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#1 tiredofzits

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:19 PM

Hi,

I've been on Diane 35 for 5 weeks now. Let me tell, u I broke out soooooo badly the first 2 weeks. Then I even found out that I have severe allergies to grass and trees so that was also contributing to my breakout. LUCKY ME eusa_wall.gif Anyways, recently I've started noticing an improvement. I only got 2 new ones, before I used to get 7 or 8 all at once. (watch I just jinxed myself) I have soooo many scars though. I've also notice I have many tiny bumps in between my eyes and my chin. Honestly, I would rather the little ones then those painful cysts. I hope I'm on the road to recovery. My doctor estimated I wouldn't see results until 6-8 weeks. Anyways, I would appreciate any feedback good or bad.


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:21 PM

I read a lot about this is this some sort of birth control pills or what is it?

Can males go on it or just women?

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE(iceboi @ Apr 25 2005, 10:21 PM)
I read a lot about this is this some sort of birth control pills or what is it?

Can males go on it or just women?

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It's a birth control pill for women! Sorry

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 02:47 PM

I'm thinking of going on it since Ortho Tri-cyclen hasn't really been helpful.
Probably next week.
I'm not sure how well it works though.


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Posted 28 April 2005 - 05:09 PM

You know............I don't know how to react to this pill because obviously everyone is different. There are people who have no side effects and others that experience a good majority. I had none. eusa_dance.gif There are others who experience no initial breakout and others like myself, have the breakout from hell. mad.gif I have yet to see clear skin. I wonder if that really exists? LOL
This is my 5th week on Diane 35, I have 3 new scabs b/c I picked and a whole bunch of little pimples on my cheeks and chin. I would rather however have little pimples then big, ugly cysts but it's my fault with the scabs. I can't help touching my face. I'm like a little kid. Anyways, does anyone know a good cream that can help to get rid of scars? Any imput is sooo appreciated.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:05 PM

well, i was on it for 5 months. it helped a bit, but i was still getting cysts that scar. so i am now on accutane. i'm so dry lol!! diane was pricey and i don't know how well it helped. I was also really sick of getting scars for every pimple, so I went on accutane. And the other reason was because I've heard a lot of people say they're clear on it while they're taking it, but once they come off, it's back to the same thing.
if you have any specific questions, just PM me. I'd be happy to help!! biggrin.gif

P.S: do you mean red marks or actual scars? coz i would say no creams will help scars, but there are many things to help with the hyperpigmentation (red marks).

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(arya @ Apr 30 2005, 09:05 PM)
well, i was on it for 5 months. it helped a bit, but i was still getting cysts that scar. so i am now on accutane. i'm so dry lol!! diane was pricey and i don't know how well it helped. I was also really sick of getting scars for every pimple, so I went on accutane. And the other reason was because I've heard a lot of people say they're clear on it while they're taking it, but once they come off, it's back to the same thing.
if you have any specific questions, just PM me. I'd be happy to help!!  biggrin.gif

P.S: do you mean red marks or actual scars? coz i would say no creams will help scars, but there are many things to help with the hyperpigmentation (red marks).

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Hi,

My scars are more brownish then red. U know as much as I love sunny days. On these days, the sun shows all my imperfections. I think eventually I might do microdermabrasion or something to help fade these ugly things. I honestly need to stop picking my face. I should just tie my hands behind my back......

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:02 PM

Just finished week 6. I've notice a slight improvement in my skin. Although, I thought I was finally clearing and 3 new ones appeared. I'm hoping they will disapper by tomorrow. My doctor said I should start seeing results in 6-8 weeks. Well, tomorrow is week 7 and like I said I see slight improvements. Thank GOD I'm not doing the major breakout out any more (I hope I didn't jinx myself by typing that). My scars are slightly fading as well. So hopefully, this is the beginning of clearer skin eusa_pray.gif

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(tiredofzits @ May 4 2005, 06:02 PM)
Just finished week 6.  I've notice a slight improvement in my skin.  Although, I thought I was finally clearing and 3 new ones appeared.  I'm hoping they will disapper by tomorrow.  My doctor said I should start seeing results in 6-8 weeks.  Well, tomorrow is week 7 and like I said I see slight improvements.  Thank GOD I'm not doing the major breakout out any more (I hope I didn't jinx myself by typing that).  My scars are slightly fading as well.  So hopefully, this is the beginning of clearer skin eusa_pray.gif

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good for you!! biggrin.gif that's great to hear. don't worry, you didn't jinx yourself!! i'm sure it'll work!

