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#1 mnl1986

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

I posted a couple days ago but haven't gotten any responses so I figured I'd try again. My first post is still in this forum under "6months after Mirena removal" I just wanted to post a pic to see if you all think I'm dealing with hormonal acne. Attached File  image.jpg   23.69K   137 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   23.69K   137 downloads

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

looks like it



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

Yes that's almost exactly what mine looked liked before I started treating it. Now it's still very much there (Only started treating it about 2 weeks ago) but it's dried up.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

Yeah take accutane. It will get rid of it

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:46 PM

Yes that's almost exactly what mine looked liked before I started treating it. Now it's still very much there (Only started treating it about 2 weeks ago) but it's dried up.

What are you taking for it?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

Yeah take accutane. It will get rid of it


I can't afford accutane bc I don't have health insurance. Is there anything else I can take?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:26 AM

Yeah take accutane. It will get rid of it


I can't afford accutane bc I don't have health insurance. Is there anything else I can take?

 

No, dear you don't need to jump to accutane already. It's extremely powerful. The only real way to tell if it's hormonal acne is to try treating it as if it was.

 

I don't know if it would be difficult for you(since you don't have health insurance) or if you're already taking it but try birth control. If you're taking it already, then dismiss this. If not, let me tell you, I have struggled with acne for years and birth control pills have been the only thing to relieve it at all for longer than a week. And if you are taking it, I'm telling you, either it isn't hormonal acne or you're taking the wrong pill.

 

I've gone through about five different kinds of birth control pills in the last few years to find what I'm on now, which has significantly reduced my acne(even my cysts). It's worth a go!



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:46 AM

Yes that's almost exactly what mine looked liked before I started treating it. Now it's still very much there (Only started treating it about 2 weeks ago) but it's dried up.

What are you taking for it?

 

Hey! I'm taking 100mg Spiro and Diane 35 BCP. I have a follow up appointment with my derm this week. I'll see if I need my treatment plan changed or I'm good as it. So far no improvement except my skin is very dry.

 

I would definitely get an appointment with your dermatologist as soon as possible. So many people think they are good by just researching and following someone else's plan but everyone's different. Best to see a professional.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:48 AM


Yes that's almost exactly what mine looked liked before I started treating it. Now it's still very much there (Only started treating it about 2 weeks ago) but it's dried up.

What are you taking for it?
 
Hey! I'm taking 100mg Spiro and Diane 35 BCP. I have a follow up appointment with my derm this week. I'll see if I need my treatment plan changed or I'm good as it. So far no improvement except my skin is very dry.
 
I would definitely get an appointment with your dermatologist as soon as possible. So many people think they are good by just researching and following someone else's plan but everyone's different. Best to see a professional.
I've been to a dermatologist and he prescribed me Tazorac cream and Clindamycin gel. My acne is getting worse. I asked him for BC and he said he doesn't believe BC or Spiro work so he wouldn't give it to me. I'll have to try my primary care doctor. Thanks for your help

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:07 AM

 

 


Yes that's almost exactly what mine looked liked before I started treating it. Now it's still very much there (Only started treating it about 2 weeks ago) but it's dried up.

What are you taking for it?
 
Hey! I'm taking 100mg Spiro and Diane 35 BCP. I have a follow up appointment with my derm this week. I'll see if I need my treatment plan changed or I'm good as it. So far no improvement except my skin is very dry.
 
I would definitely get an appointment with your dermatologist as soon as possible. So many people think they are good by just researching and following someone else's plan but everyone's different. Best to see a professional.
I've been to a dermatologist and he prescribed me Tazorac cream and Clindamycin gel. My acne is getting worse. I asked him for BC and he said he doesn't believe BC or Spiro work so he wouldn't give it to me. I'll have to try my primary care doctor. Thanks for your help

 

No worries.

 

A derm that doesn't believe in BCP for hormonal acne? That's a first! Definitely see your family doc :)

 

I've been on Clindamycin gel but topical treatments don't tend to work on me. Everyone is different though. It's worth taking the professional's advice for the creams but you may want a second opinion on the BCP. When I was 17, BCP worked absolute miracles on me. 






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