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What Kind Of Acne Does Spiro Target?

24 July 2015 - 12:29 PM

So I recently moved and have an appointment with a new derm on August 4th.  Spiro may come up but not sure if it would be beneficial for my type of acne.  I breakout non stop and it's no better or worse before or after my cycle. Also, most of my pimples are papules and pustules and some closed comedones.  Most of them surround my mouth, chin area but I do get acne on my cheeks and forehead.  

Any idea if spiro could help my situation?

Is Acne Anyone Else's Dirty Little Secret?

23 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

I thought about the fact that I don't ever talk about my acne with anyone, not my friends, not my family, not my partners.  It's very obvious its there but i never mention it.  I don't even share that I am treating it.  I feel like it's my dirty little secret to hold on to and frankly its eating me alive.  Anyone else feel the same way?  If you are open about it, how has the reaction been from friends, familiy and significant others?  Does it make it any easier to deal with? 

Tell me your age, the type of acne you have, how long you've been dealing with it and then answer the question.

I'm 32, been dealing with this over 16 years, its worse now than ever and i am geting mostly putsules, some closed comodones and some cysts.

When Should I Give Up On A Retinoid?

20 April 2015 - 06:30 PM

I've been a member here since 2011 and since the beginning of my hellish journey, i have been on many combinations of oral and topical medications, the most useful being The Regimen.


I am currently on differin and aczone as well supplementing under the guidance of a qualified naturopath.  My question is this, i started my fourth month of my topical regimen and I am experiencing one of the worst breakouts to date on my face.  At what point do i say to heck with it and try another topical.  Some people say 6 months is worth the wait while others say if you're not clear by the 3rd month then move on. I have noticed improvement since starting but it is never consistent, hence, my current extended breakout fest.


Any advice/viewpoint/input would be appreciated.  

How Long To Give Holistic Treatment

08 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

At the end of this month will mark 3 months of consistent supplements provided by my naturopath.  These include:

Flax seed oil
Chromium synergy (for blood sugar- it works wonders for that purpose)
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Fem Bal (a supplement that helps maintain hormonal balance)

I am still getting acne on a consistent basis in spite of being on Aczone and differin in conjunction with the above regimen.

How much longer should I give it before I call it quits?  I know that supplements take much longer than medicine but I'm at my wits end!

Any advice would be appreciated.  I want to avoid using conventional pills for as long as I can (accutane put me in the hospital)

Has Anyone Ever Used These For Acne?

19 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

My new naturopath has me on the following regimen for my general health and acne. Anyone have any experience with them:


fem bal supplement

Borage Oil 600 - will be switching to flaxseed oil soon

Vitamin E

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Chromium Synergy