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I’m in my mid 40s. I had some
typical acne thru the late teen early 20s etc.that mostly went away. I developed a fair amount of back acne late 30’s to present ...When I did my first cycle of 500 test e/w surprisingly my back cleared up 80 percent . I came off cold turkey. 3 month later ran another 12 weeks at 500 still clear at the end of this run.... This time I ended up crusing at 150 a week after 12 week blast. about two weeks after I dropped from 500 to 150 mostly my neck but also my back broke out with huge painful acne cyst that were deep in the skin, super painful. Fast forward another 3 months, I’m back at 500 week. Its kind of cleared up on my neck, but has moved down my back . Shit hurts like a mofo . To the point we’re I really can’t get on a bench or I’ll be in a lot of pain ( more so then I already am) in a few days . I was thinking I might use some accutane, but I’ve heard more horror stories then positive ones . If I decide to give it a go are there any test I should take so I can monitor myself . Any other tips . Thanks for helping out
 

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Lipids and kidney function is all I can find out.
I’m curious if you’re using an AI? Some are more effective and increased E2can contribute to cystic acne
 

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Thanks TG. Forgot to add that I started 10 mg every other day of ug aromasin 4 weeks in on this cycle ..... i am also on 600 eq/w . I have been working on the road the last month and a half . I ll be getting more blood work done soon .... without an ai or the addition of the eq My e2 is usually around 75
 

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Thanks TG. Forgot to add that I started 10 mg every other day of ug aromasin 4 weeks in on this cycle ..... i am also on 600 eq/w . I have been working on the road the last month and a half . I ll be getting more blood work done soon .... without an ai or the addition of the eq My e2 is usually around 75
While on 500/w
 

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Thanks TG. Forgot to add that I started 10 mg every other day of ug aromasin 4 weeks in on this cycle ..... i am also on 600 eq/w . I have been working on the road the last month and a half . I ll be getting more blood work done soon .... without an ai or the addition of the eq My e2 is usually around 75
75 is too high and the aromasin will help, I like to use it daily because it has a 24hr half life. If you have tabs you can split them and 5mg once a day is a good dose to start. It will keep the plasma level more constant in your system.
 

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I’m in my mid 40s. I had some
typical acne thru the late teen early 20s etc.that mostly went away. I developed a fair amount of back acne late 30’s to present ...When I did my first cycle of 500 test e/w surprisingly my back cleared up 80 percent . I came off cold turkey. 3 month later ran another 12 weeks at 500 still clear at the end of this run.... This time I ended up crusing at 150 a week after 12 week blast. about two weeks after I dropped from 500 to 150 mostly my neck but also my back broke out with huge painful acne cyst that were deep in the skin, super painful. Fast forward another 3 months, I’m back at 500 week. Its kind of cleared up on my neck, but has moved down my back . Shit hurts like a mofo . To the point we’re I really can’t get on a bench or I’ll be in a lot of pain ( more so then I already am) in a few days . I was thinking I might use some accutane, but I’ve heard more horror stories then positive ones . If I decide to give it a go are there any test I should take so I can monitor myself . Any other tips . Thanks for helping out

I broke out in horrible bacne when I first started blasting - especially when reverting back to my TRT dosages. I tried everything on the market including cleansers and even a course of doxycycline. Nothing worked until I decided to run a low dose of Accutane - 10mg a day specifically. It was a miracle drug and got rid of my cystic acne in short order. I've since had no issues with flare ups. The only side effect was dry lips, and that was easily remedied by Carmex or chapstick.
 

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Thanks for the responses.... trying to get labs ordered while I have the chance but I can’t log into the site I use and no one is responding back to me via email. Never easy ! Anyways I’d like to know what some of my numbers are , I’ll post em when I get this squared away
 

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I was always told by my Dr it's 99% estrogen-related .. When he checks blood panels they always have elevated e2 panels. Keep a close eye on your estrogen and you should clear up.
 

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Thanks twisted . I was able to pull bloods yesterday will see
 

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Very interested to see what your labs look like. This is an odd situation indeed. Makes me wonder if your estrogen actually goes low on a cruise/trt dose. If my estrogen goes low my acne flares up. Also flares up on high estrogen. Centered estrogen and it's not bad.
 

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Very interested to see what your labs look like. This is an odd situation indeed. Makes me wonder if your estrogen actually goes low on a cruise/trt dose. If my estrogen goes low my acne flares up. Also flares up on high estrogen. Centered estrogen and it's not bad.
I am the precisely the same way.
 

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I’ve been doing what vision recommends.... If I skip a shower for what ever reason I ll get a few painful new ones quick.
 

