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leelowe1

Member Since 18 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Should I Go On Accutane? Pics Included!

21 March 2015 - 07:09 AM

Accurate is an option if you've tried everything else.  Have you looked into diet changes?  Juicing?  Lifestyle changes?

I agree with the poster that excessively red and irritated skin could be a mild allergic reaction.  
Accurate is not the holy grail as many make it seem so it's worth trying some of the changes I mentioned before jumping on the bandwagon.  

In Topic: Cystic Acne Back 3 Weeks After Accutane Course Ended

21 March 2015 - 07:02 AM

As a four time user of accurate, I would tell you not to waste your time or the health of your body for a second round.  With truly hormonal acne, a cutaneous only a bandaid.  You could try spirt but as you said, having children is your next step so.......  What about diet changes?  It's not what people want to hear but if nothing has helped, it's at least worth a shot.  You could also try seeing a naturopath who can help guide you on the right path.

It's a frustrating process but never give up.  Any man who is worth it will love you no matter what.  Talk to him about how you're feeling.

Good Luck

In Topic: Losing Hope. Nothing Ever Seems To Work.

21 March 2015 - 06:57 AM

I am sorry that you're going through this.  I've been struggling with this since age 15 and I am now 31 - it sucks. Giving up antibiotics was a smart choice as in the long run it can be devastating on your general health.  I would recommend if you haven't already, to see a dermatologist .  Find one that you're comfortable with and who is willing to work with you long term.  Have them systematically start you on the basic topicals and work your way up.  Also, make diet changes for a long period of time.  A naturopath can assist you in regards to supplements.  Not saying that this will fix your acne but it helps to eliminate things.

Good luck

In Topic: How Long To Give Holistic Treatment

20 March 2015 - 05:35 AM

I have not.  I'm seeing a naturopath because I was tired of trying to find solutions on my own.  She has helped to get me into normal blood sugar ranges but so far it has had zero effect on my skin on a consistent basis.  I will mention vitamin a to her because clearly I need more support.

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

18 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

Feeling like I need to transfer my focus to accepting my acne than trying to fight it.  I am three months into a topical and holistic regimen and I'm broken out right now- it's been worse but it's still pretty bad.  It sucks to be that woman with acne but maybe by allowing myself to acknowledge what is, I can finally rid myself of the ridiculous hold acne has on me.