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Sigh, time to go back on some form of Regimen...

So I used benzoyl Peroxide for around 18 months. I had my life back, I was going out, enjoying life again etc...

Then out of NOWHERE I started experiencing red flushes. My face would heat up and flush like hell.

It's the worst feeling ever, trust me...anyway, i put it down to BP. But I've not been using BP for 3 months now and I still get these flushes, they are HORRIBLE.

Anyway, since coming off BP I am always broken out. I always have 2/3 spots and my life is terrible again, i never go out etc.

I'm going to go back with BP (GP has prescribed epiduo so I'm going to use that).

With regards to dealing with the flushes I'm lost. I'm going to ask for an anti-depressant I think.

Read this...

By their action on serotonin in the brain, SSRIs exert a cooling effect on the body as well as calm anxiety, reduce irritability, and bring about other favorable effects on the mind which help mitigate the hot flash symptoms.Of the many SSRIs available, venlafaxine (Effexor) has been found most effective. Others that have also been effective in controlling hot flashes are: paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac).

Mystery: Mysteriously, however, the newer SSRI, escitalopram (Lexapro) has reportedly caused hot flashes or aggravated them. It is therefore best to avoid Lexapro for hot flashes, and opt for Effexor, Paxil, or Prozac.

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