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1st Week.

Banglez

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Well I went to a dermatologist to get my acne checked out, this is the 2nd one ive been to. He asked about my period... and of course my period is really irregular so he examined my acne and said that I had hormonal acne. Same thing as the last dermatologist, except she gave me something different. He gave me Retin-A 0.0025% to put on at night and Diane 35 pill to take to regulate my hormones, I take that when I put on my Retin-A, and I use Clindamycin as a spot treatment in the morning, he also recommended I get Vitamin D 5000 IU Pills, he said it would help along with the retin-a with scars and said it would be good so I take that in the morning as well.

So far its been a week since Ive been going with the regimen. I had a BAD breakout, worst ever because I traveled alot and went somewhere REALLY hot and also my period was coming on so all of these things added to my breakout and although there should be an initial breakout, so far it cleared up lots of my bumps and i had like a patch of 5 big red blothces (bumps but no heads) on my right cheek and now its down to about 2 really tiny, smallllll red spots and my skin feels better and I notice some of my scars getting better as well as my shoulder acne getting better. Right now Idc If I get the breakout as long as it gets better (:

QUESTIONNN!!

So far so good.. I just wonder.. Since im using all the other things and the diane 35 is just to regulate my hormones so i know when my period is coming on, if I stop taking that later on will it affect my acne?



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I took Dianette (uk Version of Dianne 35) for 4 years, it was brilliant whilst i was on it. It took approx 2-3 months and my skin was awesome, by the next year my skin was totally clear and it pretty much stayed that way for a long time. Within the 3-4year its effects did start to lessen. I was then instructed by my doctor that I couldnt take it any longer due to its side effects if used long term. I have since suffered from severe cystic acne. MUCH worse than when I went on it. Its been 11 months and my skin is a lot better, i still break out quite frequently, but its a vast improvement. However, im left with some quite nasty scars on my cheeks, which im now having to treat and am praying are not permanent. Im not saying you shouldnt take it, however you should deffinately think about the way you intend to come off of it. And make sure you are prepared. My doctor prescribed antibiotics and they dont really work as they dont effect your hormones. For when you do decide to come off it, Id recommend progesterone cream as it helps regulate your other hormones, and Saw Palmetto supplements which are an anti-androgen. I also read on here somewhere that some girls would cut the pill in half for a month and then quarter it the next to let the body get used to a lower dose.Good luck! Hope your regimen works for you :clap:

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I took Dianette (uk Version of Dianne 35) for 4 years, it was brilliant whilst i was on it. It took approx 2-3 months and my skin was awesome, by the next year my skin was totally clear and it pretty much stayed that way for a long time. Within the 3-4year its effects did start to lessen. I was then instructed by my doctor that I couldnt take it any longer due to its side effects if used long term. I have since suffered from severe cystic acne. MUCH worse than when I went on it. Its been 11 months and my skin is a lot better, i still break out quite frequently, but its a vast improvement. However, im left with some quite nasty scars on my cheeks, which im now having to treat and am praying are not permanent. Im not saying you shouldnt take it, however you should deffinately think about the way you intend to come off of it. And make sure you are prepared. My doctor prescribed antibiotics and they dont really work as they dont effect your hormones. For when you do decide to come off it, Id recommend progesterone cream as it helps regulate your other hormones, and Saw Palmetto supplements which are an anti-androgen. I also read on here somewhere that some girls would cut the pill in half for a month and then quarter it the next to let the body get used to a lower dose.Good luck! Hope your regimen works for you :clap:
Thanks you, I really like hearing about what other people do and stuff. Yeah Im young so not going to get pregnant ANY time soon, I dont think about that stuff, but I just didnt want to be on it for to long or start to rely on it like some other people, but I talked to another woman who took along with other things (two topicals one morning one night like me) and she said it didnt really come back as powerful as others did and it actually was pretty clear, a few pimples here and there.. I think hopefully because im using other topical's that are the main thing being used to clear the acne, maybe it wont be as bad when i stop. I really hope though...

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