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In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

Today, 04:10 PM

hey kirks..sorry to hear your skin is ugh :(...mine is so so.


4 months 19 days..


My skin was doing pretty good..just getting smaller pimples that wld go away in matter of days.  Got my period on Friday.  Was doing pretty good up until my period which was great bc that's usually a bad time for me.  Also right after my period is a bad time..and sure enough i'm not doing the greatest right now.  The cyst I've gotten shot 3 times I think is regrowing..its happening so slowly but I can feel it.  It cant be seen right now but each day it grows a tiny bit..its pure torture.  I also have a new small cyst that I thought was going to be a small pimple but grew over night.  They both aren't horrible right now, but I know in a couple of days they are going to be a problem for me.


I guess I shld be grateful that's the only cysts I have.  I think i'm just bummed bc I have been breaking out w small pimples...breaking out after almost 5 months of being on spiro is a little discouraging.  I'm way better than when I started, its just annoying that I have no consistency.  Now I tell myself 6 months will be the month...im really hoping it is!


Kirks,  Hoping 2015 gets better and better for us!

In Topic: Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

21 January 2015 - 07:09 PM

Hi Krissy,


Looks good!  I think one more shot will do the trick!  It looks smaller.  Accutane dryness stinks, but at least you know its kicking in! 


Just think in a few months you wont have to be dealing with this!

In Topic: Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

19 January 2015 - 03:35 PM

Hi ya Krissy,


Although the cysts are still there, it does look like you're having improvement.  The area around the cysts look like they've healed very nicely.  One of my first cysts years ago was quite the doozy.  It was on my cheek and I got a shot.  Back then I knew nothing about cortisone shots, I didn't know I could go back and get more shots if it didn't work.  The shot brought it down some, but I had a nice size lump for over 2 months.  I couldn't stand it.  It just sat there and did nothing.  One day it formed a head and It finally popped.  Omg I cant even tell you how happy I was...I couldn't believe the thing was finally gone, it was such a relief!  I couldn't stop looking in mirror and feeling the spot, I just couldn't believe it was gone.  I cant wait for you to have the same feeling!


Do you plan on going to derm again soon?  Or just wait it out?  How is Accutane going?  Hoping its going smoothly!

In Topic: Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

14 January 2015 - 08:44 PM

Hi Krissy,


If you're a freak about posting about your cysts..then i'm a total freak!!  I whine about them all the time, just ask Tracy! lol.  Tracy has helped me thru many of a bad time!  She is the best!!


It is so annoying that a lot of derms don't bring up hormones.  I'm 47 and have been dealing with acne for 30 years.  I could manage it well until I hit 42, that's when the cysts started.  Finally at 47 I was prescribed something for my hormones.  I sure hope it was worth the wait, it appears its finally maybe starting to kick in after 4 months, keeping my fingers crossed!


It is so great that you have understanding boss.  When I was working I had same thing.  It was so great to be able to run out and get shots, or leave work early.  Cheers to understanding bosses!!


From the picture it actually looks like its healing.  It doesn't look as red or as inflamed.  It kind of has that look that it might scab and heal. 


Keeping my fingers crossed that it starts to heal and this can be a distant memory!  Have to say again, besides the pesky stupid cyst, your skin looks really nice!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

14 January 2015 - 09:08 AM

4 months 6 days...


I'm actually doing pretty good, god I hope I don't jinx myself.  Everything is calming down except for that pesky spot near corner of my mouth.  I decided not to get it shot bc it isn't huge or that red.  If I had other stuff that looked bad I would go, but it seems crazy to go just for this one spot.  Its just annoying bc if it wasn't there i'd be really happy with my skin.


This is the best my skin has looked in a long time.  I'm actually liking the texture of it.  This is the best I felt in a long time.  Keeping my fingers crossed that spiro is finally kicking in.  Next week is when my skin usually goes haywire (week before my period) so we'll see what happens!