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tracy521

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In Topic: Just Need Answers!

07 October 2014 - 12:59 PM

You ever use aha? I would try that it will help keep your pores clear.


In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

03 October 2014 - 01:27 PM

you are so welcome! you are like the sweetest person!! 

ahh that is awesome you are going out tomorrow. i bet you two will have a blast!! my hubby and i are the same way always going somewhere and we love to travel as well. we just went to new orleans with a group of friends so you can guess how that went -ha! i am still recovering 5 days later - ha!

omg, aruba sounds so amazing! that is like super exciting! i bet once you get out in the sun that will help your skin as well. i find that when i used to tan and stuff my face was always so much clearer. i wonder if you can get some prednisone from your derm just in case you need it on your trip. i do  think once you get there though and you start to relax a bit that you wont be breaking out as much. i think stress can really just make it all like so much worse. yeah i agree i wouldnt want to go away with cysts either so hopefully by then your skin will be much calmer and stuff. 

that is great that your period is on time too. i think that helps as well and eventually you will find out that you wont breakout anymore before your period. i dont even know half the time when i am going to get mine which is like a godsend -ha! my only wish with spiro is that i took it like years ago.

anyway i hope you have a great weekend with your hubby and just get to enjoy yourself. you totally deserve it!!


In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

03 October 2014 - 07:43 AM

awe hang in there shadylee! i can relate so much to what you are going through and it really is the hardest thing ever. its an emotional roller coaster but i do believe spiro is going to work very well for you i just know it. is there any antibiotic you can take at all? i really believe that will help you so much if there is something that you can take. i am glad that you have been going to work this week. the more you get out the better you will feel and that will help your skin too. the constant stress of it i do believe makes things so much worse. lol if you like to drink i would hit a dark bar and get your drink on this weekend and just have fun. enjoy some of your favorite comfort food or whatever it is that helps to make you happy right now and know i am here for you. you can pm me if you want to talk more. sending prayers and hugs your way


In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

24 September 2014 - 07:54 AM

aw shadylee, i just want to give you a great big hug right now and tell you its all going to be ok. i know how awful you are feeling and its really just the worst feeling in the world but you will get through it. you are so much stronger than you think you are. my best advice is to not look at your face all day at work even though i know you want to just try at least for today to not look at it. also stop bringing your mirror with you because it just makes the anxiety so much worse. 

i know what you mean about the cysts because i would get one injected and then another one would pop up next to that one and then another one next to that. it just looks so odd when you have like 3 cysts right next to each other because it looks like one big one. when you get home tonight try to ice the cysts and take 2 aleve or ibuprofen that should help the swelling a bit. so is there any other antibiotic you can try at all that wont make your tinnitus worse? i believe that will really help the bad breakout you are getting now. i wonder if you can just take keflex for say 2 weeks or if it would make things worse? if not your derm can always put you on prednisone just for like 5-7 days to calm everything down. that stuff works very well but some derms are hesitant to go that route. 

anyway keep your chin up girl and just try to breathe and know that it will get better. i do believe spiro will work for you i do its just going to take time. 


In Topic: Spironolactone Journey

22 September 2014 - 12:30 PM

I totally get how you both feel I did the same thing almost 2 years ago when my skin was really bad. I just stopped exercising, talking to friends, going out etc. I cried every single day and prayed to god that the nightmare would end and that spiro would work for me. After I got clear I was so crazy happy until I noticed all the scarring which almost pushed me over the edge. It probably took me until a year later to get back to feeling a bit normal and seeing all my friends again and stuff. I still feel weird when I am outside around people but its slowly getting easier. It's so crazy though I remember thinking before all of that mess that my face wasn't that great because I had a few red marks and oh man I would kill to go back to that time and just enjoy life and smack myself for being so crazy about things. Anyway what I am trying to get at is that at some point you will both get clear and then you can slowly start picking up the pieces and enjoying life again.

The only advice I can give to you is to just force yourself to work anyway and try to go out and enjoy life as much as you can for now. Don't become a recluse because later on it just gets harder and harder to see people. I know that things are going to get better though and that one day this whole mess will be a distant memory. Hugs to you both!