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Off Spiro, Atralin

Hello everyone, Not going to lie. But it's not good to be back this time around. It's been a awhile since my last update. To tell you the truth, everything was going GREAT! I have been extremely happy with the spiro and the atralin gel. They have done their job, no complaints here. I also had no side effects....that I'm aware of.... Anyway the reason I'm back is that I became pregnant end of Feb or beginning of March. I missed my March period and started to feel pregnancy symptoms. I

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

04/29/13

 

Feb 9

Wow I can't belived a year has passed since I've been on this regimen. I can't say enough about the spiro and the atralin gel. They are both amazing!!!!!!! I'm so so so so happy with my complexion. I have minimum break outs right about a week before my period and they usally heal within 2 days. Just the other day I was washing my face in the shower and I was just so greatful to God that as I ran my hand accross my face all I felt was smoothness. Unlike a year ago, were the water itsel

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

02/09/12

 

Jan 11 2012

Well, I'm not pregnant. I got my period January 4th. I was so werid, all the symptoms I was having were just not normal. The oddest ones were the heartburn and nausea. I have also been breaking out all of a sudden, not drastically, but it's like one day I have 4 small pimples, and by the next day or so they are gone. Right now I have one on my chin. It's under the skin, little bumpy and tender to touch. Let's see what happens. I love that I have no wrinkles!!! I've been using atralin

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

01/11/12

 

Jan 3 2012

Happy New Year!!!! I'm still doing good. i did have a tiny set back, I developed 2 zits on either side of my neck. Not large, but noticiable. They have now faded away. It was suprising since I've hadn't had any on my neck in about a year. Anyways, I contribute that to the week off I had eating all sorts of unhealthy foods. I indulged on the things I avoid all year. (soda, chocolate, cake, candy, fried food. etc.) I said I wouldn't fee guitly, but my inner voice says I should have do

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

01/03/12

 

Nov 30

Okay so it's been almost 3 weeks since I last posted. I'm still doing good. I broke out a little on the left cheek, but it healed rapidly. I'm not so worried about breakout anymore as they are so minor. To be honest, I've be slacking a little with applying the atralin gel. I guess because I'm not worring so much I just get lazy and forget to apply it. i saw a recent pic and my face looks so smooth and young, I just can't believe it. I get a little depressed when I look in the mirror and

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

11/30/11

 

Nov. 14

Hello! Well I'm still doing great! But lately I haven't been drinking enough water. it's funny though, when I do drink water, I feel more thirsty!!! That's weired huh....im probably dehydrated. Anyways, I also had drying on the corners of my mouth which I think had to do with putting atralin to close to that area. I haven't had any spotting, but I suspect my period is coming soon since my breasts are a little sensative. I was intimate on Nov. 12. I also forgot to take spiro on Saturday a

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

11/14/11

 

Nov 2

I experienced spotting all last week. It stopped on Sunday!!! *spiro to blame* I've been under a lot of stress lately and feel so tired all the time. I developed a cold sore last week, now it's healed. I also got two pimples the day before and are now healing......yes!!!! They actually fade away how awsome is that!! My 1st year anniversary on spiro and atralin is just around the corner. Can beleive how long I endured this condition. Acne sucks! I've come to accpet what a

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

11/02/11

 

Sept 28

Okay so I got my period. Noticed on the 23rd. Started on the 24th. I still have it, but is tappering down. I actually didn't feel like writing today, but I needed to add that I'm breaking out since yesterday. I got two very tiny pimples, no big deal. But today, I have one slightly bigger one, under the skin. Not big, but I just haven't had one in qute a while and also another little whitehead pimple. I just home these go away. The only thing that I've done differently these past few day

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

09/28/11

 

Sept 20

Well, I still haven't gotten my period. I'm also still taking spiro 100mgs each day. I haven't been spotting either this past week. So I just hope this is a sign that my cycle becoming "normal". I looked at my calendar and I have reached the 8th month mark. Things are going extremely well!!! I don't get acne under my jawline anymore. I can just remember, it was terrible. Even washing my face was painful. Now I love running my hands over my baby smooth face.... I noticed I haven

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

09/20/11

 

Sept 14

I haven't posted since I've been doing real well. I haven't gotten my period yet, but I suspect it will be soon since I have two white heads currently. I'm so tempted to pop. I hate when I can actually feel the whitehead throbing/itchy. I also have sore breasts so that's another sign. This week I haven't had any spotting lately so that's good. I did notice some discharge, but I think it's because I'm probably ovulating (fertile).

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

09/14/11

 

Aug 29

Well, I had some on and off spotting from Aug 24th to Aug 29. It's really weird. Today I had no spotting. I did get one teeny tiny pimple on my chin...but nothing to worry about. Tomorrow I will be in a photo shoot of musicians. It's going to be awsome. I had to go buy something fancy to wear....all black "concert attire" of course. I also bought a necklace, braclet and earing set. Overall, I spent more than I should, but this is once in a life time occasion and I really want to l

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

08/30/11

 

Aug 24

I had some spotting yesterday. My is clear at the moment. I just wanna add that I'm so happy when I'm in the shower I can run my hand accross my face and not feel any bumps, it's completely smooth. I'm still working on my scars/texture......but man is this a slow process! I haven't gotten any comments about my skin. I guess people just don't notice me with or without acne....which is fine by me. I only need to be happy with who I am and how I look. I don't need to please anyone else

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

08/24/11

 

Aug 18

I was doing great except for yesterday. I had a juicy white head right on my chin. I was so tempted to pop it. I used cover up but it didn't do it's job. I need to buy a darker shade, but make up is so expensive!!!!! I think there are two possiblities for my zit. I ate a chicken sandwich with almonds in it and had choclate chex mix this week. I just threw the bag away. And I'm staying clear away from any sort of nut!!!!!, including my husband!! LOL!!!!..... Period: Got it: Aug.

