I am a newbie to the boards (longtime lurker, new poster) and last year I started getting cystic acne. I thought it might be because I got off the pill 8 months before (8 months is a long time but I was on the pill for 13 years-I'm 34). I stopped the pill in the past and got a few cysts, so I thought it was the culprit. Well, I couldn't take it anymore and I got back ON the pill and have been on for 4 months and my cystic acne is still here . I have tried dermatologist treatments, clindamycin, nicazel, tea tree oil, ACV and many other things. I have been on the regimen since June (8 weeks) and am hoping this is going to be what does it for me. I am praying SO HARD because I am out of options (unable to take Accutane due to other health issues). Anyway, I hope this works for all of us. I wish you success and I will be following this topic. Keep us posted.
First I'd like to thank you for the reply. It is so encouraging to see that people are actually reading my log!
When I would stop/start again the pill, it would always take a few months for my body to adjust. Are you taking the same pill as before?
If it worked before it will probably work now as well.
Are you doing exactly the DKR twice a day? I'm curious to hear more about how this is going. Are you still experiencing dry, flaky skin?
As for Accutane, I would rather live with my problem than take this drug. It really freaks me out...
Thank you for all the kind words, I wish you get clear fast!
Thanks SOOO much for the update and keeping us posted in this. I just heard about Dan's regimen and I was curious if it would work with hormonal acne, due to going off birth control pills. Mystory, thanks for sharing, I'll be checking back to see what happens with it. For now i'll just stick to the natural remedies i'm trying, but if they don't work i'll see what I can do about buying Dan's regimen.
Praying for ya'll as you deal with this, it is terrible!
Hi Amanda! Thanks for writting
means a lot to hear words of encouragement at this stage!
Are you currently on any birth control pills?
The reason why I started this log is to demonstrate whether the DKR would work on girls who got off the BCP.
After hours and hours of research on the internet, I realised SO many girls are suffering from acne which was triggered by getting off the pill. Most of them have no clue how to solve it.
Very few girls reported solving there issue by a) waiting 1-2 years for hormones to stabilize b) taking evening primrose oil or c) taking anti-androgens (spiro or natural ones like agnus cactus or vitex)
Well, I tried the evening primrose oil and it made my acne worse. So I stopped it.
I'm not willing to take more anti-androgens, natural or not. (the BCP I was taking was a strong anti-androgen).
I'm willing to wait 2 years but in the mean time, what do I do? These should be the best years of my life. Do I spend them hiding in my room?
So after a lot of research and trying so many things (pro-biotics/ diets/ cleanses... blablabla) I decided to try the DKR while maintaining a healthy diet. The diet alone will NOT control your acne if it is hormonal and triggered by stopping the pill. Unfortunately.
This log, I hope, will serve as an answer to all the hopeless ladies out there who have quit the pill and don't know what else to do.
Let's hope it works, for all of us!!!
Well for me it stopped once about 2 weeks after I stopped increasing the BP and stayed completely consistent with it using the same every morning and night
Thanks girl! ahh I can't wait for the dryness to stop Quick Update for today: nothing new to report. So the update would be like a copy/paste from my last post Have a great day!!!Mystory
Edited by mystory, 11 August 2012 - 06:27 AM.
Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.
DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.
Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.
Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.
- Rinse with water in shower
- Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
- Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)
- Rinse with water over kitchen skin
- Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
I DO NOT EAT:
- processed anything
- very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
- egg yolks
I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.
I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.
I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea
I change my pillow cases frequently.
And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.