leelowe1

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About leelowe1

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  • Birthday 07/22/1983

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  • Gender Female
  • Location New Jersey
  • Interests Reading, writing, trying new things, finding my inner strength through this struggle.

    Acne has broken me down but i am hopefully that one day things will get better.

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  1. Exercise and Acne

    After not working out for a few years due to acne, rosacea and occasional PD, I started walking in the park 2 weeks ago, 4-5 times a week, 3-4 miles each time. I feel good. My energy is up and I feel like I'm finally putting the right foot forward with my health. Within that time however, I notice that I am breaking out more and more with puss filled pimples. I've been on spiro going on two years and elidel cream for my eczema and it's been for the most part great. Any insight if my acne is a result of working out? I don't want to stop but I don't want my skin to go back to being horrendous. thoughts? i shower as soon as I get done.
  2. Annoyed. Despite being on spiro, it seems that stress still has a bigger influence. Dealing with 5 active pimples with whiteheads............
  3. Ringworm or pityriasis rosea?

    Please repost pics. I had pityriosis rosea last summer so I'm familiar with how it looks.
  4. Clusters around mouth!!!!!

    I get the same thing in addition to acne. It looks like one of two things. Rosacea or Perioral dermatitis. Definitely look both up and if it continues to spread, don't wait.....see a derm.
  5. I've been on spiro almost two years. It took well over a year for me to get some consistent clearing of my skin so keep going. Keep in my mind i still break out from time to time but it is nowhere near as bad as it was (currenly dealing with a breakout currently). I would give it 6 month to a year before deciding if its for you.
  6. Day (Who is still keep track)

    I haven't been on for a while as i've been emersing myself in school. I'm on my last 3 classes so i can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. Speaking of light.......me and my acne are in a good place. Spiro is working really well and i can say my skin is stable. I break out pretty normally like around my period but its minor and not as anxiety inducing as it once was. For my chin which is a mixture of rosacea and some PD, i am using soolantra which has been pretty amazing. I hardly break out there, even during my period. Next steps..... Starting in September, my derm will start weening me down on my dosage. This drug while being God sent has helped my weight to balloon (though my poor eating habits haven't helped). I also don't like being on any medication for such a long period of time. I shudder to think that skin will revert back to it's form but praying it won't. I'l keep everyone posted!