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About Justpeachy3145

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  1. Hmm, 40 mg total seems really low. If I were you, I would find another dermatologist that will prescribe you 50-100 mg at least!
  2. What dosage of spiro are you on? I've taken spiro on and off for the past two years, and have noticed that a higher dosage of 150 mg works really well for me as opposed to the original 50 mg I was prescribed. Also, spiro takes a while to really kick in -- at least 4-5 months. It's also really important to take it regularly, and at the right time(s) of day, while drinking TONS of water. For a while, I thought spiro was not doing anything for me until I realized that I actually needed to split up
  3. Also, you could try some natural hormonal supplements. Check out the incredible results in this woman's post:
  4. This is amazing, thank you for sharing your story. It is also incredibly courageous to share your pics, but know that they give me (and I'm sure many others) hope that there is a fix out there! A few questions: - Do you remember what brands of hormones you used? I'd like to look into getting some, but there are so many options out there. - I seriously struggle so much with makeup...I've kinda given up at this point. Usually I slap on some powder in the am to convince myself that I look som
  5. I don't think antibiotics is the only option at all -- in fact, I would not recommend it. Antibiotics take a huge toll on your healthy gut bacteria and, in my experience, only make the problem worse in the long run. There are other potential diet-related changes you could make that could help. Many people who suffer from acne are sensitive to dairy, so cutting that out to see if it makes a difference is great! Additionally, you could try cutting out other anti-inflammatory foods out as well,
  6. Hello! I can totally relate to your story. I am also a new student in graduate school and can't afford to see a dermatologist, let alone the tons of acne products I try in desperation that something will help. I agree that antibiotics are not the answer - after many rounds of antibiotics back in high school, my acne only came back with a vengeance and it took a toll on my healthy gut bacteria (which I am still trying to remedy 6 years later!). I recently started a Whole 30 elimination diet to
  7. Hello! I can't say that I can offer an explanation to the sudden nature of your acne, but it is incredibly important to make sure that you finish any course of antibiotics in its entirety, even if things start looking better. It's likely that the bacteria causing your acne developed a resistance to the antibiotics and came back with a vengeance because you didn't complete the whole cycle. If you do see the doctor again, you could possibly ask for another type of antibiotic and complete that wh
  8. Thanks for sharing! I love these suggestions, especially 1 and 2. Not looking in the mirror or thinking about my acne is SO HARD, but I can imagine that it would be really helpful mentally and even physically. It's a good practice to not let acne control your life so that you can actually enjoy the time that you have.