Treatments For Acne During Pregnancy

William asks…

Has anyone with endometriosis had a good experience with Lupron?

I have had two laparoscopies in the past three years and I’m having pain again. The doctor suggested this instead since I don’t want to get pregnant right now. Any input would be great! Thanks.

admin answers:

Lupron is a horrendous drug. The manufacturer reports the following possible side effects, including but certainly not limited to:

Asthenia, General pain, Headache, Hot flashes/sweats, Nausea/vomiting, GI disturbances, Edema, Weight gain/loss, Acne, Hirsutism, Joint disorder, Myalgia, Decreased libido, Depression/emotional lability, Dizziness, Nervousness, Neuromuscular disorders, Paresthesias, Skin reactions at injection site, Breast changes/tenderness/pain, Vaginitis, Flu-like symptoms, Heart palpitations, Syncope, Tachycardia, Appetite changes, Dry mouth, Thirst, Ecchymosis, Lymphadenopathy, Anxiety, Insomnia/Sleep disorders, Delusions, Memory disorder, Personality disorders, Rhinitis, Alopecia, Hair disorder, Nail disorder, Conjunctivitis, Ophthalmologic disorders, Taste perversion, and Dysuria.

Typically, users of Lupron also experience what is known as Clinical Flare, which is an exacerbation of side effects and symptoms during the first 2 injections or so. Addback therapy, much touted by prescribing physicians, does little to mitigate these effects.

It is unfortunate that all the patients suffering the long-term negative effects of this drug are disbelieved by others, including the medical industry. The PR and marketing monster known as Takeda Abbott Pharmaceuticals (the drug’s maker) spends billions of dollars advertising and marketing this drug every year, as well as providing enticing incentives to docs to Rx it to their patients (this is a FACT; TAP paid a record $875million fine for just that about 4 years ago). So it’s hard for the patient who is suffering from long-term negative effects to be heard.

That “EndoKnow” site and the “Lupron1″ website and all others of a similar nature, which masquerade as helpful communication tools on how to talk to your doc and effectively treat your disease are little more than thinly disguised direct-to-consumer marketing tools paid for by TAP, which take your private contact info and disseminate them to the manufacturer. Beware also editorial materials bought and paid for by TAP, such as those featured through the Endo Association. One has to ask, if it’s paid for, what slant does it have to give?? Look for unbiased materials.

Most docs don’t look past the one tiny study put out by PAID ADVISORS to the Lupron manufacturer that indicates Lupron is a “safe, cost-effective” way of treating Endo. I see nothing safe or cost-effective about inducing significantly negative, long lasting side effects in women who are already suffering with an insidious disease. Read both of these papers (even if already diagnosed):

http://www.endocenter.org/pdf/surgery%20vs.%20gnrh.pdf

Surgery versus the Use of Lupron Depot as Treatment

http://www.endocenter.org/pdf/PreDiagnosisGnRH.pdf

Use of Lupron Depot Prior to Surgical Diagnosis

You really need to have your disease excised, which confers the most successful and long-term relief of symptoms. See www.endometriosistreatment.org and www.centerforendo.com for info on excision and why it is superior to vaporization, ablation, medical therapies like Lupron, etc.

Pregnancy and Lupron are not cures for Endometriosis, nor is pregnancy a “treatment” that can be “prescribed” any more than menopause or hysterectomy can. There is no absolute cure, but physicians specializing in the disease who use modern concepts for treatment instead of old wive’s tales and biased literature from the manufacturer have higher and longer-term success rates than those who put their patients on the treatment merry go round over and over.

Don’t take my word for it…I also recommend speaking to people here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/erc

http://www.geocities.com/lupronfacts/facts.html

http://www.redflagsweekly.com/letters/letters5.htm

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/lupron/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LupronVictims/

For feedback on actual experiences.

Good luck and think long and hard about your options. You DO have choices and another doctor who has dedicated their life to treating only Endo can offer you the best resources.

Good luck!

Mary asks…

What are these weird pimple type things?

