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Leanna123

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  1. adding oil to the skin will always clog pores. Please try to see a dermatologist.
  2. Leanna123

    Stress Is Comin'

    Mels!!! OMG I am so proud for happy for you that you are completing your major!! My school daze are long gone but I remember working and school-tough combo. I am glad you are getting into internships and clinic volunteering.!!
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    Week 7.5

    Hi, Try adding an antibiotic. That should smooth things out! Peace!
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    Week 16 On Tretinoin / Retin A

    Hey there, Adding an antibiotic may help
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    Pre- Challenge

    Hey, This is just advice from someone who has been through what you are going through now. I commend you on your challenge to stop picking at acne spots. If you have health insurance get on an antibiotic called amoxicillin or cephalexin. Or at least ask for those, and see what your dermatologist will give you. A birth control also greatly improves acne. Gets rid of almost all of it after a few weeks. Stopping picking is very hard to do so focus also greatly on stopping new pimples from forming. That's what I did. I no longer pick my zits because I no longer breakout. Focus on the cure always. PM me if you want to chat about it. Check out blogs if you want to know how my skin has changed through constant medical care. You can also see a psychiatrist about your dermatiliomania. I also have been severely depressed when ,y acne was super high. Now it's all gone.
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    Caveman Regimen- First Week

    CAVEMAN is the most ineffective routine. It is not medically supervised nor under the advise of any dermatologist. One, you need a sunscreen. Everyone does. You also need to clear out your pores like with tretinoin. You also need an antibiotic to prevent large cysts. If you are female, Birth control pills and spironolactone. Please don't know this. It will only ruin your face. Other have done it. It never works long term. You will have so much dirt and oil plugging your pores, you will be very ill with ski sick infectus. Please get professional help. I cleared my acne using multiple medications all prescribed by a dermatologist.
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    2 Months On The Regimen

    Try antibiotics like amoxicillin. Works really super well. For the acne around your period try birth control pills. They are often prescribed for acne. Avoid Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, they are less safe because they have a synthetic form of progesterone hormone called drisperinone. Drisperinone is not actually super safe but Sprintec, Tri-Sprintec, Ortho-Tri-Cyclen, Demulen and others. BP only works with smaller zits but for hormonal acne you really need to address that with hormonal treatments. Birth control pills even out your hormones. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/birth-control-for-acne-treatment all 1-800-230-PLAN for Planned Parenthood.
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    My Background Story. The Battle Continues.

    Only tip I would give you is ask for amoxicillin instead of minocycline. Minocycline is less effective (Way Less) and it has bizarre side effects like leaving blue bumps and discolorations on the face. Otherwise, your regimen sounds awesome and you will get clear. I guarantee it !!! See: http://antibiotics.emedtv.com/minocycline/minocycline-side-effects-p2.html "Darkening of skin, eye, or nail pigment (often a purple, blue, or gray, bruise-like appearance)"
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    Day 9

    Ditch "The Regimen" you need an FDA approved birth control pill that stops acne breakouts like Ortho-Tri-Cyclen or Sprintec-28. Avoid Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella due to risk of pulmonary embolism. Also, add Spironolactone, Amoxicillin , tretinoin and Acanya=Benzoyl peroxide 5% + Clindamycin Phospahte (topical antibiotic). Schedule with a Dermatologist right away. That is MY regimen and I rarely get a single zit. maybe five zits PER YEAR!!!! NO JOKES!!! I used to have continual and massive breakouts, and yeah I burst them at times, it was hell. Don't beat yourself up about it just focus on getting clear. A doctor can help you right away. PM me if you have any questions about my acne story. PEACE SISTA!
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    Day 1: The Revelation

    Ditch the Minocycline, use cephalexin or amoxicillin instead and ditch beyaz in favor of Sprintec-28 or Ortho-Tri-Cyclen because drisperinone in Yaz causes major blood clots like 300% more than normal BC pills. "Beyaz increases the risk of serious conditions including blood clots, stroke, and heart attack."http://beyaz.com/ See: http://www.ehealthme.com/compare_drug_interactions_side_effects/Yaz-3105353
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    18 Days On Isotrex And Minocin: Spoke Too Soon

    Have you thought of trying amoxicillin or cephalexin? Minocycline is awful. Does very little to clear acne. In fact I have the strange bluish spots on my face now. And my dermatologist asked me if I had taken minocycline recently. She told me that minocycline causes discolorations in the face that are permanent. OKOK, other exciting news, I use cephalexin, benzaclin, tretinoin, and spironolactone. I am also taking , newly, monophasic Yasmin continuous without period. Really clears acne. PEACE GIRL!!
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    Day 5 Accutane

    One of the things that may help keep your skin calm while you are on accutane and afterwards as well, is Tri-Sprintec birth control pill. I say this since your acne is hormonal. Good luck! I don't think that usig an oil free moisturizer will hurt. Peace to you!
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    It Has Been A While!

    I think getting back on Tri-Sprintec is brilliant. I take Tri-Sprintec, spironolactone, use tretinoin, benzaclin take cephalexin 500mg 3x a day. I have ONE zit every three months at the max. Swear to god.
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    Over A Week In...

    Hey, glad to hear you are a class model. Which birth control pill are you on. I take Tri-Sprintec and spironolactone. I have one pimple every 3-4 months. Also, Cephalexin or Amoxicillin have cleared me really nicely. Also popping pimples may reduce swelling but the pus inside the pimple contains bacteria that causes more acne in the surrounding tissue. Thing I use to keep smooth and clear: 1. Benzaclin 2. Tretinoin 3. Cephalexin Peace! Keep ya head up!
  15. Leanna123

    Why I Decided To Go On Accutane

    One thing that may help you stop picking is knowing that the "ooze" that comes out a full pimple contains bacteria that will infect the pores in that area. Also, since you know that your acne is hormonal: there are specific birth control pills that are FDA approved to clear acne: Ortho-Tri-Cyclen and Yaz (and their generic counterparts)> I also take a drug called spironolactone, (works well with birth control pills) and it inhibits the absorption of testosterone. Men use it when they have a sex change operation and are transitioning to female. It supresses all male hormones, known as androgens. Androgens stimulate oil production in the face, back and chest creating a feeding ground for "oil lovin'" bacteria.
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