I was diagnosed with rosacea just this past Thursday!
I just came to this section to ask about it and saw your thread!
I also have to go to the eye dr. next week as I might have ocular rosacea, too. I have read that 50% or people with rosacea have ocular rosacea and confuse it with allergies. I have all the symptoms and never could quite figure it out. When I was 29 I asked a dr. if I had rosacea and I was told no. Only now to be told at almost 35 that is what it is. I have an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics, sunscreen, shampoos, etc.
I am trying conservative treatment at first, no pills.
I was given Metrogel and it is supposed to work well, and I am hoping that I will finally have a solution.
One of the big trigger factors is heat and humidity, and since we live in Houston I am concerned if that will inhibit clearing it up.
Other things that aggravate rosacea (basically everything that I like!) include: hot baths, exercise, coffee, dairy products, soy sauce, vegetables including tomatoes, lima and navy beans, peas, avacadoes, bananas, hot and spicy foods, cosmetics. Also stress and anxiety.
I am so upset that I now have this diagnosis but I am also relieved that I may be able to treat it.
You and I should talk sometime since we both live in Houston and we can offer each other support. PM me if you would like to and I will give you my phone #.