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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

26 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

It's been a while since I logged in and posted an update, but this might be a right time, since I'm changing my diet completely. My skin is quite good, no larger spots or anything, just very ocassional small pimples every now and then (still sticking to Yasmin+Spiro+Spearmint/peppermint tea). But a week ago I got some test resuls show high blood sugar, which is shocking, since I didnt even think I'm consuming too much sugar. Obviously, it's the insulin resistance, which often accompanies PCOS. So I've decided to completely cut out sugar, avoid high carb and high GI foods. It's been, rough 5 days without any sweets and breads/pastas and I'm craving those things like crazy. Hope it gets better once my body adjusts. Been drinking a lot of fresh straight from the garden spearmint tea with lemon, my skin is glooooowing! Recommended!!!

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

04 June 2014 - 10:09 AM

I feel utterly defeated. I saw a derm and was hopeful, I was even completely clear for an entire week...now however I have three big red spots, one on my left cheek, one my right and one on my chin. I feel miserable as I was so hopeful but even dianette and Duac can't stop the dreaded pmt breakout.
I know three spots don't sound much but it's just beating me down at the moment

Don't worry, three spots can be A LOT. Last time I had a serious breakout it was only two cysts only, but it left very deep scars that will need fillers.
Have you tried changing your bp? Diane, which is similar to Dianette, didn't clear me up at all. Yasmin + Spiro did amazing job. Maybe try changing, if you haven't tried this combo yet?  

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

20 April 2014 - 03:38 AM

Hey guys!
I'm rarely logging in here, but this time I just wanted to say that any side-effects I was initially having from Yasmin+Spiro have disappeared some time ago and I literally have no acne any more. Sometimes I instinctively take out my retinoid cream to do some spot treatment and after I rarely ever try where to apply it. There are no breakouts, not even small. 9 months on Yasmin and 6 on Spiro -  I'm 100 % clear.
My example is individual of course, and acne might come back after I stop taking these medications, but I can only share my positive experience so far and hope that maybe it will encourage someone with PCOS to look into birth control, as it's not such an evil.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

09 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

I survived a trip to a hair saloon today, lol. It's been a while. My scars looked quite bad of course, especially compared to a lovely skin of the young hair dresser, who looked flawless even in the harsh fluorescent lighting. But you know what... That's how my skin is, I can cry about it, I can linger on regret of not finding the solution for my acne earlier etc, that won't fill in the pits on my cheek. 

In Topic: This Website Sure Isn't What It Used To Be

03 April 2014 - 08:28 AM

I don't know what this site used to be, cause I joined last year, but after I was kinda "attacked" (don't know a milder word) after a stupid rant, which this site is filled with, I basically stopped posting or opening up in here.