Thread: Anyone had acne?
11-22-2006, 09:09 PM #1
Anyone had acne?
I have been suffering with acne for a few weeks now and I am just wondering if this is a side effect of the elmiron I am taking. Can anyone help?
11-23-2006, 02:14 AM #2
It's not a side effect I have heard anyone mention.
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11-23-2006, 04:58 AM #3Originally Posted by javone77Blessings and Hope
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11-23-2006, 07:05 AM #4
I have acne too and am not quite sure as to why. I am also on Elmiron but, I am as well on a lot of other meds. I have really started to notice the acne more since I have been having steriod instills. It isn't like huge acne but, its like tiny acne almost like an allerigic reaction to something. I too have it along my hairline, cheeks,and chest. I have been using Proactiv which seems to be helping but, if yous top using it, it will come right back. So, I have an appt. with a local dermatologist to take a look. We will see what happens. I would suggest the Proactiv though-it does work but, you must use it as directed. Morning and night and don't skip a day or it will make the acne worse. As long as you use it right, it will help for stubborn acne.Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results."
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TREATMENT: Instillations, TENS Unit, Physical
12-13-2006, 10:19 AM #5
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I have had it even as an adult. I have to take Accutane to control it. I have had 3 rounds of accutane all together. Most doctors won't let you do that but mine were so spread apart. My first round at age 16, my second was just a mini, 2 month round at 19 right before I got married ( had to have nice wedding pictures!) and my third round at 27. The last one seems to have done the trick, and the elmiron did not bring it back.
12-14-2006, 05:39 AM #6
I have it too. I am off Elmiron now and it never was a trigger for me. I have trouble when I am stressed or have too much sugar!
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05-10-2007, 12:24 PM #7
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Yes. I think the tiny acne bumps are from the elmiron. I head weird small bumps on my forehead before elmiron- I think from my intestine being affected or the IC. Over 25 years of bad acne. Accutane almost killed my twin and me and was causative I think in starting my IC. The elmiron seems to make my face oily.
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