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the uphill battle

Member Since 23 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2014 03:29 PM

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In Topic: Ted Talk: How Acne Made Me A Comedian

10 December 2014 - 03:02 AM

LOVED this Ted talk! Thank you so much, Jake for being vulnerable enough to share your story as well as another path acne sufferers can choose to take.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

09 December 2014 - 02:38 PM

Feel awful. I stopped taking birth control and spiro because my husband and I were going to try to conceive and my face has exploded with acne! Silly me to think that maybe acne was behind me :(

In Topic: ACNE after BCP? i weaned off bcp!

06 December 2014 - 12:28 AM

I really wish I had read your post before going off Desogen cold turkey! I'm 29 and was on it for 10 years. I thought I had lucked out by not getting the dreaded breakouts after quitting that I have heard so much about, but by month 2 my chin exploded with acne. You were smart to wean yourself off, wish I had thought of that :) I might looks into vitex since it seems you're getting positive results.

In Topic: Acne/rash Overnight. Yasmin Or Don Quai To Blame? Can This Happen?!

05 December 2014 - 11:57 PM

I had a similar experience when I stopped taking Desogen birth control. I could not figure out what the rash was. It definitely didn't look like acne. I googled tons of possibilities, but nothing looked quite the same. I even treated it as if it was ring worm. In the end it eventually went away. I put a
sulfur product on it nightly, but I don't know for sure that it was that product that made it disappear. I had it on my cheek and was super self-conscious about it! I hope yours clears up soon. I have really hated the consequences of going off BC...

In Topic: My Face Is Breaking Out Like Crazy Because Of The Pill

05 December 2014 - 11:38 PM

What pill are you on? I have tried many for various reasons and some have broken me out. Alesse and seasonique were by far the worst for my skin. Desogen for whatever reason turned out to be the best. If your acne is hormonal you could also try Spironolactone. I paired it with Desogen and was completely clear for years. Unfortunately I just got off the pill because were trying to conceive and my chin has exploded with acne. So depressing. Anyways, give those two a shot if you can. Good luck!