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Spiro - Clear But Still Oily

07 November 2013 - 11:51 AM

I have been on Spiro 100mg for 9.5 months. I also went on minocycline when I started to help with the IB. The mino helped a lot, and I did become pretty much completely clear after 4 or 5 months or so. However, I was still oily so assumed the Spiro wasn't working yet and continued with the mino. About 2 months ago I weaned off the mino and have been off it entirely for 3 or 4 weeks. I am still clear. But the thing is...I am still OILY. So I am worried that I am clear due to the after effects of the mino, and that I will break out again soon. Or is it possible that the Spiro is doing the work? Has anyone else cleared on Spiro but remained oily? I should add I haven't seen a reduction in sex drive or hair growth.

My Subcision

16 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Well after a year of waiting it is finally my turn to start a thread on subcision. My subcision was yesterday so I'll update periodically. I only had one rolling scar on the right side of my chin done which is my biggest problem. I explained to the doctor I believe it is largely from cortisone atrophy but he still felt subcision was appropriate. I didn't hear any of the snapping sounds which worries me a little. I was expecting much worse but today I only have a small bruise with the needle mark being the most noticeable thing. This could be because I only had one part of my face done or because I was so freaking nervous in there about making things worse that he went lightly. We'll see how the healing progressed though. I'm also scared to suction right now as it is quite swollen and sore to the touch. It kind of grosses me out to think about doing it and I also worry about forming visible lumps. Thoughts on this?

I'd like to thank everyone on this site and especially all those that have helped me with my sometimes persistent questioning on treatment:)

Great Resource

23 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Thought I'd share this journal on acne. I found it very informative and helpful in understanding the underlying science to our problems/treatments. It's got something for everyone:)



http://famona.sezamp...its therapy.pdf