Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A Rave and the Best Drugs I've Ever Taken

So the local craft store had glow sticks in packs of 15 for $1. This is what my som bought with his allowance this week. Tonight was a blur of glow sticks and hip hop - too cute.

Several months ago I started taking an anti-acne medicine. I'm 36 and was getting 1 - 3 cystic pimples (the really big ones that hurts and take a week or more to heal) every menstrual cycle. Fed up I asked my doctor for help and he prescribed a low grade antibiotic. I take a probiotic to help balance it and I have to up my calcium to offset the mineral binding effect of the medicine. It is so great to be mostly acne free - I can hardly describe how wonderful it is for my self esteem and self image. I tend to be very natural and this was a very big step for me, but I love it. It vain, but true.


Sierra said...

I love the title of this post. Isn't it amazing how things change with kids?
Sounds like you found the perfect cure for the cystic pimple blues. I am curious about the drugs because I am suffering the same crisis between "very natural" and "hot momma". I am ready for more hot momma!

yertle said...

That sounds like so much fun!

I am glad that the drugs are working for you and that you were able to take the step to do what you needed to do to make you happy.

You get to be whoever you want to be without worrying about the labels. In the end we are all just who we are -- a mixture of good and bad traits just like everyone else. Your vain self deserves to be loved and honored too, and she gave a gift to your natural self with an improved self image.

Squish said...

Sierra, I am on tetracycline. It was really scary to start, especially for someone who doesn't even like cold medicine. One problem is that you have to keep taking it as long as you want results and the timing is a little challenging as you have to time it between meals twice a day. I had tried all the over the counter and was up to three different products (wash, toner, moisture) during the day.