Little Things You Love

This forum is for members to discuss topics that do not relate to anime music videos.

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:48 am

Kionon wrote:Curious, are you on BC at all? I'm on a variant of ortho tricyclen for hormone rebalancing, and it's the best my skin has been EVER. I used to have one or two pimples anywhere on my face at any given time, and sometimes elsewhere. I also just saw a picture of me in 2006 and my skin was sooooooo horrid.

Don't have that problem anymore.


I was on the pill for twelve or so years, but stopped about a year ago when we lost our insurance. I can afford the prescription, however the appointments to get it renewed are murderously expensive. (Didn't need to be on it anyway; it was purely for personal convenience.) Anyway, my skin was the same then as it is now. It freaked out a little in the first month or two that I quit, but it has pretty much leveled out back to normal.

I suspect that much of my problem is poor diet, lack of exercise, that sort of thing. I mean, I'm always diligent about washing off my makeup properly and moisturizing with facial lotion every day, so I don't think it's a matter of hygiene.
User avatar
dj_ultima_the_great
 
Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Resident Videogame Editor

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Athena » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:54 am

dj_ultima_the_great wrote:I was on the pill for twelve or so years, but stopped about a year ago when we lost our insurance. I can afford the prescription, however the appointments to get it renewed are murderously expensive. (Didn't need to be on it anyway; it was purely for personal convenience.) Anyway, my skin was the same then as it is now. It freaked out a little in the first month or two that I quit, but it has pretty much leveled out back to normal.

I suspect that much of my problem is poor diet, lack of exercise, that sort of thing. I mean, I'm always diligent about washing off my makeup properly and moisturizing with facial lotion every day, so I don't think it's a matter of hygiene.


Yeah, those fucking charges (not so little things you hate). I'm always annoyed when certain people with certain ideologies like to talk about the $4/$9 OT generics without mentioning how expensive it is to get the prescriptions for it in the first place, and I'm not exception to this. And then some places really want you to do something else (or make you do something else) like pap smears or blood tests. Canada's NHI is all about the pap smears. Japan's is all about the blood tests (which, fine, okay, in my case sure, because I am taking so much of it, but I'm not sure why women taking low doses need it). At least they blood tests are covered to a degree. I have a co-pay of 30%...

But yeah, my skin cleared up within like... two weeks. It was amazing.
Image
User avatar
Athena
I ♥ the 80's
 
Joined: 02 Mar 2001
Location: Japan
Status: Sad Girl on Mac

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby JaddziaDax » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:58 am

A lot of women tend to break out just before their cycle, so that could be a factor too. However if you don't notice much difference between being on the pill and not on it, I guess I wouldn't worry about that.

I had a friend who was convinced that anything touching her face would cause her to break out.

When you do break out, is it generally in a place you touch your face? or where you rest your head in your hand? if so that could also be the cause.

My face cleared up a lot when I went on my medications, however there is a risk of cancer with what I'm taking.. and the rest of that story is probably a topic left to pm. ;)
User avatar
JaddziaDax
Crazy Cat Lady!
 
Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Location: somewhere i think O.o
Status: I has a TRU Arceus

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Athena » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:27 am

JaddziaDax wrote:A lot of women tend to break out just before their cycle, so that could be a factor too. However if you don't notice much difference between being on the pill and not on it, I guess I wouldn't worry about that.


I'd agree. I think it's a pretty typical reaction, and the pill often seems to help. But I've also known women/currently know women who had the opposite reaction.

Another option might be something like spironolactone, which is an androgen blocker and sometimes helps. It can also help with hirsuitism if that's an issue. But it's a diuretic, and you have to drink a lot more water.

My face cleared up a lot when I went on my medications, however there is a risk of cancer with what I'm taking.. and the rest of that story is probably a topic left to pm. ;)


:up: ...for the first part of that at least. Yay for clear skin!
Image
User avatar
Athena
I ♥ the 80's
 
Joined: 02 Mar 2001
Location: Japan
Status: Sad Girl on Mac

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby catgod » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:23 pm

staying up till 3am to watch k-dramas while pigging out on ice cream and ramen with my bffs oh sweet jesus how I've missed summer
do you even kininarimasu!?
http://shitstirspearesays.tumblr.com/
User avatar
catgod
cat stalker
 
Joined: 23 Sep 2012

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Otohiko » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:36 pm

mom's cooking and dad's music <3
Otohiko
 
Joined: 05 May 2003

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby FarmXD » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:11 pm

Myself.....no, not really xD
Umbreon <3
And post rock.
And better! Drawing listening good music (specially some post rock artist)

:up:
Image
Image
User avatar
FarmXD
Farmer Farm wants to battle!
 
Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Location: Santiago, Chile.
Status: Pressing F5

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby animefreak00007 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:54 pm

I did my first set of pull ups today instead of using resistance bands. Granted I had to do the chair method to do them, but I'm still rather quite proud of myself since a year ago I couldn't even do the chair method!
User avatar
animefreak00007
 
Joined: 13 Oct 2007

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Kitsuner » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:38 pm

Hormel's Compleat Mac & Cheese tastes very similar to KFC's Mac & Cheese... it's not a perfect match, but it's close enough~
OtakuGray wrote:Sometimes anime can branch out to a younger audience and this is one of those times where you wish children would just go die.
Stirspeare wrote:<Stirspeare> Lopez: Vanquish my virginity and flood me with kit. ["Ladies..."]
User avatar
Kitsuner
Maximum Hotness
 
Joined: 16 Feb 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Status: Top Breeder

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Ileia » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:43 pm

We have to go back and stock up!
User avatar
Ileia
CornDog Whisperer
 
Joined: 09 Aug 2004
Location: On teh Z-drive, CornDog
Status: ....to completion

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Kitsuner » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:53 am

When delayed plans finally succeed~
OtakuGray wrote:Sometimes anime can branch out to a younger audience and this is one of those times where you wish children would just go die.
Stirspeare wrote:<Stirspeare> Lopez: Vanquish my virginity and flood me with kit. ["Ladies..."]
User avatar
Kitsuner
Maximum Hotness
 
Joined: 16 Feb 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Status: Top Breeder

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby catgod » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:48 pm

~~~
do you even kininarimasu!?
http://shitstirspearesays.tumblr.com/
User avatar
catgod
cat stalker
 
Joined: 23 Sep 2012

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby FarmXD » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:12 pm

a-m-v.org emoticons.

:taco:
Image
Image
User avatar
FarmXD
Farmer Farm wants to battle!
 
Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Location: Santiago, Chile.
Status: Pressing F5

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby Priyanka24 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:52 am

A kiss from my dog. :oops: :P
Priyanka24
 
Joined: 19 Jun 2013

Re: Little Things You Love

Postby catgod » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:04 pm

sending satanic messages to peoples whos cats apparently "hate" me ^__^
do you even kininarimasu!?
http://shitstirspearesays.tumblr.com/
User avatar
catgod
cat stalker
 
Joined: 23 Sep 2012

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest