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After First Month Of Metformin

Have been on Metformin for one month now. I was prescribed it by my endocrinologist as I was diagnosed with P.C.O.S and my acne is hormonal and tends to flare before I get my period (only when it is late. regular periods see my skin improve massivley - therefore, if my periods can be regulated hopefully so can my skin). Metformin works by treating the insulin resistance in your body, which sends your hormones out of whack and causes raised androgens which in turn creates raised testosterone wh

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

10/13/13

 

Roaccutane/accutane - Pros And Cons

Hello! So I decided to do a useful post after moaning and sinking deeper into depression about my skin and I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks and seeing my endocrinologist etc.. For anyone currently on/considering/reconsidering roaccutane a.k.a accutane, here is a list of my pros and cons after two courses. PROS. 1) IT WORKS - for a time Yes roaccutane will clear you up, yes it does work in that respect, but at a price, and only for a limited amount of ti

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

10/07/13

 

When Do I Get A Break

I have been on Metformin for three weeks now and I just don't feel like it is helping at all. If anything I feel like it is making my skin worse - it feels oily and disgusting I have smaller spots all over my face where I don't usually get any and my acne is red flared faded and disgusting. I can't handle looking in a mirror. I don't recognise myself. I'm teary and depressed. I don't want to go out or see people. I keep trying to put things into perspective to make myself feel better but I can't

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

10/05/13

 

Metformin For Pcos

Really want some feedback for metformin. I have been on it about two weeks now not long at all but I dont know how I feel about it. also using Duac (benyzol peroxide) on my face once at night. I feel disgusting and I don't know how any one will ever be able to love me when I look like this

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

09/30/13

 

Metformin

I've been prescribed metformin 500mg a day for PCOS to regulate my periods and hopefully control my break outs but I don't know anyone that has been on it ? Any info? Does it work?Any tips? My two concerns are - I'm not on Birth control. I binge drink with my friends pretty much every weekend. Friday night/Saturday night I start with a few glasses of wnie then go onto vodka and lemonades with lime and shooters maybe 5/6. I know binge drinking is bad anyway but I'm young.

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

09/15/13

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09/25/13

 

Good Skin Bad Skin

When my skins good I'm euphoric. When my skins bad it's not even worth getting out of bed in the morning. I feel like accutane is this horrible drug that lulls you into a false sense of security until your skin comes back with a vengance I have just been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovaries) and therefore discovered that the two courses of roaccutane I have been on were, in effect, useless and pointless i really need help

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

04/07/13

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04/10/13

 

Feelings On Acne

Sometimes I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. After buying and trying all the over the counter creams, lotions and potions under the sun, to using topical and medicated creams to having every available anti-biotic, cutting out various food groups from my diet, self esteem plumetting to an all time low, two courses of gruelling courses of roaccutane (accutane), I feel my acne slowly returning. I am now at an endocrinologist but i feel as though i have lost all hope. I fe

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/08/13

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03/10/13

 

Endocrinologist

Okay so, following my blood tests and ultrasound, I don't have PCOS but, i do have more testosterone than I should in my body. So my GP has referred me to an endocrinologist, who I am going to see on tuesday morning. I'm really excited as I hope there is something I can do about this.

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

02/24/13

 

Scan And Blood Tests

So, since I already had bloods taken I'm having them repeated just because the doctor wants to make sure, which is happening next Wendesday, and then my Ultrasound scan is next Thursday. I will make a post with what happens. I will also post some pictures after this weekend of what my skin currently looks like.

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

01/18/13

 

Its Been A While

Hello! Its been a long long LONG while since i posted here. I began this blog as a follow along for my second course of accutane (or roaccutane for us brits). I wanted to also keep people that followed this blog updated and also because, just because I am cleared of acne (for the time being at least, one can never be too optimistic) I shouldn't abandon this blog! So anyway I had a very successful course of accutane and came off the drug at the begining of May 2012.I was acne free, very ver

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

01/13/13

 

Where Are Your Lymph Nodes...possible Side Effect Of Accutane?

ok ok soooo...since being in the sun the skin on my face is so so sore ;'( and like rough and flaky. also since saturday night my jaw got helllaa sore (the left side) and now there is a sore lump along it. this is so tender to touch. its like along the bone.. none of my teeth hurt at all and im not due dental work or anything so it can't be that. im just wondering if its a possible side effect of accutane?? but i dont even know where lymph nodes are.. ithought they were like underyour jaw on the

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

04/02/12

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04/16/12

 

People On Accutane Be Careffull In The Sunn.. I Learnt The Hard Wayy

okay sooooooooooo maybe this kinda only applies to people in the UK where sun and nice weather is rare ...we've had a rate nice week up in York which brought me to procrastinate and leave me assignments for a week in the sun with my friends... PUT SUN BLOCK ON. within about 10 mins my back was burnt to shit and then i put sun cream on but it didnt really help allthat much. my face got burnt pretty bad ...but not like normal sunburn.. it made me red across me nose and cheekbones but my whole skin

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

04/01/12

 

Day 91 - Success

not long to go now, only until the 17th April and then my 4 month course (or 16 weeks...whichever) is over )) !! i noticed that my side effects are actually subsiding. they weren't terrible at all really, there was a point a few weeks ago where my lips were painful and cracking but i kept up with the carmex and its got a little better. the ecezema on my upper arms has subsided, my hairs gotten alot thicker and less dry, my appetites a little better, my sight is improving. all is gravy ))))))

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/26/12

 

Day 86 ... Loss Of Appetite And Possibly Weight

okay for the past three days this has been pretty awful now...its only just dawned on me that its probably a side effect frmo the med. IM. NOT. HUNGRY. ever. and when i try to eat because i realise i havn't eaten in ages (i can go all day/over a day without eating and not realising it) i try to eat and i feel... sick and really overly full and lethargic like i can't keep anything down. in total since being on accutane i have lost around 7lb and that was a few weeks ago when i got weighed by the

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/21/12

 

Day 85 Pictures :)

okay so late but as promised some PICTURES as you can see my lips are now so sore...i've got carmex on but they're just dead bitty all the time and if i don't kee carmex on they crack and bleed yaaay. i don't have any foundation on .

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/20/12

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03/20/12

 

Really Weird Thing That I Think Is A Side Effect From Accutane

okay.............i've noticed something. and i want to know if anyone else has experienced this on accutane. my nose is really runny ALLL TTHEE TIMEE. its so annoying. it's never usually like this and at first i thought i just got a cold cos i started med in december and i did actually get a cold in jan....but by feb i was like wtf why am i still not over this. and now its like.......... definatly must be accutane. its worse in like warm places (so like work) and im constantly sniffing. anyone

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/14/12

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04/02/12

 

Day 74 - Success!

yayyy good news from my derm only 5 weeks left, i dont have to do any longer only the 4 month minimun cos my skin has responded so well. my lips are dry of doom and kinda painful but i keep pickingthem and making them bleed which obviously isn't helpful. i'll post pictures tomorrow. my blood tests have all come back fine except my liver enzymeis slightly raised...i have been abit naughty with alcohol so im going tobe really strict andnot even touch it now for the final5 weeks

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/09/12

 

Day 67 - Good News

okay soi i had my dermatology appointment today and she said......................... i only have to be on it a total of 16 weeks!!! which means 17th aprilis my finish day and that means i only have around 6/7 weeks left!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!!!!!! she is not upping my dose as she said if 40 mg works for me then theres no need to up my dose..which i thought was weird.. so i will ony do 4 months on 40mg. to be fair my skin was never /has never been atrocious just persistant but i guess once your clear

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

03/02/12

 

Day 63

not much more to report. i have a medical tomorrow because im doing camp america this summer and im worried the side effects from the med will affect it :/ ? i also have my consultation on the thursday FINALLLLLYY after 9 weeks!! so i'm hoping for some good news (good news as in blood tests are okay and my dosage can be upped and that i maybe dont have to be on this that much longer) i have picked a really good time to go on this medication being a third year, we are all under alot of stress and

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

02/26/12

 

Day 50 Something Still - Pictures

okay as promised here are some pictures where i have no make up on the right side of my face is still very stubborn and the thing on my cheek on the left side hasn't fully gone down yet which is frustrating. As you can see my lips are getting pretty sore now still got a long way to go i guess. i had to cut off a lot of my hair

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

02/19/12

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02/20/12

 

Day...ermm..50 Something? Major Results

OKAY GUYS! sorry i havn't been as dilligent in my blogging as i was at the begining, university is hectic T_T !! as far as my skin goes...all i can say is.. wow. even though this is my second course, so i've been on it before, i forgot how amazing this can make your skin. its soft, its clear, it looks healthy, here are just a few of the compliments i've recieved over the last week alone, "your looking well!" "oh god you look radient!" (followed by my hasty 'im not preggers dont worry lol! re

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

02/17/12

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02/25/12

 

Day 41 - Dry Dry Dryyyyyy

Okay so day 41 and my skins looking really good. Initial breakout over and done with, nothing more seems to be coming up any more, i'll post a pic tomorrow where im not wearing any make up . this is with minimal foundation even with foundation before hand you could see all the lumps and bumps under my skin in the sunlight. i'm really happy with the outcome so far side effects : dry lips (of course, not too bad still at the moment, its managable) dry hair, dry skin on face that feels tigh

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

02/05/12

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02/05/12

 

Day 34

okay so i finally managed to get my second months worth of med. my blood test results were fine, i went through a hell of alot of hassle to get the second months worth which im really pissed off about. I am paying to go private to get this med (becuase if i would of gone NHS i wouldnt of even had my first consultation yet, let alone had any accutane, plus i went NHS last time and he was shit and kept forgetting to give me blood tests and my colesterol was really high and he never told me until 2

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

01/29/12

 

Day 31

I caught a cold >.<!!! so im feeling really run down today (hence why my eyes are closed) I got some huge cyst thing on my cheek about a week ago >;( !! but thats been the worst so far i think and no more after that its too soon for miracles but im seeing effects side effects have calmed down (apart from the dryness obv) i havnt' had a day where i've felt bad in a while. anyway if i looked tired and stuffy its cuz i am!! damn january weather

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

01/26/12

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01/27/12

 

Day 30

Okay warning especially for girls DO NOT get waxed whislt on accutane!! and also do NOT use plasters, this seems stupid but i had my blood test yesterday and she put a plaster over the inside of my elbow and when i took it off today it ripped my skin off with it! not loads but i have a big red square mark >;( !! so my skin has thinned already after one month. pictures up tomorrow

Graciemeow

Graciemeow

01/25/12

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