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KarenM

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  1. Thank you all for your help. I really feel like I'm at the verge of a breakdown. I have been dairy free and no added sugar for 3 weeks now. Here is a list if everything I eat: carrots, spinach, turkey, turkey sticks, ham, chicken, grapes, blueberries, green beans, almond milk, eggs, cheerios (but I'm cutting that now just in case). No more chocolate no dairy. And I change my pillowcase every single day.
  2. Thank you so much! Your post brought me to tears... but in a good way. I keep trying to tell myself to hang in there but it really helps to talk to others who have or are going through this. I am so glad to have found this community. I just got my prescription for ortho today so fingers crossed that this combo works.
  3. I've only been on it for 2 and a half weeks...I know people say it can take 3 months, but since I've been in Hell for almost half a year now I was hoping it would miraculously work! My dermatologist told me that many times people need orthotryclene and spiro at the same time but she just wanted to try spiro first. Which would be fine except mentally I can't wait 3 months and then retry something else that could have helped all along. Oh, I also was just given Oracea pills yesterday (40mg pills
  4. So, my skin has progressively gotten worse. It started as a rosacea demodex issue then progressed to hormonal acne. I am using soolantra and ketoconazole and taking aldactone. I just requested to try orthotryclene as well. Waiting to get the ok on that. My face hurts. It is warm and irritated. I have constant new pimples all the time. I feel depressed, ugly, and can no longer go outside. Can anyone offer any support? I also stopped dairy about 2 weeks ago. No chocolate and no added sweets.
  5. So I search the internet for something, ANYTHING that will help my face. I seem to get sucked in by promises and testimonials. I think, "this one will work for sure. " I just bought another one for $30 from Amazon but so many people posted personal before and after pictures, it really looked like this could be it. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers.
  6. I am on a dairy free diet. Lots of veggies and fruit. I started zinc about a week ago.
  7. Make sure you go in with all your options written down. I've found that doctor's are more apt to listen if you've done your research.
  8. I have had ok skin through my teen years but it has been ok. I am now 44 and am dealing with such extreme acne it is debilitating. I have lost all self confidence in the matter of 6 months. I may lose my husband because he doesn't understand what I am going through mentally. I have 3 beautiful children and they are the only reason I keep trying.
  9. I am so sorry you are going through this. Self esteem is so affected with acne. I hope you get whatever it is you need from your dermatologist. I hope they see your pain and struggle and see you as a human being needing help and not just another patient. My kids tell me all the time that no matter what I am beautiful to them. I honestly don't know what I would do without them.
  10. KarenM

    Why me?

    Hello everyone. I am asking the question it seems we all want an answer to. I was living a very happy life. 3 wonderful kids and a good husband... until this summer. Slowly my face changed and day by day it became taken over by acne. It started as a demodex issue but when that became under some sort of control, my hormones went crazy. So now I have to not only fight daily against a terrible reinfestation, but I am now taking spironolactone to block my body from too much testosterone. My jawline
  11. KarenM

    I Cried

    Hi. I am going through the same thing. I have had pretty good skin until this summer. The last 6 months have been awful. My jawline, chin and cheeks have new spots daily. I gave a wonderful GP and dermatologist that have been such a lifeline for me...I do have to travel 2 hours to see my dermatologist, but it's worth it. She just put me on aldactone 100mg daily. My hormone levels are normal but she thinks my body has become super sensitive to my testosterone and the aldactone will block it. It
  12. KarenM

    Acne Throughout Adulthood

    Hi Colliemum. I live in US and have a similar situation. I just started posting on this site and feel like I'm on the verge of a break down. My face just gets worse and worse. My dermatologist put me on aldactone and I'm on week 2. Most people say it takes 3 months, I honestly don't think I'm strong enough to make it that long. I have decided to not ever leave my house. I will remain inside for 3 months and if it doesn't get better by then, I'm afraid I am out of options and unsure of how or
  13. I had to cut my 100 mg pill in 4 and take in intervals for the first week (if I took it all at once I had terrible cramping). Now I cut it in 1/2 and take 1/2 in morning and 1/2 at noon. No problems with it so far. I really feel that if you are indeed having hormone issues (evident from jawline acne), then a washing routine would help but might not stop the problem. I would suggest talking with your dermatologist about aldactone. I'll try and keep you posted on how (hopefully) it helps me! If y
  14. Hi. I am going through the same thing. I have had pretty good skin until this summer. The last 6 months have been awful. My jawline, chin and cheeks have new spots daily. I gave a wonderful GP and dermatologist that have been such a lifeline for me...I do have to travel 2 hours to see my dermatologist, but it's worth it. She just put me on aldactone 100mg daily. My hormone levels are normal but she thinks my body has become super sensitive to my testosterone and the aldactone will block it. It
  15. KarenM

    FINALLY CURED!

    Hopefully it will work for me! I just ordered it.
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