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rocklerm78

Member Since 01 Jul 2013
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In Topic: Dairy & Adult Acne After Accutane - No Dairy Diet The Solution?

03 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

Wow - your treatment history sounds almost exactly like mine.  I tried Accutane twice too, it worked one of those times.  How long did you cut out dairy before you saw results?  I've heard different times all over the map, from 4 days to 4 weeks or longer.

I really don't want to give up dairy/beef forever.  

 

Grass fed free range beed and hormone-free dairy might be options, too.

 

http://www.centerfor...-dairy-products

 

I rarely see goat milk anywhere, tho goat cheese I can do


In Topic: About To Start Accutane - Aged 32

10 March 2014 - 06:01 AM

Hello!

 

I can also relate.  I'm 35 and taking my second round of Accutane.  It worked really well the first time and my skin was clear for about 4 years.  Like Kim28, I'm also a hormonal acne person.  After I had my daughter (and really, when I stopped breastfeeding) my skin went nuts.  So, I decided to take Accutane again.  It is working nicely and my skin is almost cleared up.  I might suggest asking your doctor about Absorica.  I'm actually on that, which is apparently a newer form of Accutane.  It's just as effective but it's slightly gentler on your system, esp. your stomach.  The side effects can be annoying - I have some joint stiffness, dry skin and lips, and constant sinus issues - but I can deal with those if it clears up my skin!  You are not alone in this!  Don't be terrified - I've been nervous both times I have taken it, but it's not as bad during and it's all been worth it.  I stay out of the sun and avoid alcohol, but I still go the gym, etc.  It hasn't slowed me down much.  Plus, I believe recent studies have suggested depression is not as common with Accutane as once thought; I've never had any trouble with that while on it.  I think the course will go by quickly for you, you'll love the results, and then you can get on to better, more important things like having a precious little baby :) It's just a few months in the grand scheme of things, hang in there.  Good luck!!


In Topic: Accutane - Very Mild, But Persistent Acne

04 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

 

I'm glad you started this topic; there are probably far more people out there with this type of acne than you think!  Acne significantly impacts your life regardless the type. It’s perfectly okay to be honest with yourself and say “this really sucks and I have a right to complain!!”.  I've suffered with acne my entire adult life and I've tried every conceivable treatment - Accutane is the only thing that works.  My acne is pesky, persistent, scaring and takes up residence on my face, back and sometimes chest in mild to moderate flare ups.   I'm in the 4th month of my second round of Accutane (Absorica actually, a 'new' version that is milder on your system).  The side effects are minimal and less irritating than the first time. 

 

After my first course of Accutane, which lasted 7.5 long months, my skin was still breaking out a little bit as persistence would have it, but we stopped the course because it’d gone on long enough.  My skin cleared up fully within 2 months after the course ended, and was beautiful for nearly 4 years; my doc did say that only 10% of people have to take it twice, which is very encouraging for most people! (I had a baby, a hormonal nightmare, so I think that's why I'm stuck on round two).  Both times, it took my skin about 3-4 months after starting the medicine before the blackheads ceased and my breakouts were reduced to just a zit or two every now and again. There is hope and hang in there!  You will likely love the results. 

 

Thank you! I'm glad you're seeing results and have taken action! I have however noticed I'm still getting a few zits, but hoping they will leave as soon as possible as I can't really use my medicated gels/creams to get rid of them at the moment!

 

It's too bad you can't do anything topically on Accutane. It makes your skin sensitive to everything!

 


In Topic: Accutane - Very Mild, But Persistent Acne

03 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

I'm glad you started this topic; there are probably far more people out there with this type of acne than you think!  Acne significantly impacts your life regardless the type. It’s perfectly okay to be honest with yourself and say “this really sucks and I have a right to complain!!”.  I've suffered with acne my entire adult life and I've tried every conceivable treatment - Accutane is the only thing that works.  My acne is pesky, persistent, scaring and takes up residence on my face, back and sometimes chest in mild to moderate flare ups.   I'm in the 4th month of my second round of Accutane (Absorica actually, a 'new' version that is milder on your system).  The side effects are minimal and less irritating than the first time. 

 

After my first course of Accutane, which lasted 7.5 long months, my skin was still breaking out a little bit as persistence would have it, but we stopped the course because it’d gone on long enough.  My skin cleared up fully within 2 months after the course ended, and was beautiful for nearly 4 years; my doc did say that only 10% of people have to take it twice, which is very encouraging for most people! (I had a baby, a hormonal nightmare, so I think that's why I'm stuck on round two).  Both times, it took my skin about 3-4 months after starting the medicine before the blackheads ceased and my breakouts were reduced to just a zit or two every now and again. There is hope and hang in there!  You will likely love the results. 


In Topic: Spironolactone For Post Pregnancy Acne & Melasma

20 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

Sorry for the delayed response.. When i wasnt pregnant this is what i did. I cleaned up my diet. That was the most important thing I could have done. Next I followed with a strict regimen. Washing twice a day, icing, oxy wipes and treatment--- can be BP, glycolic/mandelic/salicylic acid serums or Retin-a! It depends on what my skin is like. I also like to switch it up. I moisturize in the day time only which may not be good for other peoples skin and I use sunscreen EVERYDAY! Facials are extremely important and Help tremendously when you see someone experienced. Now I haven't touched hydroquinone since 2010. I found a holy grail but you can inbox me if you want any info. Completely removes my melasma any time it creeps up. I use it 2-3 times a week usually. But I take a q tip and hardly touch the areas that may get affected just to let it get something on it. Melasma makes me anxious and depressed so I'll do anything it takes to keep it gone.

Thanks so much for all the advice :)  My skin is still clearing up slowly, but my cheeks just won't give.  Driving me bleeping nuts.  What salicylic acid serum do you use?  I use Differin Cream as my "retin-A", but it's pretty weak.  Retin A makes me peel pretty bad, but I hear it gives great results.  I do need to clean up my diet; I started exercising regularly again and that always help me out.