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Member Since 31 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 26 2013 11:20 PM

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In Topic: Treating Yourself On Anti-Acne Diet

26 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

Thanks. :)  I don't know that I'm necessarily sensitive to casein or anything, I basically gave up the whole standard american diet all at once a couple years ago.

In Topic: Popping It Or Not?

29 October 2012 - 09:24 PM

Did you? You could try. Just be gentle and if it doesn't work, leave it alone for a little while longer (which I know is sometimes hard to do).

In Topic: Aldactone Not Doing Anything?

03 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

Spiro is not the fastest working medication unfortunately. I got some literature on it from the derm that states it takes about 6 months. Quite a few women on here have had good results with it. Don't give up hope, you will find get this under control. Perhaps, talk to the derm and see if there is anything that can help in the interim, like maybe a short course of antibiotics while you are waiting for the spiro to take effect. Have you tried an anti-inflammatory diet? A low glycemic dairy free (anti-inflammatory) diet helps some people. Good luck, you will get through this, you are not alone in this acne struggle.

In Topic: Help. Damages Cause By Dexeryl / Cetaphil Creams

28 May 2012 - 05:24 PM

I think you will clear up soon and then this will be all behind you. I'm really tough on myself too, but, how are we supposed to know what works and doesn't work until we've tried it. Just go back to what was working and know that this flare up will very likely be over soon.

In Topic: An Awesome Idea

28 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

I did the water only regimen for months on everything BUT my chin and forehead. (I continued to use cleanser and BP on those acne prone areas). Keep in mind, my cheeks/nose never had any kind of regular acne topical on them, just a cleanser once a day. Honestly, I think I broke out slightly more on my not very acne prone areas from just using water, it wasn't bad though since it wasn't a very acne prone area to begin with. I wouldn't have had the courage to stop using leave-on-overnight acne topicals on my chin or forehead and try water only. I get very inflamed acne, sometimes cystic there, it wouldn't be worth it. For blackheads, you could try a BHA product, like Paula's Choice or Neutrogena salicyclic acid. It has to be the right PH to exfoliate and those two brands have the salicyclic acid at the right PH.