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Member Since 01 Dec 2009
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In Topic: "Recurring" acne on the same area all the time

04 March 2010 - 08:47 PM

it sounds like you have cystic acne.  they are really deep down and hurt if you touch them? do you wake up in the middle of the if you sleep on the side of your face that has a bad one?  the fact that they take so long to go away is a clue that its probably cystic too, especially if they don't ever seem to come to a 'head'.  Also, the cysts will come and go in the exact same spots. My doctor said something about the cells deep down get damaged and are susceptible to reinfection. After years and years and YEARS of battling adult acne, I asked my doctor about Spironolactone-- and voila! 6 weeks later I have clear skin.  Hope this helps

In Topic: 34 and still battling.

30 December 2009 - 02:27 PM

have you asked your Dr about spironolactone? it's normally a diuretic, but as a side-effect it helps women with hormonal acne.  I couldn't take birth control for my acne because I got migraines with aura from the hormones, but on Spiro i have had no side effects and I am 100% clear now after using it for 3 months.  Good Luck!

In Topic: Many diff products, Which Combonation is best?

28 December 2009 - 01:10 PM

Hi! I have had success with 40-55% glycolic peels. You can get a small bottle on the makeup artists choice website (aka MUAC) for about $20. Then I use Ambi- which has hydroquinone in it-- which inhibits melanin production and keeps the spots from turning red.  You can get ambi at the drugstore for about $6.  The only thing to keep in mind with the peels is that you cannot put the glycolic acid directly on wounds (scabs or current acne) or it will burn like crazy and the wounds will become even bigger scabs- like you stuck a lit cigarette to your face.  redface.gif I have pictures on page if you wanna see how my red marks have faded just in the last month. Good luck!

In Topic: Is 50 mg of spiro enough??

27 December 2009 - 12:13 PM

I have been taking 50mg a day for 3 months now.  For the first 4 weeks I thought it wasn't working and I needed to up my dose-  my Dr insisted I wait 4 more weeks before raising it.  She said it takes 6 weeks for new skin to really come up.  I'm so glad I listened to her (since I was secretly plotting to take double doses despite her wink.gif ) and about 2 weeks later I had clear skin and I NEVER had side effects and I would guess that's because the dosage was so low.  I have before/ after pics on my page if you wanna see my results. I hope it works for you like it did for me. Good luck!

oh and no initial breakout, just had to wait for the old acne to work its way out