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dnttreadonme900

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  1. It's been a while since I posted this and wanted to give an update. About a week after I posted this, I cleared up. I was taking Keflex 500mg twice a day and bumped up my spironolcatone to 75mg. I weaned off the Keflex after about 2 weeks since the derm only gave it to me for flare ups. A month went by and a couple days before my period I got my normal breakout of 1 or 2 pimples, except one was a cyst. It bugged me but hey I went form 12 pimples to 2 pimples. Normally during and right af
  2. Long story short, my birth control failed last week and ran to the store and took Plan B. Currently, I've been taking 50mg of Spironolactone (I've been wanting to increase my dosage but the deem said no) for the past year along with Duac in the evening. I still break out a little bit, but only a few minor zits right before the time of the month. I broke out a little more than usual right before my last period, got myself the first underground zit I have had in a while, was unhappy but I knew
  3. 9/27- started spiro. 5 active, 0 new 9/28- 4 active, 0 new 9/29 -3 active, 0 new 9/30 -4 active, 1 new 10/1 -5 active, 1 new 10/2 - 8 active, 3 new 10/3 - 6 active, 0 new 10/4 - 6 active, 0 new 10/5 - 5 active, 0 new 10/6 - 4 active, 0 new 10/7 - 6 active, 3 new 10/8 - 5 active, 2 new 10/9 - 10/16 - INITIAL BREAKOUT, tons of clogged pores, some turned into zits and one turned into a cyst. All along jawline, around mouth, a few I forehead, and along sides of face near hairline. 10/
  4. 9/27- started spiro. 5 active, 0 new 9/28- 4 active, 0 new 9/29 -3 active, 0 new 9/30 -4 active, 1 new 10/1 -5 active, 1 new 10/2 - 8 active, 3 new 10/3 - 6 active, 0 new 10/4 - 6 active, 0 new 10/5 - 5 active, 0 new 10/6 - 4 active, 0 new 10/7 - 6 active, 3 new 10/8 - 5 active, 2 new 10/9 - 10/16 - INITIAL BREAKOUT, tons of clogged pores, some turned into zits and one turned into a cyst. All along jawline, around mouth, a few I forehead, and along sides of face near hairline. 10/
  5. Ok because my skin is back to normal and have no crazy little bumps anymore, going back to my initial reporting. I'm happy to say everything cleared up quite fast and well and I'd say I'm about 95% clear. Still have the cyst healing on my jawline and one or two clogged pores still lingering. But the worst part is over. I also just got my period and I usually breakout bad beforehand, but all is well! 9/27- started spiro. 5 active, 0 new 9/28- 4 active, 0 new 9/29 -3 active, 0 new 9/30 -4
  6. Things have been looking up today and yesterday. The little bumps are going away and peeling off, I'd say about 90% gone. No new breakouts since the initial breakout last week and the cyst on my jawline that came with the initial breakout is healing nicely. My skin feels dry, I think it's from the duac and the spiro controlling my oil. At the end of the day, my t zone feels a little slick, but not like it used to. So hopefully this clearing of my IB and no new ones means I just suffered t
  7. Thanks for your words. It is encouraging to come on here, hell I started coming on here since before I started Accutane and now I'm back because the evil is back! Sometimes I think I must have done something terrible in a past life and acne is my punishment. But it's great to talk to people on here. I'm too embarassed to talk to friends. My fiance doesn't "get" it and thinks if I "don't care what anyone else thinks I should be ok". My mom had bad acne when she was a kid too, like me. Sh
  8. I'm 25 and have struggled with acne since I was 12. Don't get me wrong, I've gone through clearish periods and right now, my acne still isn't as bad as it was years ago when I was a teenager. Recently, I've had a flare up again and it's gotten me to the point where I don't want to leave the house and go through crying fits. My fiance, who gets maybe 1 pimple a month if any at all, doesn't understand why I get emotional about this. He says things like "It's not bad at all" and "You're beautif
  9. I just put some makeup on and it makes all these tiny little bumps I gave around my mouth really noticeable, more noticeable than what I thought I had so all the bumps I thought were gone are still there, just can't feel them but I I can see them and it still looks like a rash on my face. Why won't they go away? I tried putting salicylic acid peel on them and they felt like they dried up but when the skin peeled off this morning, the little bumps ate still there. I'm feeling discouraged right
  10. Better day today. Just woke up. A lot of the clogged pore bumps are drying up and peeling off as well as the zits around my mouth that formed from them. Still got that cyst on my jawline hear my ear but it's not visible when my hair is down and doesn't bother me too much so I'm leaving that alone.
  11. We will see if it is. I stopped using it and went back to the makeup routine I use before the new stuff...ugh, I spent $100 on the new stuff and it made me look flawless! Except for when my face erupted in bumpies everywhere! BTW, I called my dermatologist office and let them know the situation with my flare up and they pretty much told me to deal with it and call back in the beginning of November to let them know how I'm doing. So I didn't get an antibiotic to help calm things down and the
  12. Things are looking kinda better today. Most of the bumps on my neck and jawline are gone. Still have some bumps around my mouth that are drying up. There's a cyst/large pustule on my jawline near my ear. My forehead, which is normally clear has a few tiny clogged pore bumps. I'm starting to think the cause of my breakout was not a purging effect caused by spiro but in fact an allergic reaction to new makeup I just started using about 5 days before this breakout occurred. I say that because
  13. Yes I know it's the obvious / easy conclusion...except that because you've now changed your hormones with spironolactone, it is very very possible that OTC Lo's balance of hormones no longer works for you. I see what you're saying. However, I think jump from bc to bc type will make things even worse. I don't want my body to constantly keep having to readjust.
  14. It's possible for the duac to possibly do that, but I've been on that before with no problems. I highly doubt it's ortho lo all of a sudden, I've been on that for 5 months
  15. You seem to be doing alright. I'm kinda in the same boat, except this is my first time on spiro. I was clear for a few years after accutane and antibiotics but screwed everything up by going off and back on birth control. Only now I wish I had the skin pre-spiro because my skin is going through some kind of initial breakout where I have multiple clusters if clogged pores/small zits come up out of nowhere one morning last week all along my jawline, neck, and around my mouth .
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