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In Topic: Happy Birthday To Meee! Time For Accutaneee!

25 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hey Gina! I know you are now enjoying life acne free and don't come here often. I don't know if you remember me but I decided to take the plunge and I am now on my second month of accutane, I haven't noticed an improvement yet, but the side effects have been quite mild for me.


 Are you still acne free? Have you continued to take any supplements? I hope you can give us an update;-)

In Topic: Went On A Vegan, Gluten Free Diet And I'm Still Breaking Out? What The He...

24 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

Yes, definitely check your hormone levels, I am on a vegan diet too since last summer, I went gluten free for a month (soooo hard!) but it made no difference.


I tried everything, I even went to see a naturopath and spent a bunch of money and I still have acne. I am currently on 40 mg of accutane. This is my last resort, my acne is mild-moderate, I get huge cysts every week or every 2 weeks sometimes, I also have tons of blackheads.


i know it works for a lot of people, too bad it didnt work for you. The pill might be a good option for you if it is hormonal.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

27 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

I'm curios , how many Mgs were you on and for how long?

I just started , I'm on day 7 and I have stomach cramps.

I really hope you feel better, keep us posted!

In Topic: Ladies Taking Zinc?

26 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

lucky, I took it for almost 3 months and it had no effect on me whatsoever.


What kind of zinc do you take? what brand? I took 50 mg everyday of Zinc gluconate

In Topic: Happy Birthday To Meee! Time For Accutaneee!

04 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hi Gina!

We haven't forgotten about you! at least I haven't.  I am sooooo happy that you are doing great with the Accutane. I hope those cold sores will go away soon. But hey, cold sores here and there is better than getting bald right??? which is what I read it's happened to some people!!!

How do you manage to stay dairy free, gluten free and soy free???? are you also egg-free?

about 2 months ago I eliminated all dairy and eggs, but now my naturopathic doctor told me to go gluten free. But it's so hard!!!!

I bought this loaf of bread that was labed: dairy free and soy free,...idiot me I didn't read the ingredients, it has egg whites in it, Im gonna eat it anyways, it was so expensive.

Long story short, I have eliminated these foods to improve my acne,....Yes, it's improved a little, but it's not where I want it to be: Zero acne.
I'm too old to be dealing with this shit!

I couldn't resist the temptation and ate pizza the other day, 3 days later I woke up with this cyst on my cheek, .....good news is that it's not painful or red, I just feel the bump under my skin.

Gina, I am with you when you say that people think "we should blame acne on ourselves"  that it's because we have negative emotions. that makes me angry!!!! even my mom tells that there is something wrong with me and that maybe I should accept myself just like I am, with acne that is.

I consider myself to be quite spiritual, do meditation and yoga, drink 3 litres of water a day, and I am on a vegan diet. I am not perfect, I get angry  or stressed like anyone else. I have even considered doing to the himalayas to see if maybe I can improve my karma and improve my health.

The hardest thing for me is that I love going for dinner to restaurants, now I can't go to so many places I used to go. Sometimes there is nothing in the menu I can eat , just french fries, but I've never been too fond of them.

Gina did you parents have acne too? My father had acne his whole life, his face was scared pretty bad. Unfortunately I inherited the oily skin. I have really really oily skin.

My naturopath says my estrogen is high, so she put me on vitex to regulate hormones. If I don't see improvement by the end of this year, my new year resolution in 2013 will be becoming acne free with accutane.

Only a few more days girl, stay strong!