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shadylee

Member Since 23 Mar 2011
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In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

Yesterday, 10:23 AM

Still clearrrrrrrrrrr!!!  Yahooooeyyy!!

 

Leelowe ty always for the kind words..

 

Kimber, I completely understand how you feel.  I didn't start to get cystic acne til my early 40s, and then it went completely haywire early this year.  It devastated me.  I stayed home basically the whole summer, I cancelled plans all the time.  I basically cried everyday.  Couple of years ago I tried Accutane, but unfortunately it wreaked havoc on my eyes, I quit after a month.  I was so disappointed, I really do feel Accutane is a miracle drug.  I finally went on spiro, my derm believes even if I finished my course of Accutane my acne probably would've come back since its hormonal, but who knows.  I don't love the idea of being on a drug that after I stop it the acne will come back, its pretty scary.  But right now I am happily taking it.  I'm 47 so maybe in a few years after menopause i'll be able to stop.  Im wishing you all the luck with Accutane, I'll definitely be looking for your progress!

 

fvckacne..my diet is average..i don't eat fantastic, but I don't eat like total crap either.  I do avoid dairy.  The only supplements I take are vit d3 and a prescription vitamin for acne called Nicazel. 

 

I have noticed last few days my breasts are definitely tender, hoping that will subside.  I just cant believe tomorrow will be 3 weeks since I got cortisone shots, and I cant believe I am acne free...feels absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!


In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

19 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

Well the thing by my nose ended up being just a small pimple..yayyy!  Tuesday morning woke up with a biggish spot on my chin and a lip zit.  I cannot tell you how much I hate lip zits.  I literally get them on the line of my lip.  They get red as hell and stay with me for a couple of weeks.  I don't like to get cortisone shots for those suckers bc I usually get atrophy in the lip line.

 

With that said, I thought for sure the chin one was going to turn cystic and that I wld have to deal with the lip one.  Wellll..they both came to a head and now they are small as can be.  I truly cant believe it.  98% of the time my lumps turn into cysts..I cannot tell you how happy I am.  I truly believe spiro is starting to work.  I would like to be not breaking out at all, but believe me, I will take this.  Small pimples I can deal with.  Its 2 1/2 weeks since my last cortisone shot, it feels so wonderful.

 

The coming days will be telling, my period comes next week.  Keeping my fingers crossed!  As of right now, I am LOVING spiro!!


In Topic: I Can't Believe I'm About To Do This...*pics Included*

17 November 2014 - 08:06 AM

Wow!!  What a huge improvement..Your skin looks fantastic!!


In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

17 November 2014 - 07:50 AM

10 weeks..

 

This weekend was pretty awesome..First time in sooo long I felt like the old me.  No breakouts for the week.  Yesterday afternoon felt lump on leftside of chin, near the lip.  Got a little bummed out but was able to pretty much ignore it.  This morning I woke up, its a regular pimple that came to a head, so happy about that.  I also woke up to a new lump on left cheek near nose.  I have no idea what its going to do, its too early, its still deciding lol.  I hate the wait so much to see if a lump is going to turn cystic or not, its such torture.

 

Overall I really cant complain, my skin is so much better than it was.  I'm hoping someday tho that I wont be breaking out at all.  I'm just tired of the anxiety it brings.  I get my period in 12 days, I usually start to break out really bad 9 days before.  I'm hoping it will be calmer this month, keeping my fingers crossed.  It felt so good last week not breaking out, not running to the derm for shots.

 

Next month I have to take blood test.  My derm wont give me refill without it.  So of course I'm obsessing about that.  So nervous something will come back bad.  I've been totally obsessing about my potassium intake.  I looked at my last 3 blood test results..I got one in July, August and September.  July my potassium was 4.3..August was 4.7..then September was 4.5...I wish it was a little lower...The good thing I suppose is the when I took the blood test in September I was on spiro for like 3 weeks and my potassium lowered a little bit.  I'm just so scared to death I wont get my refills.  I never realized how much potassium was in the foods I love..I basically love everything potassium!

 

I'm really happy with the way spiro is working, I am really starting to see difference in my skin, I hope as time goes on it keeps getting better.

 

Still no bad side effects..just a little longer periods and once in awhile I get a nauseous feeling, that's about it.


In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

13 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

9 weeks 3 days

 

Still clear, I can hardly believe it.  This is longest I've gone in months without something new popping up.  I have verrrry hard time believing it will last.  I'm not even "enjoying" my skin right now bc I feel like any second something is going to pop up.  It will probably take weeks and weeks of sustained clarity where I might be able to believe. 

 

I do have 2 underskin bumps on my chin which terrify me.  They aren't red or inflamed, but I feel them.  They are driving me crazy, I feel like they are going to turn cystic at any point, they are giving me such anxiety.  I think they are leftover remnants of old cysts but not completely sure.  That area was so bombarded I cant even remember or tell where cysts were. 

 

I am happy the way my skin is healing, a lot of red marks have faded.  My whole upper face is clear, no marks.  My chin has 4 marks, 2 are fading nicely, other 2 are darkish.  I will definitely have a scar on the left side of chin, I can see it, but its not horrible.  I also have had a pea sized red mark on my neck from a cyst I got 3 months ago, and jeez its hardly faded at all.  I forget about it bc its not on my face, but now that my face is clearing im back to obsessing about it.  I never had a red mark last this long without fading a little bit, its so annoying.  Next time I go to derm going to ask wth I can do about it.

 

Well I think spiro is finally kicking in, I am sooo grateful!