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About IAmJustMe

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  1. I've had the same cyst injected 6 times over the course of 2 1/2 years. That sucker made a home for itself on my right cheek for waaaaaaay too long. When it sprouted up again (August 06) I was so frustrated, had enough, and poked at it with a needle (yes, I know a big no no). Miraculously (and luckily) I finally got it to drain and couldn't believe the amount of gross green pus came out. I literally gagged. As much as cortisone shots have been a wonder for me (and aside from that cyst I hav
  2. I was able to squeeze the crap out of a cyst on my cheek (was there for 2 1/2 years) and still went to my derm to get the cortizone injection because I could tell there was still a little something left over. I think it definitely helped. I got it injected 7-8 times and it would go away each time but come back a few months later. I think getting the stuff out and then getting it injected can only help.
  3. An injection that last a few seconds is much better than a painful cyst. I've had a few injections that have hurt because of the location of the cyst but it's well worth it. It definitely will make the cyst disappear, in my experience, within 24-48 hours.
  4. i had the same problem too. there was one that was like a big underline under my right eye which then formed down the right side of my nose and into a cyst that was persistent for 2 1/2 years on my cheek. attractive, huh? my derm was able to get rid of the ones under my eye and next to my nose with one round of a cortisone shot but the cheek persisted. 10 shots of cortisone made it flatten but it would inevitably pop right back up. no doctor would even drain it which really pissed me off.
  5. I've had some injections where it was painful (like right below my eye) but others where I barely felt anything (on my chin). I'd take the short amount of pain over having a cyst that lasts god knows how long any day of the week!
  6. I have very dry skin too. I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub every night to exfoliate (the one for blackheads and acne-prone skin). About 10-15 minutes after I use that, I use cetaphil moisturizer. Works like a charm everytime.
  7. I'm in the Boston area (on the North Shore). My derm, Dr. Mark Lewis, is excellent about fitting in patients for cortisone shots. He's located in Marblehead, which is kind of a pain in the ass from Boston, but just thought I'd throw that out there for you.
  8. I had a bitch of a cyst on my cheek that was injected 7-8 times over a period of 2 1/2 years. It wasn't until it miraculously drained on its own and I had it injected 4 days later that I was finally rid of the sucker for good.
  9. I'm also all for cortisone injections. I was probably the poster child for them at my derm's office. If your derm uses the right amount of cortisone (I'm not sure what the ratios are), then your risk of atrophy is very minimal. I've had many, many injections over the years and only had atrophy once. And even then it wasn't so bad. I'd risk that over a very noticable cyst any day.
  10. My cysts always congregated on the right side of my face. Never the left. Not that I wanted them there either, but I just thought that was strange. But I've been clear since October!
  11. Like the others have said, some take longer than others. Usually mine go away within 1-2 days. I had one a couple months ago that took 3 days to go away. But knowing that it will go away is a great feeling.
  12. I don't -) But is there anything I can do, besides cortisone? Will BP help? What about steroid creams? I've never tried any steroid creams myself. I'm on very good terms with my derm, he usually sees me within 1 or 2 days after I call and tell him yet another cyst has popped up. I've tried slathering it with BP but that never does the trick for me. Cysts are usually just too deep for anything to really kill them.
  13. I had a huge cyst injected that was directly under my eye, also. Just don't make any sharp movements.
  14. dont do n e thing drastic u'll just have to play the waiting game it'll be a long slow process for it to come to a head (2-6 weeks maybe more)and etc ...dont do n e thing retarded or it'll have potential to scar Don't play the waiting game. Get an appointment with a dermotologist for cortisone injections. SOmetimes large ones like that need several injections to cover the total area (BTDT!). Keep calling around until you find someone who will fit you in right away. If necessary, do w
  15. Same here, I used the ointment. I think as long as you don't slather your face with it, but rather spot treat, it's not an issue.