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Hey Maria199, I've been following a lot of your posts and I feel for you, but just know that this will pass, keep positive thoughts, I know that's hard and easier said than done, I also have health issues unrelated to acne and I know its tough...if you ever want to talk, feel free to message me.

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MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


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Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
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BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
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thank you both, terrible sleep and desperation don't help acne either.. It's good to know that i am not alone

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Since yesterday i noticed 2 red spots but they are small and painless, i don't know if they will pose a problem or just disappear like others had. My face is drying but b.p., i have some flakes on my chin because i used aha too to eliminate microcysts- i know i shouldn't use aha and bp before a month has passed but i could mesure at least 7 microcysts only at the left corner of my mouth so i decided to take the risk.

About the other health problem, yesterday night about 4 am a brilliant idea crossed my mind.. why not take ALL my aldactone pills now? After all we are worried about K with doses of 50-100-200 mg.. Then i took a look at spiro's LD50 and changed my mind about the success i would have. Thankfully my mom wake up half an hour later and she saw i was still awake and she took that thing off..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Just a few red spots, nothing serious.. i ate an egg and a few today, let's see what happens. I want to try dairy too but i think that will have to wait a little longer.

My mom brought a kinder milk slice.. i couldn't resist.. confused.gif


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Noone can resist a kinder milk slice :) They are all over the place here in every grannys cupboard ;)

Good to hear nothing serious.


Successfully on "the regimen" from age 12 to 33 for cystic acne

Now:

100mg spironolactone since 08/13

Paula's Choice BHA 2%,

Green Cream 6 Retinol

Acne free and already almost free of hyperpigmentation, discolorations and wrinkles


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My favorite is kinder bueno! But i am confused and a little frightened about their effect on acne, almonds break me out, eggs could be a trigger and milk is definitely the worst! But i haven't tried them since i lowered the dose and i don't know how my skin will respond and if i break out will it be only milk or one of the others as well?


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I can already see a new bright redness out of nowhere on my nose! Possibly this dosage isn't enough to keep major acne triggers under control, i hope 75 mg will do the trick. I think 100 mg were too much and since i cut it in half i am no longer breaking out except for closed comedones but it seems that it's not enough for milk and nuts. I am not icing it, i feel enough physical discomfort already.. just bp+aha.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I made an experiment with more dairy yesterday, i think it was successful but i am not absolutely sure, there is one old papule that i feel is slightly bigger but without pain. Probably i am just seeing ghosts again but you never know especially since i experimented with my major acne trigger. The experiment will continue for a few more days (just an excuse to make that wonderful leek-cheese pie) eusa_whistle.gif

edit: it's looking more and more like a normal papule, i am worried now because i don't know if it's due to dairy, increased dosage or just a random break out. If it continues i 'll stop dairy and if it still continues i 'll go back to 50 mg.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Nothing new today, except that thing from yesterday.. now it's red, swollen and painful.. not really big but not small either. Today i 'll try yogurt with apples, walnuts and honey. I think that in the next hours i 'll regret it but it's the only way to find out if it was random, dairy or dose induced.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Surprisingly 0 new till now. Today we have this wonderful leek-cheese pie, let's hope it won't break me out.

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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The pie didn't break me out (at least not yet)! But i had only one piece.. today i will try with two. It's my name day so i am also preparing a baklava with walnuts. If you don't know what it is, you don't know what you are missing razz.gif

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Damn i was so happy i didn't break out, i 've searched all the common and not places-jawline, cheeks, chin, nose, forehead and there was nothing but then i moved my hair back and saw it right there, between my eyebrows and hairline! eusa_wall.gif Due to the position it's not visible but nevertheless it's a breakout. Why couldn't it just work? I know i should probably stick with one dosage, give it time and see how it goes but i can't stop thinking of going back to 50 just to see the reaction with the same food. On 100 mg, i had a piece of pie and woke up with 2 big papules.. on 75 mg i had two pieces and one papule. On 50?? On the other hand, 50 mg could be too low (as i suspect) so i am going to start the experiment after an appointment i have-Monday.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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The pie didn't break me out (at least not yet)! But i had only one piece.. today i will try with two. It's my name day so i am also preparing a baklava with walnuts. If you don't know what it is, you don't know what you are missing razz.gif

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The pie didn't break me out (at least not yet)! But i had only one piece.. today i will try with two. It's my name day so i am also preparing a baklava with walnuts. If you don't know what it is, you don't know what you are missing razz.gif

Mmmm! Baklava! We have a Greek friend who comes for Christmas and she ALWAYS makes baklava. It's soooo good. biggrin.png


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I was looking some old photos.. when i was 18-19 my skin was much better than now.. then at 20 it started getting worse and i started various treatments (i don't really remember which was first, acne getting worse or treatments started to get rid of the little acne i had? My boyfriend says my skin was better before those treatments), January of 2011 was the worst for my acne i had all my face covered with big papules (or was it nodules?).. then i started spiro in June of 2011,great skin for 2 years.. and then here we are..

