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Cillian Cillan

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About Cillian Cillan

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  1. I had a pretty lengthy conversation with my gynecologist about Yaz and she explained to me that the reason why all of this fervor has surrounded it lately is that the rate of blood clots in women who use it has increased from 1 in 1,000 to 2 in 1,000. It's the only birth control pill I've ever used that hasn't given me horrendous mood swings or weight gain, and I'm reasonably positive that my current case of acne was triggered by me going off it a few months ago. That being said, I didn't wan
  2. I've been using tretinoin (0.025%) and doxycycline for four months now in response to some moderate acne I started getting around my 24th birthday (earlier this year). Two months ago, I started taking a generic form of the birth control Yaz (Vestura) as well. I started to see a dramatic improvement about two weeks ago, but in the last few days, things have taken a sudden decided turn for the worse. I am seeing cysts of a size I haven't experienced since around when I started treatment, including
  3. Thanks for the comments, all. I'm surprised by how many people on this board are saying that dietary changes had the biggest impact on their skin clearing up - I've been on a low-fat, low-sugar, mostly vegetarian/vegan, fruit-and-vegetable-heavy diet for years and years now (and yes, I also drink tons of water each day) and I don't really know how much "better" I can do on that front. I get 1-2 hours of exercise each day and I ate pretty much identically to how I do now when I was clear. So, I g
  4. Hello all, Brief intro: I'm a 24-year-old female who's had acne since age 12/13; it majorly subsided during my early 20s but came back with a vengeance almost three months ago now. I've been on doxycycline and using 0.025% tretinoin cream for about 8 weeks at this point, and I was hoping to get some advice/feedback. I started my tretinoin use slowly, about three times a week initially until I built up to four/five times around week 4 and have now been using it every night for about two and
  5. Hi all, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I guess I'll try powering through it. I'm going back to the dermatologist in two weeks; I'll definitely talk to the doctor about either changing my antibiotic or maybe not taking it anymore, depending on his thoughts. I'll also give the Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Loose Powder a try. The one thing I am curious about is the dietary correlation here... since I was a teenager, every doctor I've ever seen has told me that diet does not sig
  6. Hello all, I've been stalking about the acne.org message boards for a while, but I finally decided I ought to post about myself and see if anyone here can give me some advice. As the title implies, I'm 24 and female. I struggled with acne for most of my teen years - it started around age 12 and didn't lessen up until after high school. I had breakouts during college, but nothing too serious, just a few pimples here and there. Things started to get a little more serious a few months before