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Calling it quits.

It's become apparent to me at this point that the more I try to mess with my hormones, the worse I get. After getting SIX CYSTS on my chin/mouth area in 72 hours and a horrible forehead breakout from skipping my placebos [around days 29-33], I've called it quits. I'm not sure why birth control always seems to do this to me, but the derm I saw yesterday for the shots explained that for a handful of women, BC can only make things worse. [Lucky me.] I'm so sorry I ever tried to 'fix' my hormonal ac
 

Day 17

Feeling depressed and crappy today in general because I haven't slept enough all week - last night was really bad, 2 AM and restless. I also have to take an antibiotic for a UTI which worries me for SE's on my body and skin. Another 2 comedones became full fledged zits (a tiny one and unfortunately a larger and more noticeable one) and that nodule I mentioned is still not gone. UGH. I may just go for a cortisone shot if I can find someone who can take me right after xmas. It's so annoying. Eve
 

Day 15 [BP and PIH...ugh]

Hey again everyone. I'm almost at day 16 now and I thought I'd check in. I don't feel as down in the dumps about the initial breakout anymore, since a ton of it has calmed down and cleared [touch wood...it gives me hope]. I have really crappy PIH marks from the cheek breakout and two small nodules remaining [one near the left corner of my mouth from the hormones, a super tiny one on left cheek that was a comedone but got inflamed ... thanks Spiro!] but it is what it is. They won't scar, and they
 

Day 11

Hey again, everyone. The cheek purge from Spiro has continued to calm down a lot. It left some pesky PIH marks behind, but it's nothing that won't eventually heal within the next month. 2 cheek CC's from Spiro also came out on their own, which is good. My chin is the most problematic area right now [it always is anyway, but yeah]. I STILL have the cyst/nodule thing in the same spot that I always get it, but it's been hanging out a lot longer. I really wish I had my new insurance now because I'd
 

Day 9

The right cheek IB seems to be calming down. Same with the 2 small spots on my left cheek. It was always worse to begin with on the right side and I still feel down about it but at least it's healing and flattening out. I have to go out today after being a hermit for the last few days and I'm anxious (lol) but life must go on. I have a lot to do in preparation for my move. I only have to go to the bank and no one there cares what I look like anyway.  My forehead seems to be improving the faste
 

8th Day

CC's by the right corner of my mouth that haven't budged for months are starting to purge. Not violently, which is good. But they're definitely pushing their way out of my skin. 50% of them are gone. I still have a bad chin cyst and a tiny under the skin bump next to it but oh well, I always get that every month anyway and hopefully Sprintec will prevent it next month. This gives me hope that the pill is doing what it's supposed to and helping me, not making things worse. The stress of my financ
 

Day 6 [Depressed]

Today sucked for a lot of reasons. I've been having a ton of stress from moving soon and not sleeping well and I'm sure that did nothing to help my face. The Neutrogena cleanser is necessary to prevent worse acne, but I'm just so dry...and it's making me way more oily than I ever was, plus cold weather isn't helping. I haven't looked this bad in at least 2 months. I feel beyond down. I never had this awful cheek acne until I began Spiro and it still hasn't subsided. It's like almost all the cc

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12/11/16

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12/12/16

 

Day 4

I took my 4th pill today. The closed comedone rash I had on my inner right cheek from Spiro is now more prominent and pinkish...it's purging, I guess. Some were inflamed near my ear/outer cheek the other day and cleared, now it's slowly moving inward. Depressing, but there is nothing I can do. I'll pay close attention to how my skin progresses to make sure no actual brand new spots are forming from Sprintec. I'm going to use Bentonite clay and hopefully these inflamed cc's will be calmed down by
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