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#61 tracy521

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

that is so very true about what you said about spiro and the accutane. so how is it going for you? any breakouts at all? yeah this diet thing sucks and i can tell you since i took out everything i am suppossedly allergic to, my face has been even worse. i went to an acupuncterist on saturday and the lady said that if its really the food that the diet will start to clear my skin in 3 weeks so we shall see. i hear ya there if the accutane helps with the oily skin that would be so great because my face is like a freaking oil slick half the time. it never used to be this oily until the last year. so annoying!
i hear ya there i am so sick of trying to cover up this crap and cysts are like impossible to cover anyway. i hate them so much. i wouldnt mind it as much if i got regular acne only because the cysts are just so painful. i swear i live off aleve lately. ugh! that is true about not outgrowing acne and i am glad you are on the accutane because when i was your age i always thought my acne would go away when i got older and now i wish i would have done something when i was younger because you heal so much quicker when you are younger.
yeah i use my benzaclin on the spots and around my jawline which seems to be where i am breaking out lately and it works ok but not as good as it used to unfortunately. i started using a mandelic acid cleanser so i am hoping it helps to clear up some of this mess while i figure out what to do. i just wish it didnt take so long to get the accutane because my appointment with the gyno isnt until jan 7th then i have to make an appointment for the actual iud and then i need to get the bloodwork and have a negative pregnancy test too -blah! how long did it take you to get the accutane.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

So far, so good breakout wise! I have a couple really small white head like pimples, but I'm not sure if I can attribute that to Accutane or my time of the month. I hear ya on the diet thing....last year I was CONVINCED it was because of the food I consumed, that I only drank water & green tea. As well as I ate egg whites, turkey bacon, and pretty much nothing that wasnt "healthy" for like 6 months.. Not only did it NOT help my acne, but I was sooo moody from depriving myself. I work in a restaurant so seeing that food come out was a killer lol. But I dont think my acne is caused by food as its always stayed the same. When I was so depressed about the dermatitis I ate two black forest cakes in a week and not a single pimple formed. Well if it doesnt clear in 3 weeks, I'd deffinetely consider Accutane. I know Spiro might be "Safer", but it will be a pill you take for who knows how long. And sometimes I feel like that's just as bad. And I hope it helps with the oily skin! I cant stand oily skin lol. Makes Acne much worse :(

And I didnt really have to wait much, maybe 4 days. I live in Vancouver Canada, so we dont have ipledge here. And my derm gave me my prescription the same day and I just had to wait till she called me with my bloodwork being ok.
Maybe you could have your bloodwork done the day before or a few days before your appointment so they have the results?
Im not sure how it works where you are

I hope you get it if you decide to go for it! I feel like its a big relief. There is hope. :)

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

hello again. how is your face doing today? how is the accutane treating you any side effects yet? i hope that it goes easy for you. you know with you mentioning diet i think it can help some people but not everybody. i have been avoiding all the items i am supposedly allergic to and my face has been the worst it ever has been. i am giving this new diet 1 more week and then i am saying screw it and allowing myself wheat and cheese every few days. i have been so cranky too and its makes me so darn miserable to see everybody eat so much good food all the time while i sit in the corner and eat a freaking salad. grrr! i have lost weight too and dont want to lose anymore either. my derm is having me start the 25mg of spiro tonight and then we will go from there. she said if i am ok on that dosage they can increase it to 50mg a day. she has no problem giving me accutane once i get an iud but she wanted me to try this first in case it works and for now i will do that. i will give it a month and then if its no better try the accutane. i am not going to screw around with waiting months and months for this stuff to work but i do believe mine is hormonal because i get it on the lower half of my face and this month it got really bad before my tom. so we shall see i just pray this works even if it gives me a good year that will help with helping my face heal and then if i need to do accutane then i will but i just pray i wont have to go that route. i am just scared of the accutane because i am getting older now and scar so much easier than when i was younger. i should have done it when i was in my 20's for sure. that is awesome that you didnt have to wait to start and thats even better that you have no ipledge there either. its so annoying and hard to get here its like you gotta get bloodwork then have a negative pregnancy test and then i think they still make you wait a month or something like that. its almost like they make it so hard to get that you dont want to bother taking it. blah!
anyway i hope you are clearing up really well now and that things get better for you. i feel like 2013 is going to be a much better year.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Yeah diet didn't work for me. To be honest I'm kinda glad because I don't want to limit myself or be scared to eat what I want. So far I'm ok, initial breakout has started on my lower cheeks. Not big ones but lots of white head like eruptions. Maybe 9? And the top of my cheeks are getting like... Gritty. I think the crap is getting pushed out :P
I'd deffinetly try the accutane... I didn't even notice anything my first month on spiro. It was the second month my face got ugly. I took my 8th pill today. Dry lips, peeling nose and so thirsty. Actually my face is a bit "pink". But I heard accutane makes your face a bit red while on it.
I feel like ...taking this is as close as a cure.... And everything else you will be taking for years. So if she's ok with it I'd totally go with it :)


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

yeah i agree with you on the diet thing because my skin has been the worst when i am eating the best. ugh its all so strange to me! so how is your skin today are you still breaking out? i hope that your skin gets better soon!! i want to take the accutane so bad but from what i read on the ipledge site i gotta have 2 negative pregnancy tests so it will take a while before i can get it. i am going to see a new derm on wednesday and ask her more about it and then we will go from there. i think i could get the one pregnancy test done on Wednesday with the blood work and then i would have a month to get an iud and then start the tane. i really want this spiro to start working but i figure i will get everything started with the accutane and if by chance the spiro works then i can just stop the process at any time. so have you experienced any other side effects? thats probably not too bad if your skin gets a bit red while taking the accutane because then the red marks will just blend on in. lol unless you dont get any red marks. i get them from most of my cysts and i freaking hate them they are so hard to cover with makeup. my derm wants me to use 0.25% tretinonin cream but i hate that stuff it makes me peel like crazy!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Yeah I would do that! Then your only a bit behind me :) my breakouts are weird. Like hard white head things but I'm still breaking out :-( I don't have red marks just scars on my forehead and my cheeks.
Hopefully you'll get it soon :) if you have your tests done you could be on it in a month :-))) I hope it all works out for you!