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freakNpink

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  1. 5/16

    I got in touch with a place near me that does the photodynamic therapy.

    It's a different place then the derm wanted me to go to..since that place was too hard to get a hold of and when I finally did reach them they told me they didn't usually use the PDT for acne there...wtf

    Anyway...I go on the 10th of June for my free consultation and then to set up my first session with Blu-U....it's at this laser skin care clinic..I gotta say I'm feeling pretty nervous about the amount of money I may end up spending on this and hopefully they don't fuck my face up anymore then it already is...

    I'm reading a lot of mixed reviews for the Blu-U and I'm hoping I can get by w/o using the Levulan since that's what jacks the price sky high..if anyone has experience using the Blu-U on cystic acne..please share!

  2. 5/15

    Saw a derm for the first time on Friday the 13th

    He introduced himself, looked at me and said accutane

    I thought I could afford to go on tane..thinking it was in the 300.00 month range

    he said it was more like 600 and no way I can come up with that...so...plan b

    He told me to use the cetaphil antibacterial bar....

    Gave me Doxy for a few months

    Gave me like a hundred samples of clindamycin gel (would never have paid 200 bucks for the script)

    Referred me to another doctor for photodynamic therapy

    gonna call and set my first treatment up tomorrow...I gotta say I watched a ton of youtube vids on PDT and I am hella excited.

  3. A few weeks ago I some how got in a conversation with a co-worker that had me explaining that I had acne..(no shit)..they asked me what happened to my face :wall: ..I then felt angry and embarrassed...they then asked me if I WASHED MY FACE..are you fucking kidding me...really just wanted to punch them.

    So I guess people I work with just assume I smear grease on my face before I go to bed at night and never wash it off...WTF.

    One thing ive gotten out of having acne - I will never be that fucking ignorant

  4. 5/9

    Keflex 500mg x4 daily did jack...

    if anything I think my face has gotten worse

    I go to the derm this Friday..please don't let this be another disappointment

    I really don't think I can handle much more of this

    I'm now scared to eat at work due to a major cyst on my jaw that wont heal..

    I'm seriously the only person at my work that has acne. A few weeks ago I some how got in a conversation with a co-worker that had me explaining that I had acne...they asked me what happened to my face :wall: ..I then felt angry and embarrassed...they then asked me if I WASHED MY FACE..are you fucking kidding me...really just wanted to punch them. So I guess people I work with just assume I smear grease on my face before I go to bed at night and never wash it off...WTF. One thing ive gotten out of having acne - I will never be that fucking ignorant

  5. I don't think you should hop on something HXC like scripts or a 3-step - people who do this which mild acne tend to worsen the nature of their typical blemish [i did].

    I agree w/ that

    I think your overdoing it and making it worse

    Good advice to take..I had mild acne..went on proactiv for a year = cystic acne

    Id kill to have what I thought was bad then now

    I got pics if you wanna see what happened.. :wall:

  6. I found this out the hard way as it made me puke when I took 40-50. Also if you take too much Zinc you can become low in copper. both zinc and copper need each other in order to be properly absorbed

    Taken from http://www.healthyawareness.com/articles/a...and-copper.aspx

    The ratio of zinc to copper should be 7:1, up to 14:1,†Zinc can lower manganese, so Dr. Pfeiffer regularly includes manganese with any zinc supplementation. (But again, take the correct proportion of manganese. You don’t need a lot of manganese. The RDA is 2.5 to 5 mg per day.) It is important to take your zinc supplement separate from other mineral supplements to avoid competition for absorption.
  7. ugh can somebody tell me if they are seeing the images? I have tried quite a few methods of embedding, but none of them are working. Helpies?

    Pics not showing up dude...

    I think my acne is hormonal also and I have implanon...seems it was better on reg b/c..I've been thinking about having it removed to see if it makes a difference..I never had this many cysts before I had it put in...

    I'm only taking 580mg of saw palmetto daily...your post makes me think I should maybe up it..

