Everyone’s rosacea is unique based on a wide variety of variables such as environment, family history, acidic imbalances in the body, medications or treatments one’s is using or has recently used, dehydration, vitamins and supplements, diet and lifestyle routines. This can make it very difficult to pinpoint the best way to address treatment of one’s specific symptoms in order to achieve control of their rosacea. From time to time despite all efforts, management of rosacea seems to defy all logical medical explanation. As a sign of progress being made in treating rosacea, as recently as 2011 a new subtype or variant of rosacea was identified and named neurogenic rosacea.
Identification of this new variant came about based upon patients for whom all other standard and traditional therapies have proven ineffective. In these patients the symptoms of rosacea appear to be the result of a neurological trigger. In effective they are saying the symptoms which are very real have a neurological basis. While not stating that they believe the symptoms are ‘all in your head or a product of your imagination’ they have found that for a large number of people for whom, nothing has worked and standard treatments have not controlled their symptoms, that anti-depressants or neurological medications have been beneficial in reducing inflammation and facial redness.
Another consideration of neurogenic rosacea is the classical Type A personality. It is interesting to note that many rosacea sufferers classify themselves with Type A personality traits. Type A people tend to be ambitious, high achieving multi-tasking imdiviuals who are very committed to time management. They are sensitive, very organized, and status-conscious, have a tendency towards impatience, are anxious, and proactive. People with Type A personalities push themselves with deadlines, being uncomfortable with both delays and ambivalence.
What hasn’t been determined is if the symptoms are chronically induced by mood or depression from work, friends, family, relatives, etc. or if one has just become depressed by the mental trauma of trying to control the symptoms and this in fact caused the symptoms to worsen.
Much current medical research has indicated that the vast majority of those who have been diagnosed with neurogenic rosacea have a history of neurological issues prior to the symptoms of neurogenic rosacea. These include a history of depression, complex regional pain syndrome, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or ADHD, reflux, acne vulgaris, bone degeneration, many types and stages of cancer, pityrosporum folliculitis, Crohn’s disease, attention deficit disorder, perioral dermatitis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, lupus erythematosus, photodermatitis (polymorphous light eruption), contact eczema, hording disorder, steroid induced rosacea, attention deficient hyperactive disorder, seborrheic dermatitis, sarcoidosis (inflammation of the liver, lymph node, lungs, eyes and allergic conjunctivitis or other body organs. Additional research with a broader spectrum of patients may be necessary to determine if this is in fact a completely separate variant of rosacea or if it could be symptomatic trigger of rosacea.
Yet we at Bass & Boney Pharmaceuticals, Inc. understand ‘these symptoms are not just in their head’ as we have heard from other doctors that even medical doctors of all types have problems and these symptoms are not made up just because the medical doctor has not seen it or heard of it as the doctors does not have these disorders in his or her frame of reference so the symptoms are “out of their doctor’s head” as some Doctors are ‘missing some things’ due to not enough exposure. Whatever symptoms that you may have, we still always have a 100% refund within 120 days which you can order at Rosacea-Ltd IV as we understand rosacea and other concurrent body disorders.