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  1. You can buy Androcur from some of the internet pharmacies listed here. http://www.annelawrence.com/internethormones.html
  2. I am a 22 year old male. I have been plagued by acne for the last 3-5 years. I saw my GP today. Up until now, I have been using Retin-A cream, and it makes the acne get better sometimes, but it always gets worse again. I have also been put on antibiotics in the past without adequate results. I asked my GP about putting me on Spironolactone, but he said that Spironolactone is not FDA-approved for treating acne. He did give me a referral to a dermatologist and suggested that I could ask the
  3. I forgot to mention: * nocturnal emissions
  4. > I doubt a lack of testosterone would get rid of acne all together Judging from this description of what causes acne, I would think that it would: "Elevated hormone levels stimulate sebaceous glands to produce more oil." That implies if the hormone levels weren't elevated, then oil wouldn't be produced. > and even if it did - you really wouldn't want (even if you could) > to get rid of testosterone. I know that I could. Suppression of the male hormones is standard treatm
  5. I've been wondering about Spironolactone myself. It seems effective for getting to the root of the problem; apparently male hormones are the cause of acne (even in females), and spironolactone reduces those. But are doctors willing to prescribe it for males?
  6. Am I correct in saying that testosterone causes acne, and in the absence of testosterone, there would be no acne (pre-pubescent children generally don't get acne, after all)?
  7. Any idea whether it would be effective in curing acne in men? And I do realize that any hormonal treatment for acne would probably involve reducing testosterone levels, which suppresses male secondary sexual characteristics, but my secondary sexual characteristics do nothing for me so that's not a problem.
  8. Hmm, what if you buy Accutane yourself from an overseas pharmacy and ask your dermatologist to monitor your usage of it? Would she be willing to do that? It should be safe to use it that way since you would be using it under her supervision, but then she wouldn't have to bear the burden of prescribing it for you, and this way you don't have to switch dermatologists.
  9. I'm male and 21 years old. I did a search on Dianette and it said " Dianette is used for the treatment of androgen-dependent diseases in women, such as acne". Why is it only used in women?
  10. Where can I find information about hormonal treatments for acne? I've tried Retin-A and benzoyl peroxide before, but I don't like how they make my skin flaky, and don't like having to put the cream on my face every day. Hormone treatments seem to be easier---just one shot every three months, or a pill every morning... I'm also under the impression that hormonal treatments can suppress acne completely by shutting down sebum production at the source, since pre-pubescent children don't have a