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Did anyone have their period acne cured by Accutane? I'll be fairly good for most of that month them BAM like 7 cysts in one day on my period. It's horrible and emotionally wrecking. It also takes MONTHS for the cysts to heal ;( I am thinking about a low dose ??

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accutane is a temporary cure

fix your diets and find the real cause

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Did anyone have their period acne cured by Accutane? I'll be fairly good for most of that month them BAM like 7 cysts in one day on my period. It's horrible and emotionally wrecking. It also takes MONTHS for the cysts to heal ;( I am thinking about a low dose ??

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Did anyone have their period acne cured by Accutane? I'll be fairly good for most of that month them BAM like 7 cysts in one day on my period. It's horrible and emotionally wrecking. It also takes MONTHS for the cysts to heal ;( I am thinking about a low dose ??

I'm a huge advocate for Accutane because I've done everything else, and I've seen the wonders it can perform. Diet doesn't help everyone (it certainly didn't for me)! But if your acne is exacerbated by your menstrual cycle, you could also consider Spironolactone. It's an anti-androgen and is known to help reduce or eliminate hormonal acne. If that doesn't interest you, asking a dermatologist about Accutane would be worthwhile.

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Did anyone have their period acne cured by Accutane? I'll be fairly good for most of that month them BAM like 7 cysts in one day on my period. It's horrible and emotionally wrecking. It also takes MONTHS for the cysts to heal ;( I am thinking about a low dose ??

I'm a huge advocate for Accutane because I've done everything else, and I've seen the wonders it can perform. Diet doesn't help everyone (it certainly didn't for me)! But if your acne is exacerbated by your menstrual cycle, you could also consider Spironolactone. It's an anti-androgen and is known to help reduce or eliminate hormonal acne. If that doesn't interest you, asking a dermatologist about Accutane would be worthwhile.

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Did anyone have their period acne cured by Accutane? I'll be fairly good for most of that month them BAM like 7 cysts in one day on my period. It's horrible and emotionally wrecking. It also takes MONTHS for the cysts to heal ;( I am thinking about a low dose ??

I'm a huge advocate for Accutane because I've done everything else, and I've seen the wonders it can perform. Diet doesn't help everyone (it certainly didn't for me)! But if your acne is exacerbated by your menstrual cycle, you could also consider Spironolactone. It's an anti-androgen and is known to help reduce or eliminate hormonal acne. If that doesn't interest you, asking a dermatologist about Accutane would be worthwhile.

Thanks. How long you been on it? I don't want to waste time with spiro and I don't want to pee a lot ( a side effect from spiro). I'm getting really annoyed at people telling me it's my diet causing my acne when I'm off all food groups which is leaving me extremely fatigued in an attempt to keep acne at bay...which it doesn't really do all that well

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Did anyone have their period acne cured by Accutane? I'll be fairly good for most of that month them BAM like 7 cysts in one day on my period. It's horrible and emotionally wrecking. It also takes MONTHS for the cysts to heal ;( I am thinking about a low dose ??

I'm a huge advocate for Accutane because I've done everything else, and I've seen the wonders it can perform. Diet doesn't help everyone (it certainly didn't for me)! But if your acne is exacerbated by your menstrual cycle, you could also consider Spironolactone. It's an anti-androgen and is known to help reduce or eliminate hormonal acne. If that doesn't interest you, asking a dermatologist about Accutane would be worthwhile.

Thanks. How long you been on it? I don't want to waste time with spiro and I don't want to pee a lot ( a side effect from spiro). I'm getting really annoyed at people telling me it's my diet causing my acne when I'm off all food groups which is leaving me extremely fatigued in an attempt to keep acne at bay...which it doesn't really do all that well

Your diet is not the cure for acne, but it helps. I mean No disrespect intended to people who say a certain diet "cured" their acne. I think, just like everything else, it is much better to be healthy and get proper nutrition when dealing with ANY chronic disease , but it doesn't mean that changing your diet alone will solve your problems. Also, not eating anything at all is just as bad as eating crap - so swearing off entire food groups probably isn't a great idea.