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

08/18/11

 

Aug 8

I just got my period today. I'm keeping track so I know how the spiro will affect my cycle in the long run. The small break out I had last week is gone. Just have one little pimple I got this morning.

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

08/08/11

 

Aug 5

I refilled my prescription of spiro yesterday. I'm still at 100mgs. a day. I continue to have oily skin athough my acne breakouts our to a minimum. This week I broke out a da by my chin. I suspect it's either fromt he swedish meatballs I had earlier this week, which I just found out they contain sour cream/milk!!!!!!! Or I'm getting my period pretty soon. There is one other thing I did this week that might possible affected my skin. I went swimming twice this week. I would if the ch

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

08/05/11

 

Aug 2

I'm finishing up another bottle of spiro. My skin is doing really good. I can't believe how fast my pimples clear up and some never even come to head. I currently have three pimples which I suspect I'm getting my period pretty soon. My breasts have been sore since Sunday. Yesterd night they were more sensative, this morning the same too. One odd thing I did experience was that sunday night I developed a stomach ache, once I turned over on my tummy, it went away. Yesterday I experienced

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

08/03/11

 

July 26

I have avoided using sun block for fear of breaking out. Since I excercise in the morning outdoors during the summer, I started to use it because I know the atralin gel makes my face more sensative to the sun. Knowing that I would be taking a shower afterwards and the sunblock would wash off gave me a sense of relief. So basically i gradually added this to my regimen. Yesterday was the first time I used it all day....I'm so happy it didn't break me out at all!!!!!!! The only drawback

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

07/26/11

 

July 22

I wasn't able to add a picture to my blog. I have photo I took yesterday on the my topic section "What do you think of my face" in case you're interested in seeing my 6 month results on spiro and atralin gel.

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

07/22/11

 

July 21

I went to see the dermatologist yesterday. He was very pleased to see the results. I'm acne free at this time. He did say to continue using the Atralin gel, which will help with my scarring. I just have to be very patient. On a side note, I still have my period...still spotting. Always keeping track hopefully one day I'll have a somewhat normal cycle. I'm also continuing my no dairy or soda diet. Status: Acne Free

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

07/21/11

 

June 19

Well, I'm on my final day of my period. The spiro has affected my cycle most definately...for better or worse...I don't know what long term effects it will have but I'm happy right now to have a clear skin today. Like I said before I did have a small breakout due to my monthly friend. Tomorrow I have an appoitment with my dermatologist. I cant' beleive two months have passed. Hopefully, seeing that I've had positive results I won't need to see him as often. I'm learning to accpet my

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

07/19/11

 

July 15

The highlight of this week......getting kicked in the face!!!! I was at my excercise class and we were doing the wheel barrel, so as I was about to grab my partners legs, she decided to kick one up and hit me directly under the chin. It was painful!!! I was ticked off becasue it also scrapped my face. So now im dealing with this....just when my face was all clear....geez what luck huh!! It Well I got 2 pimples yesterday. I still got them...they seem to be clearing up fast. I also ha

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

07/15/11

 

July 11

I'm happy to say that I don't have any pimples. I'm acne-free at the moment. Last week I did have a small break out. But I healed rather quickly now. My skin texture, pigmentation, and scars aren't that great though, but I'm not complaining. I have high hopes that they will eventually improve with the atralin gel. I really can't say enought abut this gel! It has worked great so far! The combination of being dairy free, using spiro, and atralin have given me great results! And I'm still d

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

07/11/11

 

June 30

I defininatly got my period this week. I got it on Sunday night/ Monday morning. The flow is constant so it's not spotting. I'm not sure when my last period was, if forgot to write it down. I'm going to have to look back on this blog to see if I even wrote the date down. Anyways, yesterday I developed some pimples. I have 3 on my forhead...they seem to be under the skin. Not too big, which is a good thing. I do have another one coming out on the lift side of my lower lip. The one I'm do

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

06/30/11

 

Jun 27

I have not written in a while. Just making note that I got my period today. I'm spotting. Gotta wait and see if it's a "normal" period. My emotions yesterday were off the wall. I went from happy to totally angry witin 5 seconds. I hate myself after I "blow up"- and it's over the stupidest things. I guess i't partly because of my PMS. But still I should have no excuse. My acne is a lot better. I did break out a little these past 3 days, again because of my period. My face continues to

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

06/27/11

 

May 23

Had a great weekend!!!!! (I would like to write all about it, buty this is a journal just about my face) I had my appoitmente on May 19. Sometimes it's a waste of time and money for such a short visit. Anyways......the good thing is now my next appt. is withing 2 months. My skin is doing a lot better. I still get the occational zit. Right now I have no active pimples, just scarring and red marks...hopefully fading. I'm still using the atralin gel every night or day if I know I'm going

Espinilla12

Espinilla12

05/23/11

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