    I'm also only 5 days in..so nothing to tell yet, but Ill keep you posted

    Gonna follow this thread

    I wish you luck! :D

    p.s. I just copied your image url's and removed the tags to see them..think something went wrong w/ the tags

  8. 4/4

    I'm 4 days into this regimen and I must say my skin is looking better

    So far it doesn't seem to miss the loads of benzoyl peroxide I smothered it in daily one bit

    My skin feels so clean using the castile soap..I think I'm addicted to this stuff

    Everything seems to be going well so far..if I just could stop forgetting to take my pills before work in the am I would be great..

  9. Update 4/3

    This is my new & current regimen

    I went to this awesome health store over the weekend and decided to try an all natural approach and spend all my money while there. lol

    Ive been doing research on some known natural acne remedy s and have made up the following regimen

    Remove makeup w/ 2 drops Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree castile soap

    Apply raw organic honey, let sit awhile, massage into skin and rinse

    -Honey has been used for ages to promote healing of the skin and is high in anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties

    I will then follow with Desert Essence Kinder to Skin Tea Tree Oil 20% on a cotton ball to remove any residue left by the honey and to act as a treatment

    Finish off with a few drops of Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil as a moisturizer

    Washing my back & body with Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree castile soap

    Steaming my face w/ 1tsp sea salt for 30mins ea Sunday, followed by a sulfur mask

    I have started taking saw palmetto which is a possible natural alternative to spironolactone

    I am drinking Spearmint tea before bed each night as it can help regulate hormones in woman and drinking as much water as I can stand

    Cutting back on refined sugars and dairy as much as possible

  10. I'm convinced I have some kind of infection going on..since only the right side of my face seems to be under attack.... :wall:

    I currently have around 11 cysts on the right side of my face

    a few hours ago...

    The itchiness and pain was driving me crazy and I did the Unthinkable

    I got really pissed off and squeezed like 3 of my worst cysts till I saw bright blood..:wall:

    washed good with an anti-bacterial wash, applied a thick layer of honey and popped a anti inflammatory....dare I say they look a lot better..? Possible big regrets to come when they scar me.

    Seeing a doctor on Friday to get back on Antibiotics

    Seeing another doctor on April 18th..that knows a bit more about this kinda stuff

    Going to my first ever derm appointment on May 13th

    Possibly getting my implanon birth control taken out of my arm asap!

  11. Oh, please don't say that.... (KNOCK ON WOOD) I have had my acne under control since 07/2009, had a fucked up breakout in september of 09 after going back to shoving dairy (after being off it for 2 months...) then finally COMPLETELY cut it out 09/2009. I had severe anxiety, panic attacks and depression because of IT. I have been seeing the same esthi since may of 09, she is now a very close friend of mine. I actually just loggged on here after a year or 2....I remember you had said some really nice things to me while I was pregnant and SUFFERING from the WORST case of cystic acne ever... I know what you feel like and I hope I can now give you a few words of encouragement. I will post my regimen and all that after this response...hopefully upload a few pics...

    PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP! I too am a firm believer that accutane is more bad than good..So I never ever , even at my worst, thought it would be an option. I'll inbox you my personal email and maybe we can chat from there... Acne looks 100x worse to us than the rest of the world. but you're not all that bad anyway... So, enough rambling...hope to hear from you soon...

    Thank you for the support and kind words...I was having a hard time even convincing myself to go to work. I look forward to your regimen post :angel:

  12. I have finally decided to see a derm...My mod acne has turned to full blown cystic over the last year and nothing I do makes a difference.

    Does anyone have any advice on picking a derm?

    I live in Springfield, Missouri and I feel very overwhelmed by the hundreds of them in my area.

    I can't really afford this..so Ive taken out a credit card..probably not my best idea, but I'm desperate now. I'm afraid of wasting a large amount of money.

    I was hoping to find a website where people leave comments on how the doctor was and etc.. no such luck.. I don't know anyone that sees a derm..so that's also out

    Also...I heard that if you go to you reg doctor and get them to ref you to a derm that your insurance may cover some of the bill..anyone know about this?

    Thanks

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