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#3428174 Posting Daily Retin-A Log

Posted by Valerie44 on Yesterday, 04:22 PM

At first I had tons of redness but no flakes....I started off using it every night but that was too much for my skin to handle so I went down to every other night for a few weeks then back to every night and that helped a lot!! Im using Neutrogenas Sensitive Skin Moisturizer and I exfoliate once a day  :)

#3427944 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 22 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

Just came from seeing my dermatologist and to my surprise he said my skin looked great so he's keeping me at 50 mg of Spiro for another 6 months then he will up it to 75mgs :) Today I feel as tho my skin is doing well so im happy :)

#3427431 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 20 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

Ok 6 months into Spiro and as of today my skin is clear :) I did get one cyst right under my lip that hurt like hell but its now gone and I don't have one single pimple! I asked my gyno to change my birth control to Ortho Tri-Cyclen and she did so I took my first pill today. I really hope the new birth control and the continued Spiro will keep me clear from here on out. I have a dermatologist appointment on Tuesday and I think he's going to up my Spiro, if he does I will ask for 75 mg and wait on going up to 100 mg. I'm really happy with my progress.

#3418516 Have You Ever Bullied Someone With Acne After You Got Clear?

Posted by Valerie44 on 05 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

There's never a reason to justify being rude and hurtful towards another human being EVER! It doesn't matter if you have acne or are a top model with porcelain skin, in my eyes that makes you ugly. If you cant have compassion for others then you better hope and pray you never have acne again because karma has a good way of turning its self back around !

#3418464 Have You Ever Bullied Someone With Acne After You Got Clear?

Posted by Valerie44 on 05 March 2014 - 07:30 AM

All I have to say to the poster is SHAME ON YOU!!! Just remember that you have finally been blessed with clear skin and at ANY given moment your so called clear skin can be easily taken away! You need to seriously take a good look deep inside yourself and figure out whats really going on because bullying is NOT THE ANSWER!!!! If I was that girl you said that horrible thing to I would of hauled off and kicked your ass right there in that store!!!  Seek help and stop putting all your issues on others!!!!

#3417124 Why Me? Why Us?

Posted by Valerie44 on 27 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

Sorry to hear that CarpeMomentum! I know what you mean, when you think your all in the clear WHAM another cyst appears, sometimes I just want to slap my own face off LOL I know that's harsh to say but seriously I get so mad and so discouraged!!! We all have to hang in there and think positive thoughts even thou I know that's very hard. Im here for you girl :) 

#3417002 Why Me? Why Us?

Posted by Valerie44 on 27 February 2014 - 07:23 AM

I can relate so much Prescriptionqueen! I'm 43 and also been dealing with acne since the age of 14, I am so tired of dealing with cystic acne or any kind of can for that matter! I was put on 50mg of Spiro and going into month 5, I am now finally seeing some clearing of my skin. I did have a cyst pop up last week but that was only because it was that time of month. I feel for what all acne suffers go through. I'm glad your doing better and hope to hear more of your progress :)

#3416621 Spiro User, Need Encouragement!

Posted by Valerie44 on 25 February 2014 - 05:15 PM

Your skin is looking great!!! I see your taking 100mg of Spiro, I'm thinking of asking my derm to up mine to 75mg. My skin is doing better as far as the break outs I'm getting but I still get pimples around that time of month so I think maybe 75 might clear me even more well that's what Im hoping for ....Congrats on your beautiful skin :)

#3416553 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 25 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

My face is clear again after that small break out, it only lasted about 2 days which is good. I believe the Spiro is kicking in and causing my break outs to be less and less and no where near severe as they used to be. I see my dermatologist in 2 months I might ask him to bump it up from 50 mg to 75 mg but im afraid of another purge! Over all Im happy right now with the progress :)

#3414710 Spiro For 2Nd Time

Posted by Valerie44 on 17 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

Skin is looking good Maria! I definitely see a difference :)

#3414687 $5 Cystic Acne Treatment! And Oil Reducer!

Posted by Valerie44 on 17 February 2014 - 07:31 AM

I applied a thick layer of the black salve to my cyst then put a band aid over it, took it off this morning and checked the out come of the cyst...ITS GONE! What I usually would of done would be to go to my dermatologist to get a cortisone shot but the cyst is gone after just one use of this stuff, I'm so surprised and so pleased!!!! And not only is it gone but its flat as if I never even had a cyst to begin with!

#3413559 Girls You Have To Try It - Spironolactone (With Pics)

Posted by Valerie44 on 11 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

Wow!!! That's a big difference! Your skin looks great! I'm going into month 5 on Spiro of 50 mgs and my skin is finally starting to get better and better :) Congrats on your amazing results! I hope to get the same soon!

#3413525 Spiro User, Need Encouragement!

Posted by Valerie44 on 11 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

Let a 43 year old woman whose been suffering with acne since the age 14 that has tried EVERYTHING that Spironolactone is working, its super slow but its working! Ive had no side effects from Spiro except some hair shedding but that has passed. I had my worst break out around my 2nd month of taking it and now going into month 5 I haven't had any break outs so plz just stick with it. Im a very impatient person and im glad im hanging in there because im finally seeing the benefits from it. Its a tough road but if you can hold on you will be happy you did :) Good luck to everyone on their Spiro journey!!!

#3412951 Hormonal Acne- Spironolactone And Blue/red Light Therapy (Please Share Your E...

Posted by Valerie44 on 08 February 2014 - 09:32 AM

Im sorry your having a rough time CarpeMomentum, I wish I could help you in some way but I'm here for you if you ever want to talk or rant I'm all ears :) It was pretty rough for me the first 3 months, I was mad, frustrated, moody, crying at what I saw in the mirror, in two words IT SUX!  But we are strong and we are beautiful with or without acne!

#3412858 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Valerie44 on 07 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

Thanks Maria! Hope that papule goes away for you soon too!! Yes VERY frustrating, Im mad at myself at the moment lol, oh well you live and learn!