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Best Answer leelowe1, 31 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

I am so proud of you girl for focusing on you! I know how hard things have been with your skin and your personal life but you still moved forward.

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#341 Michelle Reece

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:16 PM

I will be posting a picture very soon!

 

It is much cheaper. I bottle of that acne supplement was around 40$ and would only last be 16 days! lol so yeah going out and buying them individually in bulk proved to be the way to go. I posted some links to people from acne.org who were using some of the supplement where I began this regimen. But if I could guess I could think it is B5, l-cysteine, and Niacin + Vitamin C. One of the links I posted included a gentleman who had pretty bad acne and got clear with those supplements, and I honestly think is it them. But you are right it is too hard to tell exactly.

 

I am glad BP is keeping you relatively clear. If I would recommend you any I would recommend for sure B5 (pantothetic acid), Vitamin C, Niacin, and L-cysteine based on my progress and the story of one guy on acne.org. I have been using lemon juice as a toner every night and every evening and my brown spots are fading pretty fast. I would definitely recommend this! It has AHA which exfoliates and removes dead skin and is a natural lightening agent. 

 

I went from using the regimen with 90% success, but now at 100% no breakouts is much better because I am not dealign with new spots to get rid of you know? I hope things work out for you, I am rooting for you! 



Sorry Lily and Michelle it wont let me quote you guys by the way!

 

It has to do with the emoticons. Just delete the emoticon if you need to quote.

 

How many milligrams are you taking? It's difficult to overdose on Vitamin B5, but it is possible for Vitamin B3. If you don't feel like spending a lot of supplements, you can just get Vitamin B3 and L-cysteine from meats, Vitamin B5 from avocados and broccoli (yum!) and Vitamin C for peppers.

 

Be careful with lemon juice toners, especially in the morning. Lemon juice can contain photo-toxic compounds like limonene (when it oxidizes).



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Just curious are you going to keep taking all those supplements or are you going to try and find out which ones are working best for you? 

I will be trying to find out which ones are working best for me. But for now I am going to just stay the course and when I am ready to experiment again I will start dropping what I think is not helping to keep me clear.

 

I want to go down to --> B5, L - cysteine, Niacin, and Vitamin C. I take vitamin D because I am deficient in it!



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

Hows your new regimen working out for you?   Hope all is well hun - miss having you on the site more :-)



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:11 PM

Hello everyone. It has been a long time. I have gotten a little depressed about my acne recently and did not feel like coming on to talk about it unfortunately. I stopped taking all my vitamins and such because it was getting too expensive. But I can say that it did help my skin. I just could not afford buying the supplements to keep me relatively clear. 

 

I am now on BP. 5%. 

 

I went to a dermatologist today and discussed my skin. I have never been to one before. He wants to put me on Spironolactone . It will decrease levels of testosterone in my body and hopefully decrease my acne. And the second option we talked about was accutane. If the Spiro does not work then I am going on accutane to see if that will help curb my acne from coming back.

 

I am so tired of acne. So so tired. 

 

I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope everyones skin is doing better than mine. I will start a log about my Spiro journey once I get my blood drawn. I will see everyone at the finish line!



***Also thank you for all those who have reached out to me via message boards and posts. I truly appreciate your words and the kindness you bring to this site :)



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:06 AM

Good luck with spiro! :) It seems to work quite well for a lot of women from what I've heard here on the forum. 



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

There is always hope, as your name says, there is always hope.  I'm sorry that you are unable to continue a regimen that was working for you (I quite know the feeling).  Spiro is a marathon drug so improvement may not be seen until 6 months in.  Doing a log is an awesome idea - keep on keeping on sistah as we're in the same boat.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:26 PM

Dont give up.  If you find the topical route isn't keeping you clear then treating the underlying hormonal problem is the best way forward.  I have found birth control and topical treatment to be a good combination, but give things time to work before considering accutane, not that I disagree with it, I really dont and if I needed to I would take it, but hormonal treatments take a while to work.  All acne is due to some sort of imbalance or sensitivity to hormone levels, I think they spiro will work well for you ;)  we're all here to support each other.



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:10 AM

SOOOOO again I am going to say, I has been a long time since I have been on acne.org. While MIA I have been going to the Derm and trying to really figure out what was causing my acne. My hormones were normal, I have no family history of acne, my skin is not overly oily, my digestive system is normal, I have no food allergies and I eat healthy - so I am still left in the dark about where my acne stems from.

 

So I have started Accutane (30mg) with my first dose last night. I am to be completely honest, I am afraid of the common side affects that include skin dryness. I am scheduled to be on Accutane for 5 months, but I have a feeling I will be needing to push my doctor to keep me on it for 6 months for safe measure.

 

I am going to be starting an Accutane log in that specific forum and I will paste a link to that here as soon as I post. Hope you can stop by!

 

 

 

I hope everyones skin is doing better, or that you are still fighting strong to beat this tough opponent. 


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

Here is the link!!!!!  http://www.acne.org/...e-accutane-log/






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