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Spironolactone update

Hey everyone. I'm approximately 2 weeks into my Spiro regime(50 mg), so it's update time. I do "think' my skin is improving but I'm not sure if I can attribute that to Spiro as of now. I have just finished one month of the clear skin vitamin pack by Innate Skin, and I think that has been helping me more than anything else. I don't see a substantial difference, but there is improvement regardless. My skin is very up and down right now, which is disheartening. My skin will appear to be clearing up

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

07/17/16

 

Spironolactone!!

So, my endo. appt went really well! I explained my symptoms to my doctor and he said that he is almost certain that I have PCOS. He wants me to do some lab work to confirm that I don't have anything else going on, but he started me on 50 mg on Spiro that day. It's only been a few days, so I haven't noticed any change in my acne yet. I have been urinating a TON(Spiro is a diuretic), and my migraines have been much worse. I already drink plenty of water, but I guess I need to start drinking more b

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

07/02/16

 

Meh

So I'm dong OK I suppose. I fucking picked again. It's been harder to stop than I imagined it would be. I like to think I have good self- control. I became a vegetarian when I was 13, I pulled myself out of my alcoholism that I've had since I was 14, I overcame my OCD on my own when I was 10(officially diagnosed later on), but I can't stop picking. It's very frustrating. I'm starting to think my picking is actually a manifestation of my OCD, because it is quite obsessive and senseless in nature.

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/23/16

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06/27/16

 

Things are looking up

I had a TERRIBLE week, but finally my skin appears to be recovering. I have chronic depression, and last week was just terrible for me. I think I wrote in my last post that I had to cancel my therapist appointment because I was too anxious to be around people with my oozing scabs(that I created). Well, I thought I had learned my lesson from that, and I vowed that I would NEVER pick again, but that didn't last very long. I experienced a bad initial breakout from my daily Manuka Honey masks and ou

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/17/16

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07/10/16

 

I feel so low right now

I feel like complete shit right now, it's like I have reverted back to my 16 year old self. I finally mustered up the courage to put some makeup on and go to my therapist appointment, but I ended up cancelling anyway as I hid in the parking lot. It is super hot out today and I didn't even realize my makeup had melted off where I had concealed my scabs. I realized it when I got in the parking lot(was already 5 minutes late), and I desperately searched for some makeup in the car. The only thing I

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/09/16

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06/12/16

 

The damage

I need to stop picking, I just don't know how. I came this close to cancelling my therapist appointment today because I don't know how the hell to cover this up. My anxiety is through the roof today. But I think of all days, I need to go today more than ever. Im tired of letting the depression consume me. I'm going to try to face my fears one baby step at a time... 

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/09/16

 

I hate this...

Seriously, what is wrong with me? My skin JUST started clearing up, so what do I do? Decide to eat sugar. I know this makes me break out, but yet here I am again. Those "little pimples" I had are now nodules. But, that's not the main reason I'm upset. I'm disappointed in myself because I can't stop picking at my skin. I'm not a "normal" picker either, I take picking to a whole new level. I always try to pop my cysts and nodules even though I know nothing will come out and that I will end up doin

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/08/16

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06/12/16

 

Day 6

I'm feeling ok today. I woke up to 3 new(but small) pimples today. I'm assuming it's from the sugar I ate a few days ago. *Sigh* I also went out drinking last night(something I rarely do now), so that could be a cause too. I did a clay mask today, followed by a manuka honey mask so I'm hoping to see a reduction in blemishing tomorrow. Aside from the new breakouts, my skin appears to be a lot healthier. I drank a cup of matcha green tea this morning, and I plan on drinking another cup before bed.

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/08/16

 

Day 3

I'm feeling really good today. I've been doing a manuka face mask every day and it seems to be helping a lot. I woke up to less breakouts today and overall my skin is much calmer since I've cut out all my acne products. I did eat a candy bar today and yesterday because I'm pmsing pretty badly. I really hope that doesn't result in a bad breakout especially because my skin is just now starting to heal but I just couldn't resist lol. 

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/05/16

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06/08/16

 

Day 2

So far, so good. My face feels MUCH less irritated today. I still have about the same number of breakouts, but my skin appears to be calming down. I used my first clay mask today which seemed to be helpful. I could actually see the spots of oil that the mask pulled from my face, which was really cool. I know it's hard to tell from the picture, but my blemishes are more pink today. I've only had 2 new spots form since Tuesday so I am hopeful that I will continue to clear up. I'm very excited that

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/03/16

 

Note to self...

Do NOT take more than 50mg of zinc at a time. I thought I could take two pills with dinner; big mistake. I literally just had projectile vomiting because of this. I will NOT do that again, ever. It takes A LOT to make me throw up too. 

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/02/16

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06/06/16

 

Day 1

Today is day 1. I washed my face with the Ju Ju bar by drunk Elephant, toned with my toner by Jacq's organics, and Moisturized with Toogga's Desert Date oil. I also applied a honey mask for a few hours which seemed to soothe my skin. I purchased some Manuka honey today so that I can experience the full effects from honey. I bought it from Amazon so I will have to use my really raw honey until that comes in. I plan on applying aspirin with a touch of raw honey onto my active spots tonight. My fac

MonroeQT

MonroeQT

06/02/16

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