Sherry....your rant is valid. But don't punish yourself further...
Alcohol will flush the skin, and if you're sensitive to it...can cause an autoimmune reaction. It's not the alcohol, per se,...it's the reaction you want to avoid.
The fact that the rash, lesions, zits are still there is interesting. Could be coincidence. Definitely rosacea comes in different forms/stages and on different parts of the face...it could still be rosacea in part...especially since it's after alcohol.
I hope the rheumy will give some insight.
Keep us posted.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!