I have these weird pimples, they are a bit deeper than normal pimples and if you manage to squeeze them it comes out thicker than normal pus from normal pimples. But the things is, most are located on my chest where the hair is *Im 17*. When they first come on my chest they hurt although after a while they dont hurt, and its hard to squeeze them.
I Also have only a few located on the shaft of my penis. Although it only goes halfway. (There aint many)

I am 17, very hygenic and still a virgin.

admin answers:

Hi jus read your info … Its good that you are hygienic
The number one cause of acne is the production of sex hormones, known as androgen, that begins at puberty. This is why majority of acne sufferers are adolescents and teens. Hormones are responsible for then acne flare-ups during menstruation and pregnancy.
It is usually a bit hard to treat chest acne as it takes up a larger area, but then again it can easily be gotten rid of with the help of stronger acne treatment solutions as the skin is rather very soft and sensitive. Getting rid of chest acne requires just five very easy steps, which are:
Take a Shower
The first step that can be taken up to get rid of chest acne is in the shower!!! For this you would want to use a specifically prepared soap or body disinfectant to bathe the pretentious part on your chest. Good anti-acne ingredients such as Salicylic Acid can be found in the perfect chest acne treatments. But here you also need to make sure that you do not over rub or intensely scour your chest acne. Exfoliating can further annoy your previously goaded skin which can worsen your chest acne.
Another very important factor in getting rid of your acne is to wear loose-fitting clothing in breathable fabric all through the day. Necklines along with tight fitting collars should be avoided and materials such as cotton or linen should be used.
If u want more info goto http://acne-scars.we.bs/ also check the good skin clinic over there ..

Thanks bye tc …..

Ken asks…

What does pH balance have to do with Acne?

I heard this some toner balance the ph.

How important is that? What does it do? Does pH help prevent getting pimples?? what toner is good to balance it?

admin answers:

I did some research and talked to my doctor to find the most common causes of acne.

• Hormones: The number one cause of acne is the production of sex hormones, known as androgen, that begins at puberty. This is why majority of acne sufferers are adolescents and teens. Hormones are responsible for then acne flare-ups during menstruation and pregnancy.

• When the sebaceous gland is stimulated by androgens, it produces extra sebum. In its journey up the follicle toward the surface, the sebum mixes with common skin bacteria and dead skin cells that have been shed from the lining of the follicle. While this process is normal, the presence of extra sebum in the follicle increases the chances of clogging — and acne.

• Stress: can also cause the production of hormones, such as cortisol, which can aggravate acne. Stress brings upon different hormone levels. With hormone changes the body prompts the skins oil glands to enlarge, secreting more oil. Which causes white heads, black heads and pimples.

• Oily or heavy make up: Heavy make-up clogs the pores and oily make-ups add more oil, which only adds to the problem if oily skin already exists. Cosmetics, especially certain moisturizers, foundations and pomades contain lanolin, petrolatum, vegetable oils, butyl stearate, lauryl alcohol and oleic acid.

• Certain medications and steroids: Vitamins are good for your body, But an excess of vitamins B1, B6 and B12 can cause acne flare-ups. These vitamins are good for the skin, but avoid overuse.

• Diets: For some people, a diet that is high in refined carbohydrates and sugars can actually aggravate their acne.

• Over abrasive cleansing: Harsh exfoliators can damage skin and spread infections.

• Picking and squeezing: This can actually send the infection deeper into the skin and can cause scarring.

• Environmental irritants: such as high humidity and pollution. High humidity actually causes swelling of skin. Pollution is of course is a big cause for clogging your pores.

• Genes: Family members who are also acne sufferers. Acne is inherited and severe cases known as cystic acne usually come from heredity.

And…

What the skin needs is a product that clears pores and kills bacteria, thus preventing hair follicles from clogging and turning into acne. This is what you should be looking for if you want to get rid of those ugly acne.

Before trying any treatment, I suggest you read this informational source that listed the most effective acne treatments available:

http://www.mlnks.com/acne.php

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