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  1. So basically after a lot of thinking and a lot of experience of prescribed meds and a lot of research (I'm still not done researching) I have decided to come off Metformin and try a more natural way of controlling my hormonal breakouts of acne that unfortunatly, come with having P.C.O.S I have been on Metformin for over a month now and I'm not really sure how I feel about it. To begin with I'm not really sure exactly why I was prescribed it. I understand it is supposed to regulate periods b
  2. Hello, I've just been recently prescribed by my dermatologist Isotretinoin (accutane) and am on my 4th day of treatment. After doing extensive research on how accutane affects growth, it really concerns me as I'm currently only 16 years and 8 months old and hence am still in the growing stage of my life. My dermatologist however has prescribed me a very low dosage of 10mg per day for 7 consecutive days, after which would be switching onto a 30mg PER WEEK dose. My body mass is currently 65k
  3. I have been told by my doctor that although there is no evidence that using azelaic acid during pregnancy should harm the foetus/breastfeeding child (especially in comparison to things like retin a etc) that she thinks I should stop using finacea if I chose to get pregnant.... just in case. I was very distressed by this as I have just found out that I have endometriosis and so I won't want to leave pregnancy for too long if I decide to have children (I have booked in to see a counsellor to d
  4. I have just been prescribed Trimethoprim, an antibiotic commonly used for bladder infections?? It has been given to me to treat my recurring/stubborn acne. It is 200mg and I have to take one tablet twice a day. My question is, when exactly should I take the tablets? How many hours should I wait before each dose? Should I have them on an empty stomach?
  5. Hey guys. I wanted to share with you the skin that I had before I was a tretinoin user, and this is my skin now. I was perscibed a medication to take during the day but Tretinoin is what saved me, I want you guys to see for yourselves. Be patient and wait 6 months and you won't be dissatisfied. The last two pictures are my skin now, and this is what I consider a breakout to me (I have two blemishes and I consider it a breakout, that's how good tretinoin is for acne) good luck :)
  6. I am a 29 year old female who has suffered cystic acne for about three years. I have had hypothyroidism for several years (hashimotos). When I left my condition untreated, I did not have cystic acne. Ever! Three years ago, I started thyroid replacement therapy. I tried synthroid, levothyroxine and most recently, naturethroid. I developed severe cystic acne (with all three). I tried antibiotics and accutane. No success. About 9 months ago, I got on spironolactone (25 mg a day) and Yaz. I felt hor
  7. So I've been on 100 mg a day of spironolactone for almost 6 months now and I need help deciding if I should call it quits and move on and try accutane in an attempt to clear my skin. I've taken it religiously and I don't know if it's really doing me any good. My skin has always been oily and I would get cystic pimples from time to time but around a year ago, things got really bad. I wasn't getting a huge pimple occasionally, instead I had like 7 huge ones at once so I went to the derm and he gav
  8. Hi, my name is Eve and i'm 16 years old. I have struggled with fairly severe acne for a few years now and its seems like i have tried it all, it may seem like nothing as I'm a teenager and this should seem normal but it started when I was around 11 and I'm pretty sick of it now. I mainly deal with a normal amount on my face but loads on my chest, arms, back ad neck. I have recently been referred to a dermatology clinic and was offered roaccutane, in the past I have been prescribed creams, ant
  9. Hi everyone! I just have a question I'd like to post to everyone about acne... If you were given a proven system to clear your skin without topical treatment, what would be your most preferred method of learning how to do it? Method 1 - Online Program (e-Learning platform describing everything about clearing your skin - do it yourself at your own pace) Method 2 - 1 on 1 Coaching (Customized system to meet your needs working 1 on 1)
  10. First, I want to say that I hope nothing but the best for those going through the tough acne stage. I've been there before, and it's not easy for sure. For those of you who would like to add on or share anything, feel free to do so. I would gladly appreciate it. I want to share my personal experience to you all, hoping that it will be of some help. Here is my story. I am a 16 year old male and I had pretty severe acne as a kid growing up. At the moment I'm still going through puberty, and
  11. Hello everybody. I just started accutane yesterday and will be taking my secon pill today. I have quite bad acne and spots as you can see in the picture and it really has a bad effect on my confidence (If I even have that anymore...) I just feel like it's so bad that there is no way that anything can make it better and I'm probably overreacting, but it really brings me down. I just have that thought in my head of "what if it doesn't work" and I feel that there is nothing for me to do and I ha
  12. Hello! This is my first time posting. I just wondered what people's thoughts were on antibiotics, and stopping using them? I know there's a million and one discussions on it already but I'd like some reassurance. So: I've had issues with my skin (not severe, but it really wasn't good!) since I was about 12 or 13, and I finally went to the doc's in, I think January of this year? I was 18, and it had spread to my shoulders, which was new for me, as it's always been just my face. The doct
  13. Hi! I've been on accutane for 5 weeks now, but I'm still breaking out and my skin is worse than when I started on this medication. Is this normal? When will I start to see a difference?/when will the accutane kick in? Thanks!
