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#3480201 Anyone Ever Been On Minocycline

Posted by Valerie44 on 07 May 2015 - 09:54 AM

Ive been taking Minocycline off and on for a year. At first I was getting headaches and feeling fatigued but that soon went away for me after a few weeks. Im now taking E.E.S since Minocycline stopped working and I'm having an IB from bumping my Spiro up to 100mg. Make sure you eat a meal with the Mino and drink lots of water!

#3471695 Acne Friendly Foundations?

Posted by Valerie44 on 15 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

I've been using Dermablend for years and its never caused me any break outs and I agree that the coverage is awesome!!!! I definitely love this foundation out of any others that I've tried and I've tried many :)

#3466232 Spironolactone Journey

Posted by Valerie44 on 01 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Omg Im also breaking out with cysts all over my jawline and around my mouth, I went to see my derm yesterday and he gave me cortisone shots, literally stuck me about 15 times, this is crazy! I was a bloody mess sad.png  Come on Spiro plz kick in soon I cant take much more of this!!

#3465822 Spironolactone Journey

Posted by Valerie44 on 29 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

Shadylee im going thru the same thing! Scheduled to get some shots on Wednesday! Wednesday cant get here fast enough sad.png I got bumped to 100mg so im wondering how long the break outs usually last? Does anyone know?

#3454501 Spiro...my Last Hope

Posted by Valerie44 on 04 October 2014 - 12:42 PM

it took me 6 whole months before I got clear on 50 mgs a day of Spiro....Hang in there!

#3441052 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 12 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

scco your skin is looking great!! Congrats on your process!!!

#3439356 #1 Foundations For Acne-Prone Skin

Posted by Valerie44 on 04 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

Ive been using Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation for the last 4 years and love it !  It has awesome coverage but you have to be careful when applying it or it will look heavy. This is by far the best foundation I have ever used.

#3438911 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 01 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

Feeling great about my acne since I haven't broken out in 3 months now! Spironolactone is my miracle pill, after years of suffering with acne off and on again I can finally say I'm clear!

#3435068 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 06 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

Feeling really good about my skin, as far as acne goes its finally all gone. I may get a very tiny bump every now and then but it goes away very fast and not noticeable at all smile.png So now I am starting to do my own microdermabrasions with a device I bought off Amazon and real dermabrasion crystals that the professionals use at the salons. I have done 2 so far and I have got to say its awesome !!!!!! My skin feels a lot more clean and smooth, over all complection is glowing, I hope over time they will fade out the acne scars I have too .

#3432731 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by Valerie44 on 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!!!  :)

#3432022 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by Valerie44 on 16 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

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

#3432019 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 16 May 2014 - 05:54 PM

I'm feeling great and I haven't been able to say that for a few years! This is first time that I did not get a break out after starting my menstrual cycle, thank you Spiro and Ortho Tri-Cyclen!

#3431307 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 12 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

This seems to be a dream that I can be this clear right before my menstrual cycle! I always get cysts at this time but I have none, not even a small pimple which is great but seems unreal, like I am going to wake up to see my old skin back. Spiro has been a life savior for me, I didn't think I could handle all the stress that came with the IB and all the ups n downs of being clear then not clear then being clear and not clear but here I am happy with the out come so far! Once I changed my birth control to Ortho Tri-Cyclen and combined that with the Spiro I have been doing alright.

#3430792 Bare Minerals New Liquid Foundation

Posted by Valerie44 on 08 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

Please let me know how you like the foundation, Ive been reading mixed reviews on it. From what I have read it says you have to use their Bareskin Perfecting Face Brush or the foundation will look streaky and that its super sheer so it doesn't do much to cover large pores or acne scars. Im really hoping to try it out myself and see :)

#3430046 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by Valerie44 on 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!!!