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:55 AM

i was on diane for years and it worked great for me.

hope it does for you too! smile.gif

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(vanessa @ May 7 2005, 10:55 AM)
i was on diane for years and it worked great for me.

hope it does for you too! smile.gif

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Really......great to hear. How long was it before u started noticing any improvements. I started with the breakout from hell and now it seems to be clearning. This is now officially week 7 for me. Thanks for any feedback

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:32 PM

you know, I really don't remember - I started taking it years ago.

I'm glad you're starting to clear though.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 01:46 PM

Updating u on my lovely acne journey.....
This marks week 7, so it's my pms week. Yippi for me, I can already feel a breakout coming. 4 sure I'm due for a few big ones. Anyways, I was in Yorkdale this morning with my mom and I went to the body shop. While in there I was inquiring about Tea Tree oil, to see if it was any good. She said no b.c it dry out the skin. Then she replied that my face looks fine. She doesn't see a breakout. It just a little dry around the acne scabs. WHen I heard that I was like smile.gif . My mom was see that's exactly what I've been trying to tell u. Needless to say, I still have numerous scars and small little pimple on 1 cheek and chin. So maybe this is it, maybe I'm on the road to recovery.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:45 PM

I sooo jinxed myself. Today was the first day in 2 months that I held my head up high and I was okay with the scars on my face. A collegue even mention that I've been looking better. smile.gif Which I soooo appreciated. But then I got home and realized that I got 3 new zits. The good thing is 1 is in a weird spot so it won't get huge just as long as I don't pick on it, the other is on my chin with all the lovely other scars (this one is kind of big). The 1 that sucks is the one smack dab in the middle of my cheek where I haven't had a zit in weeks. So guess which 1 shows the most!!! I hate this but as I stated in my previous post it was expected after all this is my period week. I haven't gotten the stupid thing yet but who knows what lovely other zits my period is going to bring me. I HATE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could I not have had no zits so at least the scars can go away. But that would probably only happen in a perfect world. eusa_wall.gif

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:42 AM

Aw, I know just how you feel. sad.gif

Hey, what are you using on your face? I think you can use BP/SA etc while you're on Diane-35. So at least you could spot-treat those zits.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(vanessa @ May 10 2005, 08:42 AM)
Aw, I know just how you feel. sad.gif

Hey, what are you using on your face? I think you can use BP/SA etc while you're on Diane-35. So at least you could spot-treat those zits.

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To clean my face I use Spectra Gel and then I spot treat with Benzac, there's 2.5% b/p in it.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 08:43 PM

Entering week 8. Well, this week, all u saw were my ugly brownish scars. I had 2 pms zits which were a given because of the time of the month. But the good thing is that they were small. I've noticed lately I have a lot more black heads and small bumps, that never seem to disappear. I'll take those over ugly big zits any day. My collegues at work see an improvement in my skin as well. So hopefully the scars will fade and my zits will decrease. I guess only time will tell. The thing that I've been realizing is that sometimes we are our worst critics what we may preceive as disgusting might not all be that bad.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:30 AM

excellent, toz, I'm glad your skin is looking better. If I recall, that is approximately how my skin was while on Diane. I always broke out a little right before my period.

The scars will fade with time (I guess they're not indented?) and you can easily cover them with concealer. I use MAC.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:40 PM

If you have cystic acne, I would suggest looking into accutane. Diane isn't an all that safe drug. You should do an internet search on it.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE(GuardedlyOptimistic @ May 13 2005, 10:40 PM)
If you have cystic acne, I would suggest looking into accutane. Diane isn't an all that safe drug. You should do an internet search on it.

Good luck,
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I don't get a lot of cystic acne. I did when I first started with Diane. I know that by using this b/p there is an increase in the chance of getting blood clots. So as a result I visit my dr every 3 months and she checks me out. So far the only side effects on this pill are a little weight gain and a big breakout. But thankfully, it seems like I lost the weight and the big breakout has become scars