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In Topic: Started Accutane On 15Th March '15, 19Yrs. Girl + Pictures Of Progress

15 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

Hi Kristi,

I've been following your log, and have been truly interested in your progress!!  I'm so happy you updated.  Your skin just gets better and better, It looks so good!!!  Your results are amazing!!

I'm so happy for you and I hope you keep updating!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

07 August 2015 - 02:09 AM

Yeesh your derm sounds like a jerk!  I swear it seems impossible to find a derm that truly cares, its so aggravating. 

It's so hard dealing with tinnitus at times.  Whenever I need some kind of medicine for something, I always have to research to see if it's ototoxic.  I also find it annoying when I ask the Dr. if the medicine is ototoxic they'll look at me like I have 3 heads.  The best is when they say "oh no, its not ototoxic" and I get home and research and it will be highly ototoxic..its like wth?  Then I have to call Drs office and get new medicine and they act like i'm crazy.  Its so annoying.

Perhaps try the epiduo and if it doesn't work, find a new derm!  Your derm isn't sounding too helpful.  Hope it works, Keep me posted!!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

06 August 2015 - 08:11 AM

Hi Leelowe!

I know its a hard decision to make.  I remember being so scared.  At first I was prescribed 50 mg a day.  I was so nervous I decided to just do 25 a day just to see if my body had bad reaction.  I think it was 2 weeks and I finally got brave enough to do 50, then I finally went to 100, I'm on 125mg now.

I think you should really just take the plunge.  If you're really nervous maybe start off at small dose like I did. 

Also, be patient!  It took me almost 8 months to see consistent results.  I still breakout every now and then but I haven't gotten one of my huge cysts in a very long time. 

Please let me know if you decide to take it, Good luck!!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

03 August 2015 - 05:58 AM

Hi JoJox,

I'm very happy to say that spiro hasn't effected my tinnitus.  I was so nervous in the beginning.  My tinnitus is moderate and at times I can get spikes which are brutal.  Thank god the spikes go back down and my tinnitus is "livable".  I have a tea kettle going off in my left ear 24/7.  The good news is spiro didn't make it worse, thank god. 

When I first started to take it of course  any tiny change in my tinnitus freaked me out.  Then I realized I was just being paranoid.  I am so careful with my ears now.  I also get very nervous if I need to take pain medication, or any medication actually.  I get so scared my tinnitus will get worse.  A few weeks ago I was prescribed antibiotics and had to switch the scrip 2 times bc when I reasearched the first 2 they had tinnitus as possible side effect.

Have you decided to try spiro?  It's a hard decision I know, living with tinnitus isn't fun.  Everyone told me give spiro a try and if it makes your tinnitus worse you can always stop.  What they don't understand though is sometimes if a med does make it worse, it can stay that way..I decided to take the plunge though, and I'm very happy it didn't change my tinnitus.  I'm very happy I decided to give it a try..

Please let me know what you decide to do!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

02 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

Hi ya TS.. Got a couple clogged pores near my laugh lines..This area has been my hot spot.  The good thing is they are already going away after 2 days.  Usually the suckers hang out for a long time. The first time I went to 125mg it messed w my period too..I only tried for abt a week and decided to go back down to 100 bc I hated spotting continually.  A month or so later when I was still breaking out I decided to give 125mg a shot again.  For some reason the 2nd time worked like a charm.  No spotting, no side effects. I know how frustrating it can be to still be breaking out after 4 months.  I remember in the beginning of taking spiro I cldnt wait til the 3 month mark.  Then when I got to the 3 month mark and was still breaking out, I was so upset.  Then came the 6 month mark, and I was still breaking out!  It took me almost  8 months to find consistent clear skin. I figured it wasn't really hurting me, and I was getting no side effects so why not keep trying.  I've read where it took a whole year to work for some women.  I'm so glad I stuck with it. As for my biopsy sites, they still totally suck.  I'm at my wit's end.  I might as well  have 2 gigantic cysts.  They look so awful.  One is healing into what looks like a big raised scar.  I made appointment with derm on Monday.  I'm praying he can do something.  I truly can't take this anymore. I hope you see clearance on your chin soon, and please keep me updated on your progress!