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  1. Hello Julie, I appreciate the advice! I am on doxycycline (100 mg 2 times a day) and have been for 3 months now. I couldn't imagine what my inflamed face would like like without it. I think you're right that my face had a reaction to something... It's just not clear what. I was using the normal Bare Mineral formula, so it could have been that, but after a couple weeks of not using the stuff, I saw no real improvement. We'll see.... Thanks for the encouragement
  2. Hello Jennifer, I'm so happy to hear that your skin has cleared up so wonderfully! That is awesome! As a teenager, I got terrible hormonal breakouts. I went on yaz and was basically acne free for 4 years. I am now on beyaz (same as yaz -- just Bayer being annoying) because my insurance stopped covering yaz. Anyways, my acne is pretty stable -- it doesn't get better/worse depending on the time of the month. I know that acne can be sneaky though. I'll talk to my obgyn about it when
  3. Hello everyone, So about a week ago I went to my psychiatrist for my monthly appointment. I asked him to write a letter to my dermatologist that it was okay for me to go on accutane. He wrote it, no problem, but he had some interesting advice to add: switch back to concerta (my original ADD medication that I took from 2003 to August of this year). For the past 3 months, I have been taking vyvanse in the am and adderall in the pm. According to my doctor, amphetamines (which is what vyvan
  4. Hello, So adderall can cause acne. I have been on concerta (a member of the ritalin family) sense 2004. This year, I switched to vyvance (a member of the adderall family) in the morning with an adderall booster in the afternoon. I have bad skin to start with, but for the past month things have been unusually terrible on my face, especially around my jaw line. I take a large dosage for my weight (75 of vyvanse in the am followed by 20 of adderall in the pm), so I think this could have inc
  5. Good luck and I hope it works!
  6. Skin Update: So I think my skin might be better, on average today. While I still have probably 25 cysts, no new ones popped up today. Not fabulous, but I'll take it. I think I have a few new whiteheads, but honestly it's hard to even be sure. Could it be that bare minerals was the culprit after all? Maybe. It could also be that I haven't been eating much due to anxiety. For some reason, not consuming enough calories has helped my skin clear up in the past. Or it could just be random. Som
  7. I break out like crazy on generic birth control. It is different from the brand birth control in that, although the dosages are the same on average, there is more variation in hormone dose between individual pills. This is because it is made cheaper with less quality control. Before I had acne (didn't get it until adulthood -- lovely right?), I started getting huge terrible cysts, and I couldn't figure it out. The only thing that had changed was my BC was now generic. Called my OBGYN and sh
  8. meowletsgoshop

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    Hey, I have sensitive skin, and Cetaphil's face wash has been good for me. I use Cerave cream, and it seems to work really well. It's not cheap, but it lasts for ever and really seems to work. At night, I use a mixture of emu, jojoba, and tea tree oil, mostly jojoba. It seems to calm things down and moisturize. I can't use BP or anything because it makes my usually non-oily face super oily. It's like my body tries to overcompensate for the dryness by pumping out oil and as a resul
  9. Hello, I'm currently sitting upstairs in my bedroom, pretending to be too busy/tired to join the party going on downstairs in my house (I'm in college). In reality, the thought of going down there and showing off my acne ridden, irritated/picked face makes me incredibly anxious, and so here I am. I have sever acne. The crazy thing is that I never used to. I turned 22 and my skin starting freaking out. It's been 8 months, and it only seems to get worse, no matter what I do! My skin's
  10. I feel your pain. I have what's going on on your cheeks on my forehead and on the sides of my face, I just keep hoping it will get better, because I'm told that it will. So hang in there, and I hope everything gets better!
  11. Yeah, I feel ya. I've skipped classes before because I just couldn't bare to go out in public; ran errands at off hours; waited until my housemates were asleep to go eat dinner; switched my workout routine to only running at night; minimized my interaction with others, etc. I feel certain that if something doesn't change soon I'll have no friends. At the least, katrina782, know that you're not alone in acting kind of crazy because of your acne.
  12. I took the GRE today, which went okay. I am hoping to get into one of the "better" schools, like Northwestern, Duke, Cornell, Stanford, or MIT (dare to dream) etc. for my program, and although I don't know how much my scores will help me, I know I won't be not considered based solely on them. I'm so glad this week is over; managing to get through exams, a presentation, and the GRE all with a face full of acne was not fun. I'm so exhausted that I fell down my stairs yesterday holding a full glas
  13. Hello, I have spent the past 4 hours staring at my face/picking/obsessing, and I am so sick of it. I am starting this log as mainly a way to deal with my acne. I am very sensitive about the way I look, and I always have been. I have struggled with anorexia and issues related to body dysmorphic disorder, which makes having sever acne particularly stressful and challenging. If you have any tips or advice, or just would like to offer some support/share experience dealing with acne, I w
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