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  1. hi, thanks for your replies. I had a busy weekend at work so from today i am going to start taking a pill after breakfast as well as before bed and see how it goes. Hopefully the uncomfortable side effects will go away as i don't want to be on accutane all through the summer ! the sooner its over and I'm clear the better!
  2. Hi everyone I am in my 3rd month on accutane treatment. I have been on 20mg for 2 months and recently moved up to 40mg but found I couldn't handle the back pain I got on 40 which I hadn't experienced with 20. Did anyone else experience pain in the back when they increased dose and did it go away?? I was scared by it so went back the 20mg a few days ago. Should I go back to 40 and wait it out? Also, my derm said go take 2 20mg once a day to get the 40 dosage but do u think its ok to space t
  3. Thanks for your replies and after a sleepless night of worrying whether to take yasmin and therefore take risks i have decided not to take it. In all i have come to conclusion that my skin is my skin and i will look into non-hormonal ways in which to correct it. if i was going to take it, i would rather stop smoking as i cannot live in worry and fear of instant death by blood clot! I worry too much and it would cause me more anxiety. In fact, having thought it over, i might stop taking the
  4. Hi would really love some reassurance here! I have bad acne around my jaw and lower cheeks and have suffered for 6+ years. I have been on the mini pill called cerazette for 2+ years as take antibiotics as well (lymecycline) for my skin. I have slightly high blood pressure caused by possible white coat syndrome (that's being scared of the doctor! Silly I know) and that's why I was put onto mini pill. ANYWAY, a new doctor I have been seeing is aware of my medical past but has given me Yasmin fo
  5. Hiya thanks for the reply emzmummy. I think that I suffer from moods that would not be there if I wasn't on a combination of cerazette and lymecycline and also my cycle is no existant and unpredictable. Because of my elevated blood Pressure in the past I am leaning more towards Yasmin than Dianette so would be grateful if anyone could share their experience with Yasmin or has anyone gone from a mini-pill to Yasmin or other combined?? Thanks x
  6. Thanks for the info! Yeh I have been on lymecline for well over a year it worked at first but now doesn't do much except if I come off of it my skin goes terrible. Also had all the topical creams yadayada. Will try roaccutane after talking with dermatologist and weighing up risks and rewards. Just wondering if it is something which will work and stop acne forever or of it's a constant start stop kinda thing?
  7. Hiya, i would love to go make-up free (by this i mean foundation) but i only manage to in the summer when my skin clears up a little/i have a tan. I could by no means go to uni or work without makeup i dont think people would even recognise me and it just feels all greasy and stuff without it and im more likely to touch my face. Despite this, wearing heavy foundation is a real pain because of the time it takes to put on and take off. i dont think it makes my skin worse though because it makes
  8. This is great news for me because I am about to see a dermatologist at last (7+ years of bad acne) What are the side affects? im not too worried im just excited to see my acne disappear and my bank balance go up as i stop clearing out the shelves of Clinique!!
  9. Generally, i feel great first thing after a good sleep, then bad after cleansing, toning, moisturising etc because it makes my face all red again! Then feel good once my makeup is done, all fresh. By the afternoon though i turn into an oil slick and my true skin begins revealing its self! Also does anyone else feel like the process of taking off makeup and then skin regime is like some kind of monotonous chore!!
  10. Hi, having also suffered from acne for 6+years I need to try combined birth control options to see if this will improve things before trying roaccutane. I am currently, and have been for years, on the pill 'cerazette' ,a mini-pill due to blood pressure issues when i was younger, which turns out is bad for acne/makes it worse. A doctor i saw yesterday was surprised i had been left on this pill for so long. I also take lymecycline which has ceased to work anyone. ANYWAY my question is whether