75 mg don't seem to pass slice milk test either. In fact if i am correct it may be worse than 50 mg, we 'll see tomorrow.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Don't get discouraged Maria199! Hang in there! I'm trying my best not to freak out about my skin right now, I really think the Spiro is what's breaking me out right now even tho I'm taking an antibiotic of 175 minocycline a day, its so frustrating!!!! Hopefully the Spiro will start kicking in for you again and we both can celebrate our clear skin smile.png Btw I love reading your daily posts.

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MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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Thanks PinkBunny43! At this point i feel it's "just one more, no big deal".. of course over time they add up and that's the big problem. I do believe that given a few weeks 50 or 75 will do the trick i just don't know which and i don't want to be on the wrong path for this long! I plan to drop to 50 again and see how my skin will react to food that didn't break me out on 75 like 1/2 cup of yogurt.

It's just a matter of time for both, acne may win a battle but not the war!

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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There is indeed a new papule on my chin, not small not big(yet).. there was an old papule there but now it's definitely reder and with some pain. On 50 mg i had a papule on my nose, they seem to be similar. I slowly gain weight so i feel i should remain on 75 and when my weight is restored ramp it up to 100 but i 'll try 50 just to be sure.. what's to lose?

I also thought it's time to go for a foundation, but now b.p. has dried my skin so much that i don't feel like washing more than once and that is for my T zone. I 've read some really good reviews about a product (you won't know it), it says it's for all skin types, non comedogenic, long lasting and fully covering but the reviewers said that they don't think it's suitable for dry skin, actually one said that she can't use it in winter even though she has oily skin! On the other hand i am afraid to use something for dry skin..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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oh i had i small chocolate dessert i am definitely going to break out tomorrow!


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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No breakouts these days, not even from that chocolate! biggrin.png I want to see a professor the following days, i thought i would see him today so i avoided dairy but i asked the secretary and it sounds like i should arrange a date to see him! I had to write my name and phone number, she will inform him that i want to talk with him, he will propose a time that suits him and then she will call me to let me know. He has a lesson tomorrow and i asked if i could talk to him after that and she said no and that for the sake of the professor we have to ask when he can see me. I don't know how it's done in other countries but i thought that professors are supposed to be available at least a few certain times of the week to their students, i feel like i am going to see the prime minister.

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Now that acne is in my control (the amount of dairy i consume) i am thinking what to do about hyperpigmentation. I think of chemical peelings but i am also a little afraid.. there is a risk of permanent discoloration and possibly i 'll have to go outside like a monster (flaking). So in a more conservative way i am thinking about some whitening creams. There is a kit with 2+1 free.

SPOT END DAY CREAM:

The combination of the triple whitening system and the sunscreen protection

prevents : all types of dischromias

reduces dyschromias in 100%

reduces the number of spots 73%

Spot End Corrective:

Multipurpose topical whitening cream, for immediate and swift action for the face, neck, neckline and hands. The combination bleaching system (DAB, a-arboutin Kojic acid) and Cluster keratolytic active, reduces the production of melanin and discolours brown spots and enhances the action of other products in the SPOT END series.

Research has shown that the use of the cream for 2 months, sees an increase of 71% in bleach and reduced discolouration in areas by 54%.

(20 volunteers evaluated themselves after 2 months of treatment - Universita degli Study di Pavia BIO BASIC EUROPE).

and one free Night Cream:

Effect - Active Ingredients:

● Whitening action (Arbutine, Aloesin, Vit C, linoleic - Bellis Perennis)

● Anti-ageing action. Removes dead keratinocytes.(Bacillus ferment, Hydroxyproline)

● Moisturizes, improves skin barrier (Soya- ceramide 3 complex)

● Activates percutaneous permeability (Active Cosmetics Lipo-Expo system)

I don't know if i should invest on them and not peels.. these are less invasive and risky but i 've seen no review about them. Peeling is definitely effective but very harsh for the skin..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I feel angry and disappointed.. i have new comedones because i stopped b.p. for a few days to let my skin recover from the dryness. I have 2 papules next to my eyebrows, the bigger is in the worst place: right where the eyebrow starts. I believe it's irritation from removing them, it happens all the time to me. But there is always doubt, even now that i eat nothing triggering.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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No major breakouts but i get these small papules i had about a month ago.. i get these on 50 mg and flat acne on 75 mg. I mean there is a red spot, sometimes it is painful but it's flat, just like a red mark.. i believe 75 mg is a better option but i have to wait before trying dairy on 50 mg because i still don't know if and when i 'll meet that prof. . I have 2-3 of these papules and i am a little afraid that one of them will be larger tomorrow but they are annoying as they are now.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I am tired of waiting the professor and i am tired of these small papules.. now i have one on my nose, the top of my nose. 75 is the best i believe. Tomorrow or the day after i 'll buy these creams i wrote about and apply them leaving a few spots to check if it's really working.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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One of these stupid clogged pores decided to inflame now.. that secretary hasn't spoke to the prof. yet.. she is going to do it tomorrow. No wonder i broke out today. Plus i ate something that definitely had milk in but i realised that after i ate it. All these days there was nothing and now everything happened.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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