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I'm At My Wit's End With Acne. Should I Try And Go On Accutane?

17 January 2015 - 12:37 PM

I have had acne for about 7 years now and nothing seems to work. I have tried topicals (Epiduo, Retin-A, Ziana, Benzaclin), antibiotics (Mino, Doxy), washes, and I am currently on Spiro which kept me clear but my acne seems to be coming back. Even though my acne is classified as mild-moderate, it is VERY distressing to me. My depression seems to be linked solely to acne/my skin. I'm so tired of feeling self conscious, feeling like I HAVE to put on makeup, and feeling this frustration when nothing seems to work. 


One of my good friends is on Accutane and seems to be clearing up nicely. However, I'm afraid to even ask for Accutane because it is a serious drug and my acne is not classified as severe. But it's so distressing to me and I feel like Accutane is the only thing that could permanently keep me clear. Should I try and go on it? I don't even know if a derm would prescribe it to me since they may not think my acne is 'that bad'. But really, in my eyes, it's bad and I just really don't want to think about it anymore. 

Is Spironolactone Dangerous?

11 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

I am taking 100 mg of Spiro now...recently I've begun cutting my pills in half so I take 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg in the afternoon because I was having abdominal pain. I also am having irregular periods...every 2 weeks. I've been taking Spiro for about 2 months now.


I guess I am feeling a bit weirded out by these side effects, because I am normally really tolerant of most medications. I never had any side effects with antibiotics like Mino or Doxy. I was tolerating the Spiro great at first, but recently it seems it's made my body go out of whack. Should I be worried at all? I went to the dr yesterday and she said my blood pressure was perfect. 

Ladies: What Do You Use To Remove Upper Lip Hair?

16 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

So I'm not an incredibly hairy person or anything, but for some reason, the hair on my upper lip grows back fast. I've tried threading and waxing in the past, but often times within a few days I have stubble growing back and it looks bad. So I decided to ditch waxing, and instead use cheaper methods at home. I used depilatory creams for quite some time, and have even tried shaving. I know that sounds weird, but when my hair grows back fast what's the purpose in going out and spending money on waxing? 


Problem is I break out in tiny whiteheads frequently, right around my upper lip...and I can't help but think it's connected to my razor. I don't know if I should just go back to depilatory creams, or maybe try something else? I'm tired of dealing with annoying upper lip hair and whiteheads.