annaw started following Baby Aspirin Cured My Cystic Acne? (oral; not a mask)
annaw posted a topic in Over-the-counter acne medications and productsHi everyone, I've had progressively worse hormonal, cystic acne for the past 10 years. I'd tried everything and had to stop BCP and Rx meds due to side effects. I hardly ever take pills like aspirin, but this summer the cystic nodules had become so plentiful and painful that I tried baby aspirin for a couple days to see if it would reduce the pain and inflammation. The result was almost immediate. The existing cysts calmed down, so I continued taking aspirin, and by the end of the week, the cysts had subsided. I've taken 1-2 baby aspirins per day since then, and my acne is almost completely gone. I haven't seen my skin look this good in years. I was surprised that I couldn't find other stories online about this happening to other people. I see plenty of studies supporting the connection between aspirin and estrogen, which also affected me. My cycle shortened from 28 to 22 days, and I had ovulation bleeding for the first time in my life. I have lean PCOS, which is most likely responsible for the acne, so I wonder if the aspirin is somehow mediating the PCOS. I would love to hear if any of you have had similar experiences with oral aspirin or have heard anything about it. I see plenty of stuff online about aspirin-masks, and I'm not really interested in that particular topic. I'm not necessarily recommending this regimen or planning on continuing it myself long-term. Just curious on the scientific explanation behind it, if any. Thanks!