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About Skytenshi

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  1. I thought I would revive this thread to post about my experience after going off the pill. I last posted on this thread in February 2010 when I mentioned that I was contemplating going off the pill after having been on it for 10 years. I was initially prescribed the pill when I was 16 to battle severe back acne. In April 2011, I finally went off the pill. - My skin remained clear until around November 2011 when I started getting chin acne. My back remained relatively clear. - Betwe
  2. I said I would post here regularly to update you on my status, so here I am now. Almost 7 months off Diane. Still no rebound acne. If anything, my back is clearer than when I was on the pill. My period comes regularly now every 28 days. I guess this is probably a sign that my body has adjusted its hormonal level? I hope this is good news to those girls out there who are seriously considering getting off the pill.
  3. 5 months off the pill now and I'm still pretty acne and bacne free!
  4. I have stopped taking Diane for 4 months now and the results have been pretty positive. Please go to the holistic forum for my update: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Bye-Bye-B...09#entry3137009
  5. It's been more than 3 months since my last post, and I'm back to report on my progress. I think the problem is that most girls who successfully come off the pill do not bother searching for or posting on these forums with their success stories, so all we read about are the unsuccessful and depressing ones which do not give us the full picture. I have been off Diane 35 for 4 months now. I hope my report update will give some encouragement to you girls out there who are thinking of quitting the
  6. Thank you for your bye-bye birth control log, Smartie. You don't know how much your words of encouragement to girls in a similar situation have meant to me. I have been silently reading your log for a few months now and on 9 April 2011, I finally decided to quit Diane 35 once and for all (I had been on Diane since I was 16). I am 27 now and plan to get married and have kids over the next few years. My previous attempts to quit the pill ended in disastrous rebound back acne. However, like yo
  7. After being on Diane for most of the past 10 years, I have finally made the decision to quit for good. I tried doing so 5 years ago, but the result was disgusting cystic acne all over my back. However, now that I am older, eating a healthier diet and more conscious of the rebound effect, I hope the result will be different this time round. I am only day 3 off the pill. I will keep you guys posted on my progress and hopefully, I will never have to go back on BCP.
  8. I think it's the increased insulin levels caused by carbs as well. See this BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2542801.stm
  9. I think being dairy-free is a lifestyle choice, and acne may be one of the reasons out of many. For me, I made this choice a few months ago in order to see its effects on my acne. I have certainly noticed a significant improvement. Whether it's a coindence or not, I no longer have constant cystic chin acne. Now, I continue this lifestyle not so much for the acne but because being dairy-free makes me feel GOOD! As delicious as cheese fondue and chocolate mud cake are, they no longer appeal
  10. Even if I could see the ingredients list, I wouldn't touch cookies if I were you. From my limited experience with baking cookies and cakes, butter is usually a necessary ingredient. Further, like CoolGuy68 said, I would avoid highly processed junk on top of just dairy. I've been on a non-dairy and low sugar diet for over two months now and even I am surprised by the fact that no amount of temptation can trigger off my former cravings for cheese, sweets, desserts and the like anymore.
  11. I've been on a non-dairy and low sugar diet for about 2 months now. I've gotten to the stage where I don't even have a sweet tooth or cravings for dairy products anymore (I used to be such a cheese and whip cream lover). I went to a birthday dinner recently as well and could not think of an excuse not to eat the ice cream cake. I will follow the advice on this board from now!
  12. Questions about this book seem to pop up every once in a while. I read somewhere on these forums that the book was written by a former acne.org member.
  13. Oh, and by the way, I came across this thread while having an urge at work for a quarter pounder. So I googled "McDonald's" and "acne". After reading everything here, I went off and bought myself a broccoli salad instead.
  14. We have triple cheese burgers in Australia. I ate them once and I had to drink a whole bottle of water to swallow down the after-taste.
  15. I've been eating yoghurt everyday for the past two weeks. Let's see if it will make any long-term differences. I try to avoid sugary yoghurt with artificial colouring. I've seen Activia in the supermarket aisle, but I prefer Paul's original plain yoghurt or fresh Greek yoghurt from a health foods store.