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RenegadeLamp

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  1. I'd think that spiro + birth control would help the most the premenstrual acne. As soon as you get off the doxy you could get a prescription for birth control. Anyway, I'm still looking for that topical pdf file. From what I can remember from other studies, topical Vitamin B3 could help control the oil (associated with menstrual acne).
  2. How do you feel about topicals? Well...I've tried just BP and it works for me. I don't wear facial makeup either. Half of the month I almost don't get new pimples, but still have to deal with blemishes from old ones. It looks like I have mod. to mild acne in the midddle of my cycle. But whatever I do, right before those horrible days I get clogged pores and breakouts. UGH..... It's kind of difficult to combine anything with BP. However, I do have a pdf file (somewhere) on my computer
  3. Haha thanks yeah I'm trying to be happier nowadays Agreed with ihatemynose. While there can be some "freak" cases (one person in the entire family having persistent moderate or severe acne), that's rare, and that kind of acne is sometimes induced by prescriptions or steroids. Don't worry about it; you'll be fine. BTW, acne typically goes away for guys in their early 20s or before--again, nothing to fear.
  4. Yes you are right but it is ridiculous in the amount of technology and medical technology in this day and age that there is still no cure for acne. They have the right equipment and research, but they just can't develop a cure yet? They should really start to focus on this subject, instead of saying that it "will pass over time", in which many cases it won't. I'm sure it wouldn't even take too long, they supposedly know a lot about Acne Vulgaris but they still cannot find a cure. It sickens me.
  5. On that subject, I read in a study that ibuprofen (with antibiotic) was better. I read somewhere in Consumer Reports awhile ago that ibuprofen was the best in anti-inflammatory properties (I can't find a link, but I'm looking). But ibuprofen is a "shorter-lived" drug, so you may have to take more. Caffiene may have an additive anti-inflammatory effect to aleve or ibuprofen. I've head that Aleve works better. haha. I guess it just depends on the person. Argh. Nobody knows! Oh well. H
  6. There's very little evidence that evening primrose oil works. It's theorized that the gamma linoleic acid in EPO is anti-inflammatory and "hormone-balancing", but studies conflict on its usefulness. Most natural and herbal remedies for acne or "woman problems" don't have very much evidence behind them, (only theories) and it'll most likely be a hit-or-miss situation if you try them.
  7. On that subject, I read in a study that ibuprofen (with antibiotic) was better. I read somewhere in Consumer Reports awhile ago that ibuprofen was the best in anti-inflammatory properties (I can't find a link, but I'm looking). But ibuprofen is a "shorter-lived" drug, so you may have to take more. Caffiene may have an additive anti-inflammatory effect to aleve or ibuprofen. I've head that Aleve works better. haha. I guess it just depends on the person. Argh. Nobody knows! Oh well. H
  8. I wonder if there is a reason behind this certain location of pimples But gaaah, I don't mind them on my chin nearly as much as on my cheeks :[ Maybe the size of the sebaceous glands on one side are bigger and therefore more oil? Since the body isn't perfectly symmetrical, this might apply to acne. I haven't found any studies or publications explaining this, though. I have an 800-page dermatology book at home, so I'll look through it now.
  9. On that subject, I read in a study that ibuprofen (with antibiotic) was better. I read somewhere in Consumer Reports awhile ago that ibuprofen was the best in anti-inflammatory properties (I can't find a link, but I'm looking). But ibuprofen is a "shorter-lived" drug, so you may have to take more. Caffiene may have an additive anti-inflammatory effect to aleve or ibuprofen. I've head that Aleve works better. haha. I guess it just depends on the person. Argh. Nobody knows! Oh well.
  10. On that subject, I read in a study that ibuprofen (with antibiotic) was better. I read somewhere in Consumer Reports awhile ago that ibuprofen was the best in anti-inflammatory properties (I can't find a link, but I'm looking). But ibuprofen is a "shorter-lived" drug, so you may have to take more. Caffiene may have an additive anti-inflammatory effect to aleve or ibuprofen.
  11. Spironolactone and/or birth control would be best to reduce acne. However, since you're taking doxy, adding birth control won't be possible, as antibiotics can decrease birth control's effectiveness. Stick with what you have for now. Premenstrual acne can be very hard to treat, as hormones skyrocket, but prescriptions can effectively control the hormone levels.
  12. I think sometimes my body thinks I can never have too much of a good thing. Darn earwax.
  13. Genetics is definitely involved with acne, but to what extent and the specific gene (or genes) remains unknown. I, however, have a theory on what gene may be directly or indirectly causing oil. My ears produce a LOT of earwax. In fact, so much earwax that I had to go to the doctor a few times because I had impacted earwax, and it has caused tinnitus. I also have very oily skin. My dad, brother, and a lot of my relatives also produce earwax and have a lot of facial oils, despite having great diet
  14. I think you should go to a derm. It might be something other than BP, but I don't know because you haven't shown any pics yet.
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