  14. Hi, First of all, I need to apologize for my English. English is not my native language, so I’m prone to make some mistakes. I’m 28 years old and never really had much problems with acne. When I was 18-19 I had a few cysts, but they disappeared after two visits with a dermatologist. He gave me benzoyl peroxide and an antibiotic cure (minocycline). The acne wasn’t that bad to start with but the cysts hurt and obviously I didn’t like them. When the acne didn’t come back, I didn’t go back to
  15. I never really had any problems with my skin until last year when I broke out on my chin and jawline with mild acne. I had a lot of pimples and whiteheads, but thankfully no cysts, however my skin was still a spotty red mess. I went to my GP who prescribed me Duac Once Daily Gel, which cleared me in about a month. I was happy. I still had the occasional break out and whiteheads but generally my skin was fine, a little uneven but fine. So I stopped with the Duac and went about life. On a few occa
  16. Hi! So I have been taking Lymecycline for just over two months now, it has worked wonders for my skin but I feel extremely nauseous for a few hours after taking it, I take it at night before I sleep for that reason. Recently I started my latest prescription of the antibiotic and have lost ALL of my appetite which is unusual for me, I love food, have a healthy relationship with food and eat everything put in front of me but in the last week I can't think of meals without feeling ill. I can'
  17. So many people have said that green tea is excellent for the skin. I have suffered from acne that can range from being mild, moderate and moderately severe. Currently my skin has completely cleared up and I'm doing my best to keep it this way. I have come across this pill called "Tegreen 97" by pharmanex. You may want to read this for how green tea impacts acne.. http://www.stopacne.com/herbal-remedies/green-tea-acne-treatment.htm And I am a believer of the statement that green tea defin
  18. Hello all, I suffer from mild-moderate acne (more moderate then mind) It's mostly around my jawline, lower cheeks, and forehead.. and I'm honestly not sure how to proceed treating it. My acne got worse last fall, I never had to much of a problem with it, sometimes I would stay home for a day because of a big pimple or something, but it never really bothered me to much. Now my acne has gotten to the point where I feel ashamed of my skin, it's worse than its ever been, and it's even getting to
  19. Hi there! So I finally completed my first month on Zenatane woo woo!! My blood work came back looking great so my dermatolgist decided to increase my dosage to 60mg. I'll admit, I was a bit nervous of what side effects way arise when the dosage was upped but within the last 2 weeks I haven't experienced anything drastic or scary. However, my skin has gotten A LOT drier since taking 60mg daily. I've been able to continue wearing foundation but it tends to flake really badly if I move my face a
  20. So I posted a topic on this forum a couple months ago and I figured out part of the reason my acne was getting so bad. First, I was using a coconut based face wash and moisturizer that DESTROYED my skin and in the process of trying to reverse it, I was using so many products on my face at one time that, while the worst of it was going away, my skin was still worse than I had ever seen it. Recently, I switched to using Cetaphil on my face since I do have incredibly sensitive skin and decided I s
  21. It's been about 9 years since I've posted anything here, but I'm back. I am an adult now, 26 years old (male), and acne has found it's way back onto my face and a little bit here and there on my back and chest. From the time that I finished my first course of Accutane (~17 years old), until I was 19, I had pretty clear skin. Between the ages of 19 and 26, I have experienced varying degrees of acne; nothing too serious or severe though. For most of this time, I was using Dan's Regimen. I n
  22. So after my bad reaction to Obagi Skin Products (crazy regimen) this is how I look. I have no used the products in over a month and in fact, I returned them all and got my $700 (almost $800) back. I am still on accutane and will go into my third month now. I am requesting a higher dosage because I have been taking 20mg. I use SHea Moisture african soap in a cleanser form morning and night and that's it. I dont know what to do, part of me wants to look into buying the Acne.Org Regimen but i
  23. I'm going to be coming off accutane soon, and I was wondering how soon I can start to consume alcohol again. I have been told by my derm that the medication stays in your system for a month after the last pill. Knowing the damage accutane can cause to your liver, I was wondering what a sensible amount of time to leave in between drinking and my last dose of accutane would be? Also, I am not a smoker. I do like a casual cigarette when out with friends and after reading the horror stories of h
  24. I have been on a low dose accutane treatment for 2 weeks now. (20mg/day) Last night i drank a lot and did laughing gas at a party, i didn't take the accutane before i went out and am continuing to take it from now on after missing that one night. I feel out of breath with a tight chest and was wondering if anyone had any similar experiences and what happened when they drank alcohol? please let me know what you think.