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Graciemeow

Member Since 16 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2014 03:33 PM

#3426261 I Give Up

Posted by Graciemeow on 14 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

sometimes we reach a real real low point where we really don't want to go on. I tried to accept acne as a part of me for years at the age of 17-19 before enough was enough. I'm now 23 and still fight a battle but i won't give up! you shouldn't either! if you ever feel low it is good to come on this site and vent and people are who understand will be here for you :) I hope you feel better and find something that works, please don't give up! xxx




#3394458 Accutane Vs Bcp?

Posted by Graciemeow on 13 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

Doctors will keep telling you to take it because it will clear up your acne - but for a limited time. Doctors only see acne in very simplistic terms when in fact there are multiple causes of acne depending on the person.

I have hormonal acne and I have been on various birth control pills - none of which helped my acne at all. I have also been on accutane twice. Both times it cleared me up for around a year until my hormonal acne returned in full force (cystic acne along my jawline and lower cheeks). It is up to you what you decide - Accutane will work and does have the potential to have permanant effects however, no one I have spoken to who suffers with hormonal acne finds it cleared them up permanently. You have to decide on whether the side effects are worth taking the chance.

I am clearing myself up using herbal supplements that seem to be having great effects. I was diagnosed with PCOS and so take Vitex to regulate my periods and Saw Palmetto to lower the excess testosterone as well as evening primrose oil and zinc for overall skin health. I don't know whether this is an option you would consider? There are loads of natural supplements that are quite potent and effective and if you do the research you can find out things and tailor a plan to suit your specific needs.

 

I have a blog on my experience of my second course of accutane if you decide you want to go through with it and can answer any more questions you might have.




#3392506 Acne Holding Me Back In My Relationship...

Posted by Graciemeow on 04 November 2013 - 05:18 PM

If he likes you already then - go for it! and like you said if he is put off by it then he's shallow and not worth the time. I bet you are a beautiful person both inside and out and if he can't see that then he's not worth your time.

Don't even let acne hold you back, ever. In the past Ive had some pretty understanding boyfriends who I could share how I felt about my skin and they were supportive of it :) he might be the guy!




#3200082 Round 2... Fight!

Posted by Graciemeow on 02 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hayyy, im also on my second course of accutane, 40mg a day,  but only 7 days in. my situation is pretty much the same as yours, went on accutane at 19 from 30 mg to 60mg was maximum and then about a year and a half later my skin was back to square one. what does "non comedogenic and non acnegenic" mean? is that regarding the make up you use? I know its easy to get down about the fact that acne may come back again :( thats one of my biggest worries too. I think all you can do is take the right action (which you are doing by going back on a drug that works) and hope for the best. Im hoping to find some people through my blog that have found thier acne didnt really come back after a second course, but i guess that would mean they wouldn't use this site anymore :P second courses are supposed to have a much higher sucess rate :) xx