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dunedain

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In Topic: How To Get Off Clindamycin And Tretinion

23 February 2015 - 11:59 PM

Why do you want to get off clindamycin and tretinoin? I understand not wanting to be on antibiotics long term, but are you having bad side effects with the creams too?

 

I would personally try to get off antibiotics first and keep the creams going, just in case you break out from going off the antibiotics, at least you have some topicals to help get you through it. In my opinion, it never seems safe to "wean" off an antibiotic as they are prescribed in that dose for a reason. I have read logs of people who took their pills every other day or something and slowly space it out like that, but I would be wary of the side effects. You can also try to supplement that with a very strict and healthy diet if that's not something you're currently doing.

 

Good luck :)


In Topic: Coming Off Birth Control After 9 Years=)

13 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

I hear that many women who come off birth control are clear for a few months but after about half a year that's when the bad breakouts really start?

Hopefully your diet will help manage that! I've never adjusted what I eat for my skin because food is one thing I love more than clear skin

This is what happened to me. My skin was ok for a few months after stopping the pill, but then it just exploded with acne and took a long time to calm down.

I've been scouring the net to look for ANYONE who had acne problems before hand, went on the pill to get clear, and then STAYED clear once they went off. I've read some logs about girls who "weaned" off birth control by cutting off bits of the pill over the course of several months but I'm not sure if that's safe or what it'll do to my period. 

 

Did you end up finding something that calmed your acne back down? :/


In Topic: Dianette Diary

08 February 2015 - 06:50 PM

Glad to hear that your skin is holding up well! Just wanted to add that Diane never got me 100% clear for more than maybe max 2 weeks? I always have at least 1 that's either healing or just starting to creep up. In the end I had to get a topical (Tactuo or Epiduo as its called in the states) to keep those pesky 1 or 2 pimples away. Not sure if you already use a night time topical but I would suggest you look into something like that. I tried waiting it out on Diane to see if it would get any better, but at the 1 year mark I sort of assumed Diane did all it could.

Ah okay, good to know! Thanks for that yeah thats exactly the same as me. Which i'm so so so thankful for don't get me wrong- but obviously nobody doesn't want completely clear skin haha! 

 

Did you just use it all over in the evenings? I've used Zineryt and have Duac currently, but usually just use it now on a spot when it comes up. 

 

Remember you saying on my other post about coming off Dianette you were interested in doing so too- so scary! 

 

Thanks so much for your help smile.png

I use it on my cheeks and chin as that's where I break out. It works at spot treatment too but Tactuo helps keeping anything from forming :) 

 

And yes I am hoping to come off Diane eventually...just not sure when :( Have you decided what you're going to do? Are you switching to Yasmin? 


In Topic: Dianette Diary

08 February 2015 - 01:41 PM

Glad to hear that your skin is holding up well! Just wanted to add that Diane never got me 100% clear for more than maybe max 2 weeks? I always have at least 1 that's either healing or just starting to creep up. In the end I had to get a topical (Tactuo or Epiduo as its called in the states) to keep those pesky 1 or 2 pimples away. Not sure if you already use a night time topical but I would suggest you look into something like that. I tried waiting it out on Diane to see if it would get any better, but at the 1 year mark I sort of assumed Diane did all it could.


In Topic: Just Started Yaz (Loryna) For Acne

02 February 2015 - 09:30 PM

Second month is too soon for any pill to work on your skin (unless you're one if the very lucky few). Most people that I've talked to take anywhere from 4-6 months to see improvements. Just hang in there :) I've heard good things about Yaz.