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flowerchild94

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  1. Thanks for the reply! I noticed your signature says that you've had success with Spironolactone and that you had no need for a special diet while on it. Does this mean you were able to eat cheese without breaking out? I'm on 25 mg once a day right now, and I've been on it for a few weeks...I was hoping that maybe once my hormones balance out dairy wouldn't affect me anymore. I understand it will take a while to see consistent results with this medication however... Yes, i could eat anything and
  2. Thank you! I found your post very helpful. I have been taking the Spiro at night, which makes a huge difference in the side effects :)
  3. Thanks for the reply! I noticed your signature says that you've had success with Spironolactone and that you had no need for a special diet while on it. Does this mean you were able to eat cheese without breaking out? I'm on 25 mg once a day right now, and I've been on it for a few weeks...I was hoping that maybe once my hormones balance out dairy wouldn't affect me anymore. I understand it will take a while to see consistent results with this medication however... Thanks! I'll look into tha
  4. Hi! I was wondering if anyone else noticed a link between their breakouts and consumption of dairy products. It seems that whenever I eat butter, cheese, or anything with milk ingredients in it, I break out a few days later and I notice more inflammation. I had a severe milk allergy when I was a baby, which would only result in throwing up (as far as I know). I was wondering if maybe that sensitivity to dairy is resurfacing? I was also on a 50 day round of doxycycline (antibiotic)...could that h
  5. Please be careful with using tea tree oil, especially of you're using other things like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc because a combination of these things can be really irritating (I learned this the hard way). If you do continue to use the tea tree oil, dilute it with some water or a pure oil so that it isn't so potent. For now, I would keep the area moist like you're doing and cover it at night with a bandaid. Try not to keep washing it, and when you do, use a gentle soap without frag
  6. Hi! My dermatologist told me that hyperpigmentation is part of the healing process, and that the longer the area is red, the less likely it is to become a scar. This was hard for me to believe, but hopefully it's true. Anyway, I actually use oil on my acne marks. Pure Vitamin E, Pure Grapeseed oil, and Jojoba oil are among some of the most effective. Just a little bit is all you need, and rub it in gently. I think the key is to keep the red marks/scars moist to promote healing. Vaseline is also
  7. Hi everyone. For the past 2 or 3 months, I have been using Ziana, been prescribed doxycycline, and have been taking herbal supplements (evening primrose oil) along with vitamins to help with my acne. I have also cut dairy out of my diet for the most part as I realized that my childhood milk allergy has been creeping up on me. (I am also a vegetarian) I started to see results, however, my dermatologist prescribed me Spiro 25 mg because he saw a "hormonal element" to my acne, which I can totally
  8. Hi I'm new here. I came off Microgestin (Loestrin) three months ago, and my skin has been pretty bad. Prior to birth control, my skin was usually clear with occasional pimples. Now I have cystic acne all around my jawline and chin. I experimented with bc for a week and started to see improvements. However, my body does not tolerate birth control well and I had to stop mid-pack. Now my gp started me on spiro, which I am also weary about. I see a lot of negative side effects that come with this me
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