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Board: Diet & Nutrition 04-28-2003, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By TSB
Post Weight loss plateau...tips needed

I am a 5 foot 4 inch woman - 37 years of age. I have lost 12 pounds and want to lose another 20 (goal is 150).

I exercise 1 1/2 hours a day (45 to 50 minutes cardio and the rest lifting weights)...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-23-2003, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By TSB
Post I had a breast reduction over two decades ago. I...

I had a breast reduction over two decades ago. I had the anchor scar and my nipples made smaller.

Because the nipple is darker than surrounding skin, there is almost no scar visable.

The...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-22-2003, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By TSB
Post "bottoming out"

You can do a search on the web on this and I think they have a picture of what it looks like.

By the way....."bottoming out" can happen with breast reductions where the women gained weight and...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-22-2003, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By TSB
Post "Bottoming out" is when your skin stretchs to...

"Bottoming out" is when your skin stretchs to accomodate the increased bulk. The bulk then slides or falls below the nipple line.

In other words, sagging.

Women with larger breasts tend...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-22-2003, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By TSB
Post Dear Junalo, Yes. I am planning on having a...

Dear Junalo,

Yes. I am planning on having a breast reduction and possibly an upper blepharoplasty in Thailand this July.

I have made an appointment with a very reputable plastic surgeon who is...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-22-2003, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By TSB
Post And to support "Still Just a Girls" opinion... ...

And to support "Still Just a Girls" opinion...

Women who are small in stature and body size that get large implants (larger than a C) look out of proportion and obviously fake. (Like that blonde...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-22-2003, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By TSB
Post I had a breast reduction a long time ago. The...

I had a breast reduction a long time ago. The first year the anchor scars was noticable. But with time, the scars do fade away.

Lifting the nipple is required in a breast reduction or breast...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-22-2003, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By TSB
Post Dear Carfare: At age 15, you may need to...

Dear Carfare:

At age 15, you may need to wait 1 to 3 more years to fully develop into PHYSICAL maturity.

The reason for this waiting period is that many plastic surgeons don't like to operate...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-17-2003, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,136
Posted By TSB
Post Oh Zibah....I enjoyed your post! What a hoot! ...

Oh Zibah....I enjoyed your post! What a hoot!

I wonder if Aretha would appreciate being used as the barometer of a "fat face." Since Jackie Gleason is dead I guess his feelings aren't a concern....
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-17-2003, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By TSB
Post I can't think of a surgical procedure that will...

I can't think of a surgical procedure that will "decrease" the thinness of your skin which could be the cause of your dark circles.

Could you possibly have anemia? This sometimes creates...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-17-2003, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,112
Posted By TSB
Post In the Dermatology Times (online) there is an...

In the Dermatology Times (online) there is an article on under the "Cosmetic Dermatology" section that has some interesting info on two drugs called Restylane (Q-med) and

The article related how...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-16-2003, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,110
Posted By TSB
Post I have been on Dr. Meronk's web page. He...

I have been on Dr. Meronk's web page.

He seems to be particularly qualified as he specializes in ONLY eye surgery.

I must say I was greatly impressed with his credentials and his website...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-16-2003, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By TSB
Post To Nalacyc07 - overseas surgery

I am arranging to have a breast reduction and possibly even an upper eye blepharoplasty done in Thailand.

I picked Thailand because I have been there before and had excellent medical treatment for...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-16-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,238
Posted By TSB
Post Blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery

I have heard that if you have hypothyroidism that having eyelid surgery is more risky.

I have hypothyroidism. But I have been taking thyroid replacement hormone for years now and my body does not...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 04-16-2003, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By TSB
Post It sounds like you are a good candidate for...

It sounds like you are a good candidate for breast reduction. And more than likely your insurance will pay for it if you can actually remove a specific amount of tissue from each breast. (my...
Board: Urology 03-24-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,588
Posted By TSB
Post Protein? I am not abasolutely certain. I...

Protein?

I am not abasolutely certain. I would think so being seen by a urologist and that my primary care physician is very thorough. But I will ask on my next annual physical coming up.in 6...
Board: Urology 03-21-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,588
Posted By TSB
Post Microscopic hematuria

Hi everyone:

A few years ago I had an infection, an symptomless uti possibly that reached my kidneys. It was only noticed when I had a urinalsys on my annual physical.

