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Re: acne!

Posted by jsarirose on September 25, 2002, at 1:13:44

In reply to acne!, posted by cybercafe on September 24, 2002, at 21:38:51

> hey jess i am getting really bad acne (strangely small, little bumps, but many, many of them on my forehead) .... have you had any success? ... is it diet, exercise, anti-acne medication, what works best?

While I'm not happy that you are sharing this symptom with me, I am glad to get a little companionship. I don't think it's a very common side effect for everyone. It was hard to verify that the Parnate was causing it - but since it became horrible as I went up to 100mg and has since improved as I went back down to 40mg - I'm completely convinced it's the Parnate.

So - what to do. I see a dermatologist. All we do is treat it as a bad case of acne. I really don't know of any information specific to Parnate acne that suggests alternative treatment. I take Erythromycin (and there are other stronger antibiotics to combat it, but this one doesn't make me nauseas), and I use 10% Bactril (sp?) topical in the shower. And I do all the other regular things to treat acne. I also went back on the pill which helped quite a bit for me, however I don't recommend you try it! It does make me wonder if Parnate effects hormones at all (I've never heard that it does). However I have fairly messed up hormones anyway, so the pill takes care of several issues for me. Unfortunately that is all we've come up with so far.

I'm more than happy to trade info if you learn of anything though! I really didn't find much about it on the internet.





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