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About cleo1987

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  1. Well, the first time I used Proactiv, it worked great. Second time I used it, my face virtually exploded and I had what I assumed to be an allergic reaction. But, to be fair, I *did* scrub the cleanser pretty deeply into my face, so maybe that did it, as I do have sensitive skin. Anyhow, I've become desperate so while I was in the hospital I asked my mom to pick me up some AcneFree, as it's cheeper and a lot of people say it works better than Proactiv. After nearly two weeks of painstakingly bui
  2. Well, it's been a month since I've been here. Just came home from spending two weeks in the hospital for brain surgery and a following one in rehab. Still feeling crappy (both physically and mentally) but I do loves me a good questionaire and I just couldn't pass it up! 1. How are you feeling today? Craptastic 2. Do you use MSN alot? No. I use AOL and AIM 3. At what age did you get acne? eighteen 4. What's your favourite food? mmm sushi 5. Would you exchange your acne for clear skin, but y
  3. This sounds good. My gynecologist actually reccomended that I take birth control pills to regulate my period, which is what is probably causing me to break out anyway. I asked her if she could prescribe me one specifically for acne sufferers, so I'm hoping, once I get the OK from my neurologist, that I could start either Yasmin or Ortho Try Cyclen soon. The article said BC pills could be like a "miracle" for teenage girls going through hormonal changes. I can only pray it'll work for me. :pray:
  4. I've given most of that stuff up already. And, considering I'd do anything short of setting my face on fire to get rid of this ridiculous disease, I'd give up mostly anything anyone else suggested.
  5. Actually prednisone is used in small doses to clear up acne. My daughter takes it before formals. It usually works pretty well. She took it to control the IB from accutane and that worked well also Really? Because whenever I take it (and I'll be taking it for two weeks also starting in a few days) I always break out HORRIBLY. And that was when I didn't have acne at all. But everyone's different, I guess. Hey, a thought. If prednisone is supposed to clear up acne, maybe, once I get of
  6. My parents have adopted the whole "what's the big deal?" way of thinking in response to my sudden acne. Which is *extremely* aggravating, upsetting, and depressing. They say I'm "overreacting" and that their acne was much worse at my age. Yet now they have perfectly clear skin and steadfastly refuse to let me see a derm regularly. I believe that if we try harder, I can overcome this. I've barely scratched the surface in terms of acne medications, because all I've been able to buy are five dollar
  7. Anyone with anything to report? Any results? Please?
  8. Acne is not difficult to treat?? Since when? If it was so easy, we'd all be clear and there wouldn't be a need for this site in the first place, right? If it was so easy, I wouldn't be hauled up in my room avoiding all the mirrors in the house like a vampire crying my eyes out wondering what I did wrong to have perfect skin for eighteen years only to be faced with *this* just before turning nineteen? Personally, I can't see a dermatologist regularly. We simply don't have the time and/or
  9. Hi everyone. Well, I posted this question in the Frequently Asked Questions for Accutane Users thread a few days ago, but I'm not sure if anyone saw it so I'll start a new thread. If any of the moderators have a problem with this please feel free to delete! I know Accutane works from the outside in by targeting sebaceous glands to reduce oil production, right? (If I'm wrong, please correct me) But my skin is not oily; in fact, it is quite dry- even my t-zone most of the time. Since my acne
  10. Thanks lol. I think, if I'm not ready to start college yet for the fall, I'm going to take online classes for a semester. I tried doing that last year, but I had to drop the courses for another surgery :rolleyes: And I didn't know that about audiotapes. I wish I could do that. But I'm deaf :wall:
  11. ^ too true Cleo Your grandma and whole family seem like a real blessing. your attitude is so uplifting-it sounds like you're going thru a LOT for such a young age but handling it beautifully!!! I was on orth tri cyclen for a couple of years and it really did clear me up 100%, but I could never remember to take my tiny pill every month without missing one or two days-then u have to throw the whole pack away, wait until the next month, and then one more month before it starts working. howev
  12. Hey, it sounds like you have a really awesome family supporting you! that's so wonderful ....since you're going in for surgery, I'll be praying for you :pray: and I hope it goes perfectly. You know, after reviewing your situation I would defintitely recommend it for you for a number of reasons.... number one, you said your acne is mainly hormonal with breakouts on your forehead, and sometimes on your jawline. Since you're able to isolate the problem areas, you know exactly the places to tre
  13. Not for me, that's for damn sure. That crap made my acne about five times *worse*
  14. Ok, so my grandmother's going to order the Lumiport for me. She'll probably call them up on Monday if they're not there today. I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed in hopes that it will work!
  15. I agree. Personally, for me, there is so much crap going on in my life now-but my life is always hectic. But the one thing I was generally always sure of was my confidence in myself. Now, because I suddenly have acne out of *nowhere*, when in my whole life prior to the last couple of months, I maybe had six zits in the span of five years, I feel about 100x worse. It's like, I look in the mirror, and all I see is everythng wrong with my life reflecting back at me.