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  1. Well, three days of slathering it with vitamin e, Neosporin, and cocoa butter but it's still red and swollen. Gah.
  2. Thanks! That makes me feel better For the record, putting a steroid cream on my face without Googling it first ranks among the dumber things I've done.
  3. My dentist cut the side of my mouth and I've been trying to treat the swelling. So, I had this steroid cream that I *stupidly* put on last night. This morning... the edge of my mouth is a giant red and swollen lump. After doing some research I find that you can get a kind of an infected dermatitis from using strong steroids on the face. Has anyone had this happen? Do you think just using the cream for one night would give me an infection? I've got it covered in Neosporin now. I'm desperat
  4. I could be wrong, but I don't think it's the estrogen that affects acne, I think it's the progesterone. The form of progesterone in Yasmin is highly anti-androgenic and combats testosterone, that's why I'm losing my chick 'stache. This is all off the top of my head and I could be wrong. I suggest Googling "Yasmin progesterone anti-androgenic" and see what you find!
  5. I've been on Yasmin for a few months. One month ago I had such ridiculous cystic acne that my derm was going to give me accutane. Suddenly, it's almost all gone. I don't know if it'll come back, or if the Yasmin is finally kicking in, but even *I* wouldn't give me accutane right now. I've only got one active cyst on my jawline, near my ear. Plus, my stupid chick 'stache is a lot thinner. I believe that Yasmin really does lower the testosterone.
  6. You were eating a penguin?! No wonder your face was breaking out!
  7. I hope it helps! I'm still waiting to get my hands on accutane. My face is looking better this week, though!
  8. Thanks for the link, I think they're really far away from me, though, and I dno't have a car. Oh well.
  9. I like this thread. It's like confession. On Saturday I had torilla chips and cheese quesedillas and Sangria and topped it all off with some soft serve ice cream. I completely lost my mind. The Sangria was the worst, though, I got a whitehead on my chin from that already.
  10. Bwah! Well, at least I'm laughing hard right now, so that's an improvement :) kc11... I live in New York. My current derm is in midtown Manhattan... I chose him because he was close to where I work (near the UN). I'm sure there's gotta be some amazing derms in NYC... I'd especially love to find someone who would admit that I have a hormonal imbalance and get to the bottom of it.
  11. Now the derm is saying I don't need accutane because he likes the way my skin looks (even though he injected two cysts today). Sure, it cleared up a couple of the cysts... but what, am I supposed to stay on high-dose antibiotics for the rest of my life? This is absurd. I have to go back in two weeks, and I won't be taking the doxycycline during that period.
  12. Hey Mickey, I was taking Cleosin, then Minocycline, now doxycycline at 100 mg 2x day. I don't drink alcohol, but the pill may have something to do with it. I have always been the kind of person who gets a yeast infection within a couple days of going on antibiotics, even when I was just taking them for bronchitus or a sinus infection. Oh well.
  13. I don't know much about bacterial resistance, but I don't understand why bacteria couldn't become resistant to minocycline. It's evolution, right? Survival of the fittest. All bacteria can become stronger if given the chance.
  14. Oh yeah, I'm taking them. It's insane how sensitive my body is. I take probiotics three times a day and I still got one. And I don't eat bread or sugar (well, unless I cheat). Crazy, huh?