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Member Since 30 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 21 2014 07:27 AM

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In Topic: Pregnency And Acne

17 October 2014 - 10:29 AM

Yup, it's Category B topical and it's on all the safe lists. Congrats and glad pregnancy is helping your acne!

In Topic: Pregnency And Acne

16 October 2014 - 07:47 AM

Hey lady! I am 33 and 6 weeks pregnant also! (Well, I'll be 7 weeks tomorrow). So cool. With my daughter I broke out horribly but this pregnancy has been a lot better. I don't know why that is but I had cleared up a lot beforehand and I think that helped. I had some mild breakouts the other day but the erythromicin gel seemed to help. Have you had an ultrasound yet? My first one is tomorrow - I'm so nervous.




I have had acne since I was 15 and I used many things to get rid of it such as Accutane, A-Z antibiotics, topical creams and strict diets but it did not happen!  I am 6 weeks pregnant now (33 years old) and I feel that my Acne type has been changed or I can say that it has been improved. Does anyone have the same experience? 

In Topic: Help With 11 Year Old With Severe Acne

15 October 2014 - 07:25 AM

Ugh I am so sorry for you and your daughter. I can only imagine the stress of trying to take her pain away. As an acne sufferer and mother of a young daughter I totally feel for you. I do want to say that what Green Gables said is true - progestin only is the worst kind of b.c. for acne. Not only that, but you may want to research birth control pills and osteoporosis. Especially in low estrogen (hers is no estrogen) pills, when taken for long periods of time in young girls, it actually lowers bone density. Her age through the 20s is the critical time for bone building which requires estrogen. This happened to me - I was on a low estrogen pill for year. I had no idea it was the cause of my bad acne. Then several years ago I found out I have osteopenia.


I still wonder how she would do on spironolactone. Also, I do have a friend who had some medical issues that caused her acne and a chinese alternative doctor actually did clear up her acne - which I never would have believed before.

In Topic: How Can My Acne Be Hormonal When My Hormones Are Normal?

13 August 2014 - 07:30 AM

Ugh derms are the worst. That's awful how he treated you. What Tracy said is absolutely correct and you should find a doctor who will prescribe you Spiro ASAP.

In Topic: My Success With Spironolactone (With Pictures)

12 August 2014 - 09:13 AM

Congrats! So just curious you don't plan on having kids?