Unless you think you have some kind of food allergy (which is unlikely unless you are experiencing other symptoms besides acne), changing your diet if you already eat a healthy diet probably wont make any difference in your acne in the long run. Accutane can help, but you should definitely try a few other things first if you can, since it sounds like your acne is hormonal. Also, have you been checked for PCOS? If you have other "womenly" problems, like irregularity or bad PMS - you might check that first to make sure. Also, Ive been taking Spiro for about 6 months now. It did make me pee alittle more often, but honestly, it wasn't that much of an inconvenience, it wasn't like I was running to the bathroom every 10 minutes. Maybe once an hour or so. After a few weeks that went away though amd now I don't experience any symptoms at all.


My Accutane log (with pictures): Holy Isotretinoin Batman It's another Accutane Log!

26 y/o female- approx. 54kg

Absorica -40 mg, 1 daily, December 26, 2013 - February, 25, 2014

Absorica - 60 mg, 1 daily. February 26, 2014 - July 6th 

Probiotic - 1 daily

Fish oil supplement w/ vit D - 1 daily

 

Morning:

Cetaphil cleanser

Food Grade Rose water - Toner

La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray

Vichy 50+ Capital Soleil Cream for Sensitive Skin

 

Night:

Cetaphil Cleanser

Food grade Rose Water - Toner

Ziana (tretinoin/clinda combo) August, 2014 - Current

La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray

Aveeno Positively Radiant intensive night cream

Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion- PM

Avene Cicalfate (as needed)


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Hi

I have acne which is period related i have a breakout during ovulation and the week before my period. Im currently on accutane this is my second time around i was on the first course late 2011 it took me 9 mths after coming off it to relapse so im back on accutane im doing the high dose regime. Tbh i have read that accutane doesnt help hormonal acne i have been proactive in trying to get to the root cause PCOS has been ruled out get this checked out first, nothing has been found and tbh the medical profession dont really care less at the end of the day if you are cured first time around then ultimately its less work for them.

You can try accutane give it a go and see what happens its not a miracle though im clear now 3 mths in although did have 3 cysts last week. As far as side effects for me it has been a walk in the park but then second time around i knew to take care of lips alot.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do i havent tried spiro yet the only one i havent does anyone know if you can get this from a general dr or do you have to see a dermatologist ?

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Hi

I have acne which is period related i have a breakout during ovulation and the week before my period. Im currently on accutane this is my second time around i was on the first course late 2011 it took me 9 mths after coming off it to relapse so im back on accutane im doing the high dose regime. Tbh i have read that accutane doesnt help hormonal acne i have been proactive in trying to get to the root cause PCOS has been ruled out get this checked out first, nothing has been found and tbh the medical profession dont really care less at the end of the day if you are cured first time around then ultimately its less work for them.

You can try accutane give it a go and see what happens its not a miracle though im clear now 3 mths in although did have 3 cysts last week. As far as side effects for me it has been a walk in the park but then second time around i knew to take care of lips alot.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do i havent tried spiro yet the only one i havent does anyone know if you can get this from a general dr or do you have to see a dermatologist ?

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Hi

I have acne which is period related i have a breakout during ovulation and the week before my period. Im currently on accutane this is my second time around i was on the first course late 2011 it took me 9 mths after coming off it to relapse so im back on accutane im doing the high dose regime. Tbh i have read that accutane doesnt help hormonal acne i have been proactive in trying to get to the root cause PCOS has been ruled out get this checked out first, nothing has been found and tbh the medical profession dont really care less at the end of the day if you are cured first time around then ultimately its less work for them.

You can try accutane give it a go and see what happens its not a miracle though im clear now 3 mths in although did have 3 cysts last week. As far as side effects for me it has been a walk in the park but then second time around i knew to take care of lips alot.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do i havent tried spiro yet the only one i havent does anyone know if you can get this from a general dr or do you have to see a dermatologist ?

Did it make your acne a little less worse ( aka killed blackheads or cystic acne ) and manageable? I ain't looking for a cure, but topicals clearly don't work on deep, under the skin acne or red papule like flat acne that's inflamed. The medical profession isn't going to do anything for me so I'm just interested in taking care of the skin part i've wasted a lot of money on stuff

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