I had another personal regimen log (with OTC products), but I didn't know where to post this one because I would fall under birth control and antibiotics.
The last couple things I did were 1) Green Cream and Salicylic Acid - my acne is inflammatory so Green Cream was not the product for me and 2) The Regimen, I used it for 8 weeks...I really liked the moisturizer!
My hormones were tested, my thyroid was tested, I was tested for diabetes, I was tested for anemia. I have none of those things. I think my tiredness might be mental-health related and I still need to make the appointment. I think I need help with some depression, social anxiety, body dysmorphia issues. I even worry about what others think about me on acne.org which I think is stupid, but I have been waiting until I suck it up to see what replies (if any) I got on my last posts.
The root of my acne just might be my genetics. I still have food intolerances to rule-out, but the doctor seemed to think that was just "the big thing right now."
I get itchy inside my throat and inside my ear and I also itch at the back of my neck, but she said she saw flakiness, so I guess I'll just start using Head and Shoulders.
Since BP made an improvement, I asked for Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion, I read the reviews and I watch Cassandra Bankson do her makeup and she uses it. So I got that.
The doctor brought up Doxycycline and I said I was interested in that because I have been getting a lot of PIH and I am scared to use a retionoid because of inflammation, he gave me that.
Then, he said if I were to get pregnant that would affect my baby's teeth and asked I wanted a birth control, I told him I haven't been sexually active lately, but I said I would like Yaz since it has spironolactone.
So, he also gave me that.
But, I will not have insurance after I turn 21 (in November) and I recently left my job because I don't have support, all I had was negative comments, but I am going to try to be strong and not let my family members and landlord control my life. I am a single mother and I have a daughter to take care of, they need to understand that I don't want the government to take care of us. Back to jobsearching, for a job that doesn't interfere with my job-training I've been doing.
I'm confident these products will clear me up. but I know acne comes back full-force sometimes after stopping BC and antibiotics. One thing I don't want to do is go on Accutane. I also hate my PIH (you'll see from my picture I'll be posting soon that I have full-on red blotches with acne and indents) and wonder if I should work in glycolic acid peels or retinoid products? For my indented scars (some from picking and some I left alone, but they're there anyway...I didn't really think my acne was cystic because it's not painful...but big?) I want to do some collagen fillers, but it sucks that they're not permanent. Lasers in the future maybe.
That's all for now...I'll post a picture of my before look soon. It looks horrible...but then again, the camera always seems to look worse than the mirror.
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