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My Journey - logs on various meds/acne/treatments

After First Month Of Metformin

Posted by Graciemeow, 13 October 2013 · 786 views
acne, acne treatments, pcos and 4 more...
Have been on Metformin for one month now. I was prescribed it by my endocrinologist as I was diagnosed with P.C.O.S and my acne is hormonal and tends to flare before I get my period (only when it is late. regular periods see my skin improve massivley - therefore, if my periods can be regulated hopefully so can my skin).
Metformin works by treating the ins...

Roaccutane/accutane - Pros And Cons

Posted by Graciemeow, 07 October 2013 · 2,301 views
accutane, roaccutane, acne and 3 more...
So I decided to do a useful post after moaning and sinking deeper into depression about my skin and I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks and seeing my endocrinologist etc..
For anyone currently on/considering/reconsidering roaccutane a.k.a accutane, here is a list of my pros and cons after two courses.
1) IT...

When Do I Get A Break

Posted by Graciemeow, 05 October 2013 · 358 views
acne, metformin, accutane and 2 more...
I have been on Metformin for three weeks now and I just don't feel like it is helping at all. If anything I feel like it is making my skin worse - it feels oily and disgusting I have smaller spots all over my face where I don't usually get any and my acne is red flared faded and disgusting. I can't handle looking in a mirror. I don't recognise myself. I'm...

Metformin For Pcos

Posted by Graciemeow, 30 September 2013 · 285 views
metformin, pcos and 2 more...
Really want some feedback for metformin. I have been on it about two weeks now not long at all but I dont know how I feel about it.
also using Duac (benyzol peroxide) on my face once at night.
I feel disgusting and I don't know how any one will ever be able to love me when I look like this :(


Posted by Graciemeow, 15 September 2013 · 282 views

I've been prescribed metformin 500mg a day for PCOS to regulate my periods and hopefully control my break outs but I don't know anyone that has been on it ?
Any info? Does it work?Any tips?
My two concerns are  - I'm not on Birth control.
I binge drink with my friends pretty much every weekend. Friday night/Saturday night I start with a few gl...

Good Skin Bad Skin

Posted by Graciemeow, 07 April 2013 · 860 views
emotional and 4 more...
When my skins good I'm euphoric.When my skins bad it's not even worth getting out of bed in the morning.I feel like accutane is this horrible drug that lulls you into a false sense of security until your skin comes back with a venganceI have just been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovaries) and therefore discovered that the two courses of roaccutane I ha...

Feelings On Acne

Posted by Graciemeow, 08 March 2013 · 820 views
emotional and 2 more...
Sometimes I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.After buying and trying all the over the counter creams, lotions and potions under the sun, to using topical and medicated creams to having every available anti-biotic, cutting out various food groups from my diet, self esteem plumetting to an all time low, two courses of gruelling courses o...


Posted by Graciemeow, 24 February 2013 · 450 views
endocrinologist, endocrinology and 1 more...
Okay so, following my blood tests and ultrasound,I don't have PCOSbut,i do have more testosterone than I should in my body. So my GP has referred me to an endocrinologist, who I am going to see on tuesday morning. I'm really excited as I hope there is something I can do about this.

Scan And Blood Tests

Posted by Graciemeow, 18 January 2013 · 468 views
periods, acne, accutane and 3 more...
So, since I already had bloods taken I'm having them repeated just because the doctor wants to make sure, which is happening next Wendesday, and then my Ultrasound scan is next Thursday.
I will make a post with what happens.
I will also post some pictures after this weekend of what my skin currently looks like.

Its Been A While

Posted by Graciemeow, 13 January 2013 · 673 views
accutane, after accutane and 3 more...
Its been a long long LONG while since i posted here.
I began this blog as a follow along for my second course of accutane (or roaccutane for us brits). I wanted to also keep people that followed this blog updated and also because, just because I am cleared of acne (for the time being at least, one can never be too optimistic) I shouldn't...

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