Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with asthma (illness-induced only) back in 2013, but didn't need a controller med (Qvar) until June 2018.
In May 2017, I was diagnosed with rosacea and ocular rosacea…Since that time, I was taking 50 mg of doxycycline 2x a day. Although that dose cleared up the rosacea, it didn't put a dent in the ocular rosacea. My upper eyelids swell up so much that it covers half of my eyes–and it hurts and looks like I am contagious. The only thing that worked in combatting an ocular flare was warm compresses for 15 minutes, 5 x a day, for about two weeks. After that, it would still be a bump on my eyelid, but much less noticeable to other people.
The reason I bring this up is because I've noticed that since starting Qvar in June 2018, my ocular rosacea and regular rosacea symptoms have SIGNIFICANTLY decreased. I have reduced (with my opthampologists blessing) my doxycycline to 1 dose every other day. In fact, my dermatologist was happily surprised with how good my skin looked.
I wondered if anyone else on this forum had these two diagnoses, and if they found that the controller medicine had helped to reduce skin and ocular symptoms.
Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but I'll take it!!