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#61 benzy3

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

Good luck on your doctor's appointment

Hope everything turns out well!



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:01 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:11 AM

Day 95

My skin has been great this past week.
I saw the dermatologist today who agreed to put me on accutane.
I have a history of depression and it's linked to depression and suicide so I'm having a psychiatric examination on Jan 16, then on Feb 7 I'm seeing my dermatologist again. If my psychiatric evaluation and blood works are good, that's when I'll start accutane, Feb 7.
I'm excited and feeling hopeful for the first time in forever :)
I will start an accutane diary when I start and stop writing in this one as it'll get too confusing.
My skin has definitely improved since taking dianette and I feel it keeps improving however it took so long to see a difference.
Also on Monday morning I went to A&E after waking up as I had no feelings in my legs and fell to the floor!
My bloodtest came back normal and I was sent home but it was probably dianette related.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hi frenchie86 so I have been following your post and I am on my second month of Dianette. Just started it, but my skin's progress seems pretty similar to yours. I have had a breakout day 28 its horrendous I kid you not. red, painful , lower jawline to cheekbone whiteheads. :( Now, I don't know whether to go back to the doctor and tell her as she told me if this doesn't work by month 3 then I shall be getting a referral to the dermatologist. I SOOO badly want to be put on Accutane right now. But, I have a feeing she will prob say "why did you come back now? You need to wait for 3 months". 

 

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I really hope that your acne totally goes after Accutane :) 

All the best xx



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:45 AM

Wait.
I've been on it for 3 months and literally only just seeing a difference but trust me it's worth sticking to it.
I would stay on it the 3 months MINIMUM. A lot of people get full result between month 4 and 6, so don't lose hope!
Good luck!

Day 96
Trying to stop my antibiotics again. It's the second day and I'm getting tiny red spots kinda everywhere. They are small so I'm going to keep it up and see. I'm already off Differin and that went fine so that's good.
Ideally I'd only be on Dianette asap, I hate the idea of being on antibiotics long term.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:42 AM

Day 98

I have a huge cold sore on my lip, obviously I'm really bummed out this is happening in time for Christmas but there's nothing I can do unfortunately. I am using Zovirax to treat it.
My skin has been looking great still, except for tiny red spots here and there. This could be because I stopped taking my antibiotics but I'll stick with my decision and wait a bit to see if I can manage without.
My skin has improved dramatically lately and I put it all down to dianette.
If my skin stays good in January I've decided not to take accutane. The potential side effects are very scary and since dianette is doing a good job I feel I'd rather try and deal with small breakouts than to take something like accutane. We will see.
I hope my cold sore subsides a bit by Christmas Eve/Christmas day, realistically it'll still be visible and not healed until around new year.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:24 AM

Day 100

It's Christmas Eve, my skin looks great and has done for over a week.
Still getting tiny red spots since stopping my antibiotics but not too bad, they are small but painful.
Just bummed out about having a big cold sore for Christmas but what can I do?
Gonna try to have a good time anyway.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:00 AM

I'm SO glad to hear things are looking up for you! I've finally been put on Accutane as mine was continuing to get much, much worse! Merry Christmas!!


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:45 AM

Good luck with accutane! All the best X

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:00 AM

Day 104
Skin still perfect!
I think it's been at least 2 weeks since my last breakout :)
Very happy obviously, feeling so much more confident however still messed up from what I went through the past 5 months with acne.
Now I just really need to figure out what the plan is, I can only stay on dianette another 1 and half year and then what?
I hope other BCP will work on acne when I switch.
Decided not to go on accutane.
Happy new year everyone!
I might not update as often now?

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

Day 114

Still clear. I haven't had a problem for about 3 weeks now.
I am now menstruating for the first time since starting Dianette. Took my 7 day break at last and didn't break out.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

Awesome! I'm happy for you :)



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:00 AM

Day 125

Still clear. No spots at all for well over a month :)
However my GP said I can only take Dianette for 6 more months :(
Until then I still won't go on accutane as I'm 100% clear.
I will only consider accutane if my acne returns post-dianette.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:03 AM

Day 164

My skin is still good, even though I still get the occasional spot or two but my skin is not oily at all, smooth and glowing.
I've been clear for almost 3 months and I'm thinking of going off it to see how my skin copes without dianette.
Might try for a bit and see. I can't stay on the pill forever as I think I'd like children someday.
Watch this space!

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

Day 199

My skin is flawless six months on, no longer a problem. However I tried coming off it at my last period break, was off for 2 weeks but my skin started playing up again so I went back on it :(
So frustrating as I want a baby!!!
I took the last pill of my pack today, might give it another try. Apparently it takes 3 months for your hormones to get back to normal

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

Have you tried to ease off Diane? Like take it every other day or something? Obviously it won't be effective anymore as contraception, but I've heard that that's a good way to avoid post-bcp breakouts. There's actually a user on this board from a long time ago who would shave off parts of the pill every few weeks until she was barely taking any. I think it took quite a while but her acne didn't return when she stopped taking it completely!


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:55 AM

I've been on dianette 11 months, it helped my skin but not as much as I'd hoped, I am now starting Accutane. Scary!!!

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

Hey! Been following your post for a while.. I may have commented here before but I can't remember  :\ anyway, just wanted to say don't be scared! I was on Dianette for about 3 months but my face was so destroyed from the breakouts that I had a major breakdown to my GP as well as my mum as acne was affecting me greatly. I was SO depressed for many many months ..it was affecting my university and my relationships with friends/family. Not good. 

 

Anywyayyyy, fast forward 5 months I am now on Accutane been on it for 5 months and all I have to say is it is pretty damn good. Still got 1-2 months to go..hoping acne never comes back. 

 

If you have anything to ask me - feel free to ask :) 

Good luck, all the best. 

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