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Took The Plunge - Started Spiro

Posted by Know Hope, 26 July 2013 · 647 views
spiro, progesterone and 1 more...
This is going to be really long, to record what discoveries I've made in the last few months.   The TL;DR version: I'm now taking a low dose of spiro and supplementing with a dab of progesterone cream for the 2 weeks prior to my period.  Also, I found a really good article that breaks down PCOS and acne and how to treat it holistically:...


A Setback, But Now Things Seem To Be Back On Track...

Posted by Know Hope, 15 June 2013 · 667 views

I had a breakout, but I'm 90% certain it was caused by some new supplements I started taking.  I stopped taking those supplements and the breakout did not get worse and started healing up - all during the part of my cycle when I normally do experience one huge final flare up.  I'll explain more, but first, why did I start with some new supplemen...


Still Clear! Omg!

Posted by Know Hope, 17 May 2013 · 725 views

Finally got my period a few days ago, and I am still clear.  I got minor PMS anxiety issues and a couple of zits popped up, but I'm not worried about it!  My skin looks great.   I'm wearing less make up everyday and I'm extremely happy. I'm busy too.  Now that my days of obsessing over acne appears to be over, I realize I hav...


No Acne, But No Period Yet Either...

Posted by Know Hope, 01 May 2013 · 907 views

So I should start today, but nothing so far. I don't get cramps or pissy moods my more, which usually told me my period was coming soon.I think adding the cinnamon has thrown things off a bit. I forgot to mention that I was spotting last week, which is unusual (but not unheard of) for me. I read that some women spot when they're ovulating, so I thought ma...


Still Looking Pretty Good!

Posted by Know Hope, 29 April 2013 · 771 views

My period should be here in the next couple of days and my skin is looking pretty good still!   For a few days I got pretty lax with all of my supplements, except for the cinnamon with every meal 3 times daily.   I'm pretty sure that is what caused the one pimple I got on my cheek.  It went away quickly, but it bummed me out becau...


Wow, Still Can't Believe It!

Posted by Know Hope, 24 April 2013 · 548 views

I'm due for my period in 6 days... I have not had one break out.  This has never  happened to me!  I'm excited, but also a little freaked out.  I mean, could it really be that simple?  1 cinnamon pill before every meal 3 x a day and low glycemic snacks between meals seems to do the trick.  I'm still taking my regular sup...


Quick Update :)

Posted by Know Hope, 19 April 2013 · 572 views

Still no breakouts!   Two weeks before my period is when my skin looks like shit - this time last month, I had two big pimples on my chin that erupted over night.  My skin looks amaaaazing!  It feels amazing!    I'm due to get my period at the end of the month - if my skin stays looking this good, I will declare my...


Progress!

Posted by Know Hope, 12 April 2013 · 253 views

Finacea and cinnamon! Finacea caused a bit of purging in the first week, but it was minor for the most part and now it's working great.  My hyperpigmentation  is improving and my skin isn't overly dry like when I use retin a.  I'm using it at night with Dan's AHA.  I'm using BP and moisturizer during the day - I have a huge bottle...


Update

Posted by Know Hope, 31 March 2013 · 572 views

I get annoyed when people stop updating these things because I wonder if they're off living their acne free life or what.  I am still not acne free.  But - my skin is looking pretty good too. I'm on the same supplements and 2 weeks out of the month my skin is basically clear until 2 weeks prior to my period when I have a flare up. Impr...


And My Low Dose Accutane Adventure Is Over!

Posted by Know Hope, 05 January 2013 · 1,098 views

Well, for now....

I've been reading, reading, reading and decided that I just cannot afford any of the horrible side effects that some people experience with accutane.

The pressure in my head worried me. Also, yesterday I had a crazy crying spell. I felt better after crying but I cried my eyes out over how unfair life is, how unfair acne is, how...






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