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Best Answer Valerie44, 22 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

Awesome news CarpeMomentum!!!! My doctor wouldn't up my dose since he seems to think my skin is looking great at the 50 dose. Im not so sure, even tho im clear right now I always test how well the Spiro is coming along when I get close to my period, that's when I usually break out like crazy, I must say I only got one cyst this past menstrual cycle compared to the 3 or 4 I would normally get so that is progress :)  Im happy to hear your doing well and praying we all keep on the road to clear skin !!!!



Maria, what dose of the Spiro are you taking now?

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#181 maria199

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

There is a chance of improvement!! While traveling, they offered us free breakfast. It was two pieces of cheesepie. I was afraid but didn't want to be rude. I ate one of them and didn't break out! Then the ice cream and the salad that i forgot to mention that i wanted without cheese (though i removed as much as i could). I don't know, perhaps the amount of dairy was small anyway.. but cheese? Ice cream? I was afraid i would never be able to eat these things again without big papules or nodules afterwards!



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:34 PM

So glad to hear you didn't break out on the dairy Maria :) I hope you will be able to eat anything you want and have no bad results from it!!!



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:38 PM

So glad to hear you didn't break out on the dairy Maria smile.png I hope you will be able to eat anything you want and have no bad results from it!!!

Thanks! smile.png  I hope that my skin won't prove me wrong once again.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:25 PM

Staying away from dairy is such a pain. I find it hard everyday. Happy it worked out ok for you though.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:47 AM

Staying away from dairy is such a pain. I find it hard everyday. Happy it worked out ok for you though.

Well it's perhaps early to be sure about that, i mean i used to drink 2 glasses of milk, eat a yogurt and the occasional cheese and still look fine. Now i am still afraid even of thinking it. I 've read you are on accutane now, i hope it's going to work for you without the side effects!

 

Now, that was the begining of my break outs, without spiro. New acne but no hyperpigmentation.. everything faded after 1,5 years of spiro. Now i don't have acne (at least when i am careful) but i have this annoying hyperpigmentation.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Hyperpigmentation sucks! That was actually a bigger problem for me than the actual acne at one point. But I'm grateful I don't scar.

Your skin looks pretty good by the way. Congrats :)

The accutane is already giving me side effects but nothing I can't handle.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:50 AM

i used to have... There is hyperpigmentation mainly on my cheeks and many months will pass for them to fade and i acquired 3-4 new big marks last month. Anyway, if we stop breaking out it will happen eventually. :)

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

I think it's turning into an obsession.. you know, there are times when we worry about our break outs, marks, scars but our friends/relatives claim they see nothing and we are like "how could they miss that?". Well, if someone told me that he/she couldn't see that really tiny pustule on my nose i would totally believe it but even knowing that noone else is able to see it, i couldn't contain myself to not squeeze it.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:18 AM

I made my nose a mess, naturally. I ate a big slice of cheese without breaking out and the next day an ice cream that is responsible for the small pustule on my chin. I would be happier if that pustule wasn't there but it is an improvement, normally i would have a huge papule/nodule.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:00 AM

I tried combinations of dairy the previous days with little to no breakouts.. Yeeeees wiggle.gif



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

That's so great to hear Maria!!! Im very happy for you! :)



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:42 AM

I keep trying different types of dairy (cheese and ice cream yesterday) and so far it looks good.

 

Irrelevant question: is it just me or do others also think that it's impolite when you reply to a topic (actually you are the only one who bothered) and the op doesn't even respond?



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:11 PM

Haha... Yes that's annoying.

I have a friend who was on accutane and eats cheese and ice cream now... I wanna be just like her. My mom bought a ton of yoghurt today and I remembered to check in on you. Hope the spiro keeps working. How long are you going to stay on it?

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:51 PM

Haha... Yes that's annoying.

I have a friend who was on accutane and eats cheese and ice cream now... I wanna be just like her. My mom bought a ton of yoghurt today and I remembered to check in on you. Hope the spiro keeps working. How long are you going to stay on it?

It's great, now i can combine even 3 different dairy products (cheese, yogurt, ice cream).

I don't know for how long. The one thing i think about is pregnancy but i don't plan one anytime soon. I know that if i quit, it will start all over again and that's something i am not looking forward to. I have read about women who are on it for more than a decade but it doesn't mean that i don't feel some fear or doubt. I don't know..

You will be able to eat ice cream soon! Think that,unlike me, after accutane you are not going to need drugs any more! I even think about a course of accutane if my acne keeps coming back after coming off spiro.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:19 PM

Im eating chocolate with no affects yay!!!! Now I want to see if yogurt will give me any troubles but so far no more food sensitivity! My derm told me I could stay on Spiro till I am 55 years old if I decided too lol I'm really hoping I wont need it for that long.....I would hope that at that age I wouldn't get any acne! Glad to see your doing so well now Maria!!!  :)



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:31 PM

Im eating chocolate with no affects yay!!!! Now I want to see if yogurt will give me any troubles but so far no more food sensitivity! My derm told me I could stay on Spiro till I am 55 years old if I decided too lol I'm really hoping I wont need it for that long.....I would hope that at that age I wouldn't get any acne! Glad to see your doing so well now Maria!!!  smile.png

Yeeeeeeeees wonderful news i am so happy for you too! biggrin.png



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

I have a papule now, it's medium size and i wonder why it's here, yesterday i ate far less dairy than the previous days...



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:48 PM

the last one vanished less than 24 hours later, fortunately. In the meantime i tried taking spiro at night because it suits me better but.. well it started before that change as 2-3 small pustules but now they seem to be the limits of these mosquito-bite-like headless things.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:36 AM

Chocolate, cheese, cheese, more cheese and nothing happens! popcorn.gifcheer.gif






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