leelowe1

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About leelowe1

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  • 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. Spironolactone Journey

    Kirks, so happy to hear that things are looking up. Our mental health will trump our skin worries for sure and I'm glad that you are finally seeing some positive changes. Health issues suck! i'm dealing with some my self but positivity and self love can go a long way in helping us move forward and stay positive. Definitely keep checking in as your struggles can serve to give some of us hope. All the best for 2017
  2. Looks like an alergic reaction of some sort. Sometimes when our immune system is shot, the body does weird things. For example, this summer i got something called pityriasis rosea all over my body. What you have looks similar to what this blogger got so read up and hopefully you'll be able to get some times. The fact that they also itch makes it seem less like acne to me. http://www.bforbunbun.com/my-horrific-post-facial-experience-you-need-to-read-this/
  3. (Pictures!) Dramatic Improvement of Hormonal Acne

    You look great girl! Like Exning, my acne got way worse with BC but is always awesome to see it work for someone else.
  4. Day # 425

    I must be going for some sort of record! 425 days on spiro! Oh what a journey. I have made many discoveries about myself and my skin which i will discuss in another post but for now, just the facts. Still acne prone, still breaking out but i have discovered via my derm that my chin is most likely a very stubborn case of perioral dermatitis. Going to be trying soolantra for that so we'll see how that works. Definitely still dealing with acne. Not mountains of it, but definitely inflammed stuff but if you don't count the stuff on my chin/mouth, the acne is not that bad. It's a struggle to still be going through this for the last five years straight but alas, we all have a cross to bear. I love and value myself a lot more than I used to and i'm hopeful that God will see me through another year. Will definitely keep you all posted and if anyone is interested in following my journey, i have a blog with pictures up at realself.com. PM me and i'll gladly supply the link. Stay strong everyone and happy thanksgiving
  5. November 2016 Update

    I'm glad to hear that things are going well. I would caution against OCM as while it works for many, it can be disasterous for those of us with problematic skin.
  6. Mirena and spironolactone.. frustrated

    You may have to change your bc to one that is known to help with hormonal acne such as ortha tri. I have been on spiro for over a year and helped my acne a lot but it's not consistent, it just makes it not as bad. It took many months to even begin to see improvement - like 8+ months. Give it time as hormones are slow and it takes time for your body to adjust.
  7. Took 2 Plan B pills in one week... HELP?!

    Did you have an acne issue before this incident? Plan be is hormones on steroids so it does a number on our bodies. Best advice is to let your body go through the motions and get the hormones out of it. Research ways to naturally flush estrogens from the body. Drink lots of water Clean up your diet Try to not stress