs in 15-20 minutes from all red to regular. 

I've now stopped using the Mirvaso for a good 5 days, but my nose won't stop fluctuating between bright red and normal 3 or 4 times a day. It looks horrendous and it's driving me mad - not to mention affecting my work (it flared up moments before a meeting today) and my personal life (don't want to leave the house).

Is there any solution that can stop this? Has anyone else experienced this with Mirvaso? I wanted to try to use nothing at all on my face for a bit but I have found that using a regular moisturiser does seem to speed up the return to normal colour on my nose. 

Just feel so disheartened that I've been frustrated by this for years (granted it may only affect me intermittently, but it doesn't make it any less awful when it happened) and just when I thought I'd found somethine to clear it up when it occurs I've actually made it far worse than before.

Help! sad

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  • Posted

    See my reply to Peter47509
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      Hi David I have used roacctune 20mg now for 6 weeks i have had relief on my face which has been ok a little redness but not too much guys at work have even said i look tanned if anything so thats not a bad thing but the only thing is the red spot which can comes and go but happy with that. I had one flare up pretty bad but it was away in a day so weird this diesese. I havent used Mirvosa for 10 days which helped me a lot when my face was really red in the morning. You can get so down when you do get a flare up like everybody else wish they could find a cure. Cheers Pete.
  • Posted

    Same experience here...derm gave me Move so samples without mentioning side effects. Disaster! I am furious. He say to treat it like a sunburn.
  • Posted

    I like to travel a lot and don't know how developed rosacea  it might be because I am exposed out in the sun for quite a long time, but after doing a little research I purchased an anti-rosacea serum of dermalmd and within a week of its use I regained my healthy skin. And this serum even moisturized my skin which I liked very much about this product.

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    I have used Mirvaso 3 days ago to treat a very mild redness on my cheek, I don't have rosacea, I never had any flushing before Mirvaso. After only one use of Mirvaso I started experiencing rebound flushing that persisted for 3 days now. I read tons of negative reviews where people complained that rebound flushs from one time application only took months to subside. Can you please share an update, and let us know how long it took for your skin to go back to normal?

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