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#1 acnelove

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

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a pic of my acne tonight on either cheek

i'm up procrasti-working and i am so excited to try accutane

i am calling my dermatologist first thing in the morning, hopefully i won't get the run around and can start taking the pills this week

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:40 AM

hmmm, after doing some reading on here about Spironolactone I think I'll want to start with that instead
a lot of the reviews say it worked when accutane didn't, and it seems less severe
wonder what my derm will say...

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:08 AM

There are a lot of reviews sayin that accutane didin't work ?not even temporaly?that's new...
Well accutane is a last resort , plus ur acne is mild , so I would go for Spironolactone

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

thanks for responding, i didn't mean the reviews said that accutane didn't work, just that it wasn't a permanent solution for them like it was for other patients and spironolactone is working for them now. i do think i'll start with the spironolactone before resorting to accutane. i would only try accutane if there was a bigger chance my acne would be gone for good. good luck with everything

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

Day 1 of having this acne.org account has been okay for my acne

I haven't had a picking session, though i did scratch off a whitehead and I haven't been great about keeping my hands off my face

Buttt I have had about half the water I need for the day already, and I made a healthy quinoa lunch with cucumbers and tomatoes

being bad and drinking coffee atm

made an appt to see a derm on the 22nd

thinking of giving a strict paleo diet a chance before adding any prescription acne treatments to my regimen

updates later, xx

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

spiro is a great option for acne that is hormone related, albeit can take a fair while to work (12 months+)
see what your derm says, you can do spiro after accutane also (as i may end up doing in a few months)

good luck with your choices!

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first course 2010
week 1/2- 20mg
week 3/4 -30mg
month 2 - 30mg
month 3 - 30mg
month 4 - 40mg
month 5 - 40mg
month 6 - 40mg


second course 2012
month 1 20mg
month 2 40mg
month 3 30mg with prednisone
month 4 30mg with prednisone
month 5 40mg with prednisone


Yaz - birth control tablet
Zinc - liquid supplement
Vitex agnus castus - tablet form
Chinese Blood Tonic - twice daily

We're not out of the woods yet little bear...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

went to see my doctor today for a spiro consult
she prescribed me a small dosage, i haven't picked it up from the pharm yet so idk how many mg exactly
she took some blood tests to make sure my blood pressure doesn't drop too low
i fainted at the check out desk while making my next appointment and i still feel a little queezy/dizzy
i'm nervous to start taking spiro, my acne problems are mainly scar related at this point
i dont want to make it worse

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:56 AM

SCARS SCARS SCARS SCARS
have noticed no differences with spiro
my scars are my main concern
i have craters and ice pick scars and i keep getting blood pimples that leave dark marks
what do i do i dont even know
this shit keeps me up worrying
i accidentally picked and now i cant focus on anything else

Edited by acnelove, 06 September 2012 - 05:13 AM.