How quickly & how well does Erythromycin work?
Posted 22 February 2003 - 04:28 PM
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Posted 22 February 2003 - 07:41 PM
Yes, I've been working on figuring out my priorities (and in what order) for about a month now, ever since I started breaking out like this. I've been on the pill for 15 years and went off last year. I literally just started having this cystic acne in January 2003, so this is new for me. (although I've always had somewhat of a zit problem but never ever this bad).
So anyway, I'm almost 35 years old and I have to decide: Hold off on babies until I can get this cystic acne thing under control (with Accutane it's likely to be about a year at least), or have a kid and then deal with it (having the kid will obviously take some time too...). My doctor said to have the kid first then deal with the skin. I agreed about a month ago when my skin wasn't so bad. Today though, it's at it's worst and I can't decide what to do. My husband is supportive either way but I literally do not know what the best option is. There doesn't seem to be a "right thing to do".
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Posted 25 February 2003 - 12:26 AM
Question for Acne_Victim: Is the aldactone safe during pregnancy or if I were to stop as soon as I became pregnant? Not sure if you are a male or female, so maybe you don't know this.
Thanks again for the support everyone!
Posted 26 February 2003 - 01:17 AM
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thanks again for the support!
Posted 07 March 2003 - 12:20 AM
A few side effects though: stomach ache sometimes and a little irritable (not sure what's going on with that!). I can deal with these though.
Also, I should say I'm using a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide day and night and a glycolic at night only. ALSO, I am using a moisturizer at night to help with the dry, flaky skin. Mornings I exfoliate LIGHTLY with Murad exfoliating cleanser.
It's exhausting, I know, but I'll do just about anything to get rid of this stuff on my face!
Take care all,
Posted 07 March 2003 - 05:40 PM