annaw

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  1. Hi 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!