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Here they are. Surprised I just had these done yesterday.... Have some questions about the test I’m using
 

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I've had this exact problem for years as well. Its fine on cycle, then back down to a cruise dose and I break out badly. I've done one high dose 6 month cycle of accutane which cleared me up well for about another 6 months. It was misery.
Then I did a low dose for another 4 months or so and it was tolerable and I had good results. Sometimes I consider doing a third low dose run of it.
My blood work generally shows my e2 in range and its hard to pin point the cause
 

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I've had this exact problem for years as well. Its fine on cycle, then back down to a cruise dose and I break out badly. I've done one high dose 6 month cycle of accutane which cleared me up well for about another 6 months. It was misery.
Then I did a low dose for another 4 months or so and it was tolerable and I had good results. Sometimes I consider doing a third low dose run of it.
My blood work generally shows my e2 in range and its hard to pin point the cause
Thanks for the response … what was your high and low dosage? …. My break outs have stopped considerably recently. Not sure if it’s because the eq and ai kicked in. I also stopped playing a sport due to season ending now I’m thinking it could be from sweating consistently. I ended up haveing a sciatica issue the past few weeks so no cardio either. I got to get back to breaking a solid sweat and see if that is part of the cause
 

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Thanks for the response … what was your high and low dosage? …. My break outs have stopped considerably recently. Not sure if it’s because the eq and ai kicked in. I also stopped playing a sport due to season ending now I’m thinking it could be from sweating consistently. I ended up haveing a sciatica issue the past few weeks so no cardio either. I got to get back to breaking a solid sweat and see if that is part of the cause

So the doc started me at a "high dose" of 80 I think? I did that for two months then went to 120mg for a couple, and 160mg for the last two months if I remember correctly. My low dose I did the second time was just 20mg, which maybe gave me some chapped lips and that was about it.

Sweating can definitely be an issue but in my opinion if the hormones are imbalanced then it will happen regardless no matter how clean you keep your skin. My guess would be like you said the eq and ai, your body is probably receiving a steady dose without fluctuations. Just my opinion
 

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In my experience with acne. Certain compounds give me acne while others dont.
Tren USED to give me acne when i first tried it. Nowdays i dont get a thing.
DECA gave me terrible acne even if e2 is in range
Test higher then 600mg gave me acne. Any lower i dont a thing

u can also try another carrier. My gym buddy who i used to get from gave me terrible acne. Those super big hard bumps. I got big but when i switched carrier even with the same dosages i dont see anything
 

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What i did to stop the acne was

1. Shower when u get home from work, shower after u workout, shower before bed ( try not to scrub to hard. If possible soap with just your hands. Dr squatch works wonderful for acne)

2. Every 3 days clean your body scrubber with dish soap. (Trust me u will never believe how dirty it gets)

3. benzol peroxide body wash at night and salycidic acid lotion at night

4. TOWEL. believe me how dirty towels can get. Change it every 2- 3 days. Especially after all those showers

5. Keep Estrogen in check.

I went from flared up chest, shoulder, and back to almost nothing
 

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What i did to stop the acne was

1. Shower when u get home from work, shower after u workout, shower before bed ( try not to scrub to hard. If possible soap with just your hands. Dr squatch works wonderful for acne)

2. Every 3 days clean your body scrubber with dish soap. (Trust me u will never believe how dirty it gets)

3. benzol peroxide body wash at night and salycidic acid lotion at night

4. TOWEL. believe me how dirty towels can get. Change it every 2- 3 days. Especially after all those showers

5. Keep Estrogen in check.

I went from flared up chest, shoulder, and back to almost nothing
Thanks this is what I’ve been doing recently, and it seems to be working . Those hard bumps are dreadful, constant pain, and nothing but black teeshirts. I usually have 1 active lately not 20
 

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On my last blast I had bad faicial acne. New for me. Nothing worked. A.I.'s didn't help, every skin treatment known to man, nada. Didn't want to run Accutane, so I finally found a solution. Red light therapy worked and it worked very well.
 

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Thanks for sharing. Where did you get this done and how does it work financially? thanks
 

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Thanks for sharing. Where did you get this done and how does it work financially? thanks
You can do it at Plantet Fitness. But I prefer a better gym. I ordered two red light units off Walmarts website (amazon is twice the price for same unit) for about $50. Just type in red light therapy on their site. TONS of options.
 

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I broke out in horrible bacne when I first started blasting - especially when reverting back to my TRT dosages. I tried everything on the market including cleansers and even a course of doxycycline. Nothing worked until I decided to run a low dose of Accutane - 10mg a day specifically. It was a miracle drug and got rid of my cystic acne in short order. I've since had no issues with flare ups. The only side effect was dry lips, and that was easily remedied by Carmex or chapstick.
How long did you run the Accutane at 10mg?
 

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I broke out in horrible bacne when I first started blasting - especially when reverting back to my TRT dosages. I tried everything on the market including cleansers and even a course of doxycycline. Nothing worked until I decided to run a low dose of Accutane - 10mg a day specifically. It was a miracle drug and got rid of my cystic acne in short order. I've since had no issues with flare ups. The only side effect was dry lips, and that was easily remedied by Carmex or chapstick.
@PolishRifle

How long did you run the Accutane at 10mg? And where did u get it?
 
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