I mild/moderate acne since the beginning of highschool, definitely hormonal seeing as I get baaaadddd breakouts during my period. Tried minocycline...worked alright but never clear. Acne has been a hindrance in my life preventing me from doing things that I want to do. I;m on 40mg a day & 120lbs
So right now lets say...day 70
- dry lips (but its been way better than I expected)
-occasional dry eyes
- HAIR SHEDDING.. it started again and im stressing (which obviously is only being counter productive in my situation...) I have thin hair and I really can't afford to loose more! ahhhhh. Since my last bout of hair shedding i've been taking like 1,200mcg of biotin a day combined with a variety of vitamins (omega 3's, vitamin d, calcium, vit c, ) And when I run my hand over my scalp I can feel the small hairs growing in already especially since the biotin's been speeding it up. Anyone have any other tips? I might try iron supplements. Scalp massages, I don't take hot showers anymore and wash my hair every other day. I brush only once a day in the morning and try to touch my hair as little as possible.
That's basically it, I think I have gotten past joint pain with my regiment of eating a LOT of healthy fats, I eat lots of fish, omega 3 enriched foods, flax seed. Basically accutane has lead me to actually living a healthier life... how ironic...
what counts as an "active"??? I have like 5 painful zits that will come to a head pretty soon. I have this nasty cluster all over my left cheekbone...it pops when i like brush my hand by it! gross. Black heads are bad now, just on my nose i guess. all over it. Don't get any actives where I have scarring / PIH (yay) bleh I have like 3 painful zits on the front of my face nice and red and inflamed....
Also I have been getting some bad blackheads on my chin where I dont usually do...
might post pics later if i feel brave enough
thanks for reading !
Edited by slowandsteady, 13 June 2012 - 03:08 PM.