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  1. Staph In My Nose Caused My Pimples

    I have this same issue! I've been a long time carrier of staph, but I never knew it could cause issues with "acne." Actually, I think for me it didn't cause issues until my allergies started getting really bad. This past year I've had a constantly runny nose and I've also been getting lots of white heads which I don't usually get. My derm did a culture and found staph (even though I have been treated for it before). I've been prescribe mupirocin and I used it consistently for 2 weeks like prescribed, but after I stop I can slowly tell the staph is returning. Sometimes the staph even goes beyond my face and shows up on other parts of my body. Not sure what to do. Do you guys think I should try the TAO instead, or am I just not giving the mupirocin enough time?
  2. Bicalutamide Log

    No, but I do eat gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, and I don't eat processed things.
  3. Bicalutamide Log

    So Bicalutamide is not going to work. The side effects are too much even on the lowest dose possible. I'm not even sure what to do now
  4. Bicalutamide Log

    It's been a few days now that I've taken bicalutamide. I'm feeling a little foggy so I'm going to reduce my dose. I did a little research, and bicalutamide has a half life of 1 week, and when you take it daily the does increases by 10x. Because of this I'm now going to be taking 12.5 mg once a week. My skin is looking really good. I have the least amount of blackheads I've had in a long time. Some of the blackheads on my nose are surfacing and turning into lovely inflamed spots. Hey! My skin was getting worse after stopping the tane. It was starting to get oily and clogged again. Bicalutamide is supposed to be stronger than spiro. It is also a non-steroidal anti-androgen so I'm hopeful that I'll get less side effects from it.
  5. Bicalutamide Log

    I'm officially done with my accutane course. Accutane was not successful for me the second time around so I'm going to be trying bicalutamide which is anti-androgen. I can't tolerate spiro, but it works well for me so I'm hoping bicalutamide will work well and be more tolerable. I'm going to be taking 12.5 mg every day to start. I took my first pill today and I'm hoping it will start working quickly.
  6. That's a really serious side effect. Have you talked to your derm about it? Maybe you wouldn't have that side effect on a different generic.