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Massive improvement in my Rosacea using LYSINE supplement

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Hi there, I used to post a few years back under the name Joninoxford on various Rosacea forums, and a couple of years ago virtually gave up after two failed ETS operations, 9 photofacial sessions and 1000's of pounds spent on pills and potions.

I started trying taking 3000mg of Lysine (an essential amino acid) supplement which also contains within the supplement Vitamin C (1000mg) and Zinc (20mg). Within 2 days the Rosacea has reduced around 50% and my unknowing work mates and friends have commented that my skin looks really healthy. I am 30, and wish I had known about Lysine before. I have been vegetarian for 25 years and therefore I was likely lysine deficient for all this time. The supplement is really cheap, I suggest everybody try it, you can get a bottle of Lysine and Vitamin C for 5 pounds or $10, very cheap thing to try.

Now two weeks later I have been able to eat spicy foods for the first time in years without turning purple and have been able to run the heater in my car (always used to bring me out in massive flush, I was that sensitive!) and now can drive warm here in the chilly Melbourne winter. Give it a go, and report back on this thread. Lysine and Vitamin C is also said to be a possible cure for heart disease. The theroy is the the combination greatly improves cell membrane strength. This strengthening helps us rosacea suffers. Give it a go, cheers, Jon

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Took the supplement for 3 days but felt my skin looked worse and that was last week, not sure if it was bc of the supplement though...also...my pills only contain 1,000 mg of lysine and its suppose to be around 3,000mg i think.

Sunday and monday as well as today my skin has looked better, so maybe i need to give it more time. Will try to start taking it again this afternoon and sticking with it.

will report back

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I tired a course of Lysine for a month or so based on a few articles I read. I personally didn't see any improvement, but everyone is different and has different forms and possibly reasons behind their redness/rosacea.

Firstly, you won't see a change in a matter of days, it apparently can take months for you to actively see a change, and I was only taking 1500mg a day, which is half of the original poster, so I may start it back up again at 3000mg.

It doesn't seem to be harmful, although IIRC taking it in large doses could cause constipation or something, but if that happened, just reduce the dosage.

It's widely available and pretty cheap - you should be able to find it very easily. I found it at Holland & Barratt, a well known UK drug store and any brand is fine - brands aren't really important when it comes to things like drugs... what they contain is what they contain, companies just get to charge a premium for brand loyallty and people believeing that a £5 pack of paracetamol will cure a headache any better than a 16p pack of paracetamol, when the only ingredient in both is 200mg of paracetamol. Go figure.

Anyway, I would suggest giving Lysine a try - I've heard it work in people before, it's not dangerous to take, is pretty cheap and easily obtainable - definitely worth a punt. Although give it a few months before you make your mind up on it.

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I started taking this after reading this on another thread. I was at my wits end because my Rosacea flared up for no apparent reason. I use Metrogel 1% everyday as well as get laser treatments once a month, so I just was looking for anything to help. I come across this forum and thought what the heck...IT HAS HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY!! I take the 3000mg L-lysine; 1000mg Vitamin C & 25 mg of Zinc twice a day. Literally within a couple of days my face was back to normal. I also do not seem to flush as bad under stressed situations. Thank you so much to whoever posted this, I am forever grateful!!

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Astonished, how long have the flushing? How severe was it? Mine is very severe. It’s ruining my life and I was always an active go getter in life. I’m happy for you because I know the devastation. 

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On 3/25/2018 at 12:37 PM, NurseT said:

Astonished, how long have the flushing? How severe was it? Mine is very severe. It’s ruining my life and I was always an active go getter in life. I’m happy for you because I know the devastation. 

have you found anything that helped you?

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