I lost my state health insurance when I got a new job, and there have been delays before I can get health insurance again. As a result, I had NO choice but to go off this drug cold turkey.
I had seizures the first four days. In addition, I had hot flashes,“brain zaps,” sensitive nerves, emotional swings, diarrhea, constant nausea and severe aches and pains. This has been the worst time of my life.
If stopping becomes necessary, very slow withdrawal is preferable.
Please do not recommend a home remedy. I have tried several, to no avail.
You may want to ask your dermatologist about a prescription cream called ivermectin (Soolantra). This medication was originally developed as an oral drug to treat a terrible parasitic disease called river blindness (onchocerciasis). It also works against many other parasites and has been used widely in veterinary medicine for worm infestations.
When used topically as a cream or lotion, it has been found to be effective against scabies, lice and the mites (Demodex) that may trigger inflammatory rosacea skin reactions. A new study suggests that Soolantra performed a bit better than metronidazole (Metrogel) in reducing rosacea symptoms (American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, March 20-24, 2015).
Sadly, the drug is pricey. Without insurance, a tube of Soolantra could cost more than $200, though the company (Galderma) does offer an online coupon.
Help for dry nose
I used to suffer from bad bloody noses. As long as I use the gel, they no longer trouble me. It keeps the mucous membranes moist much longer than just plain saline.
Reach Joe and Terry Graedon at PeoplesPharmacy.com.