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About leelowe1

  • Birthday 07/22/1983

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  • Gender Female
  • Location New Jersey
  • Interests Reading, writing, trying new things, finding my inner strength through this struggle.

    Acne has broken me down but i am hopefully that one day things will get better.

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  1. Annoyed...side effects of treatment hurt.....literally.  Want to disappear for a bit and scream till I cry.
  2. Incessant Hormonal Acne?

    There are hormonal supplements you can take in lieu of spiro.  Look into it in the hormonal forums.     Your diet seems really good so don't stress it.  Sometimes we have acne in spite of our best efforts.  With that said, we just have to keep on keeping on    
  3. What else can i do

    Have you tried spiro?  Accutane didn't help me either.  There is also going gluten and grain free (paleo).   please don't give up
  4. Month 2: Day 42

    I'm so sorry you a struggling physically and emotionally.  Acne sucks.  I definitely can suggest you look into therapy as accutane can aplify those suicidal thoughts.   Vasectomys are not 100% and if you get pregnant, your baby will have disabilities.  Please make sure you follow the rules of accutane as it is for your benefit.   it is not an easy ride but you'll get through it
  5. Spironolactone Journey

    Hey Kirks.  I'm so sorry that you are still struggling with spiro. If you're still struggling then it may be time to go back to the drawing board.  Low dose accutane maybe? Or diet ?  I know you've done everything...... Praying for some relief for you soon.
  6. Thanks for sharing!  Diet works for many so this may help folks who have exhausted other options. 
  7. What kind of scarring is this?

    I agree with the previous poster.  You have really clear skin and great skin tone.  There is no such thing as perfection so don't strive for it.  
  8. Does peanut sauce cause acne?

    Worrying about it after the fact will on cause you to stress out more and maybe break you out.   If peanuts are a problem for you, then peanut sauce will probably not be an exception.  
  9. am I a good candidate for accutane?

    Having dry skin and eczema is a real concern.  Accutane can make a mild annoyance into something unmanageable.  You may want to ask about low dose.   good luck
  10.   Thank You for the response!  It's hard as I am getting cystic stuff on my left cheek which rarely breaks out in that kind of acne. And it all started in the span of a week or so.  The only new thing I started was zinc and so I stopped.  I feel really crappy about it.   I just entered my second month on this drug (day 60+) so I'm hoping you're right that in a few more weeks I will see some improvement,   Hoping and Praying 
  11. Low dosage accutane

    If 2 cycles didn't work, a third most likely won't either.  What else have you tried for sd and acne
  12. So I'm 2 month in at 100mg and the left side of my face which is the better side has broken out in cyst like bumps on my inner left cheek.  This is in addition the dozen small bumps around my mouth and chin and papules and pustules.   Things just seem to be getting worse and worse. Could use some encouragement and perspective....
  13. Does quinoa cause acne ?

    Any food that YOU are sensitive to can cause acne.  Quinoa seems like a strange suspect.  Is up new to your diet?
  14. Acne is NOT Common

    I agree.  I work in a school with over a staff of 100 and I am 1 of 2 individuals with chronic acne....sucks to be me. 
  15. What is causing my acne?

    If you want to try to combat this the natural ways, try reducing stress and giving up a processed diet.  Many people don't want to sacrifice but if you're really intent on helping your skin, this is the first stop to see if it works for you.  Next, if you only get one or 2 pimples at a time, then it may not be worth burning the crap out of your skin with BP.  Facials could help.  In all honesty, with as mild as your acne is, i would give diet and lifestyle changes a few months before subjecting yourself to harsh topicals which have the ability to make things that much worse. 
  16. The fact that no dairy/sugar helped could mean you have an intolerance to those things.  I have to ask if acne is worth indulging.  To me, it would be no but you have to decide if you're willing to make those sacrifices. Also, the fact that after you removed those foods you only got acne around your period points to it being hormonal.  Try spiro or one of the natural alternatives.  It is very frustrating (I myself am going through this now) but keep on keeping on
  17. Icing it twice a day should help it shrink faster.  As for the dark marks, it will fade eventually.  If that is all the acne you get, consider yourself lucky. Good Luck
  18. Feeling itchy - acne is bad enough but man oh man, the itch blows.   Keeping the faith though.
  19. Great insight.  I'm at that point somewhat. I realize that i have no control over it and worrying just makes me feel like crap.  If you ever want to chat, let me know. 
  20. Yasmin

    A GP can prescribe it.  You just have to be forceful with your doc
  21. There is really no way around the purge unfortunately.  I restarted differin a month ago after being off it since the end of June.  I am only able to use it on my forehead.  When i first started, i went through the scaly skin and more breakouts and now, even though i still break out, i am not as scaly and acne is not as bad.  Time and patience is what you need.
  22. What is this

    Looks like a pimple or cyst that got infected.  I would forward a picture of it to your derm to see if it is some sort of staph infection.  Good Luck
  23. WHAT are these bumps?!

    In all honesty it looks like acne.  It is not heard of o get acne as an adult.  Give your acne meds 3-4 months before switching.  Also, diet may help you with this hormonal shift so less processed and more whole foods.  You could also go going ho and try paleo.  I'm 32 and still have acne good luck
  24. Zarah Bc 2 Months In

    This could be the start of progress!  Keep us posted