Since then, every time I...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 03-20-2003, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By TSB
Post Breast size, implants, devils advocate

I have read that some women want implants to be a D or even larger.

I have some quesions.

1) Will your implants always remain "perky?" Or with time will they develop a natural fall/drop as...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 03-19-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By TSB
Post Kaiser paid for mine when I was 16. But I was...

Kaiser paid for mine when I was 16. But I was 135 pounds and a double EE cup. Too huge!!!!


Many insurances will pay for it if you have physical problems due to breast size. They have a list...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 03-19-2003, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,390
Posted By TSB
Post Breast reduction...etc.....

Hi,

I had a breast reduction at age 16 (I was a double EE)because I was montrously huge for my age and weight. My reduction was to a C cup. It improved my quality of life by leaps and bounds.
...
Board: Acne 02-13-2003, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,221
Posted By TSB
Post Dear Alive777, Elidel is a new product. And...

Dear Alive777,

Elidel is a new product. And what I have been reading is from other boards by sebderm sufferers that it seems to help them.

It is prescribed for dermatitis and sebderm. Since...
Board: Acne 02-13-2003, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,189
Posted By TSB
Post Try a combination approach.... A retinoid...

Try a combination approach....

A retinoid topical (differen, Retin-A, Azelaz, Retin-A Micro, Tazorac) at night. All retinoids help in regulating the abnormal keratization of skin cells (when your...
Board: Acne 02-13-2003, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,504
Posted By TSB
Post Scalp acne....Yes I had that for a while. It...

Scalp acne....Yes I had that for a while. It could a staph infection or foliculitis.

Try not to pick.....at night put clearacil on the bumps.

And yes...go ahead and try using something like...
Board: Acne 02-13-2003, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,068
Posted By TSB
Post Edema, water retention..... Many birth...

Edema, water retention.....

Many birth control pills (including Ortho-tricyclen) cause some weight gain or water retention. One reason why women feel their breasts get bigger while on the pill.
...
Board: Acne 02-11-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,019
Posted By TSB
Post Thyroid & acne response

I am sorry for not following up with all of you earlier about the thyroid and acne issues.

The normal range is 0.237(approx) to 5.5. The closer you are to the 0.2 number the more active your...
Board: Acne 02-11-2003, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,221
Posted By TSB
Post Dear Alive777

Don't use hydro-cortisone for long term treatment.

Hydro-cortisone is a steroid cream. It suppresses the immune response in your skin. Long term use can thin your skin. Additionally, you may...
Board: Acne 02-11-2003, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,923
Posted By TSB
Post Accutane may help. I had hormonal acne and it...

Accutane may help. I had hormonal acne and it seems to REDUCE it to a manageable level where afterwards I could use a topical retin-A to stay clear.

As for the issue of pregancy.....you have to...
Board: Acne 02-10-2003, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By TSB
Post Don't use hydrocortisone for long term treatment....

Don't use hydrocortisone for long term treatment. It thins your skin. Which can lead to problems later. It suppresses your immune response in the skin. And if you use to long it can become...
Board: Acne 02-10-2003, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,347
Posted By TSB
Post Differin, Azelax, Retin-A Micro

Hi everyone;

My skin gets a nice oily shine two hours after I wash. I've previously used Retin-A cream 0.1% and Tazorac cream and gel at 0.1% strength. These are so creamy/greasy. I hate how...
Board: Acne 02-10-2003, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,175
Posted By TSB
Post Yes. Rosacea is often confused with acne...

Yes.

Rosacea is often confused with acne and vice versa.

Rosacea is a skin disease that is vascular. The capillaries in your face can't reconstrict if they expand to let more blood flow to...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-07-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,428
Posted By TSB
Post "borderline" enlarged heart

About four years ago (at age 31 and 165 pounds) my doctor noticed I had a slight heart murmur during a routine physical. So, she had me take a EKG and a ultrasound. Ther results came back...
Board: Acne 12-19-2002, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By TSB
Re: Breakout - is it the accutane or stress

On your 14th day.....

It is the beginning of the intitial break out. You will get a lot worse before it gets better.

I had severe intitial breakout for about a month. I mean cystic and...
Board: Acne 12-19-2002, 11:43 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 34,745
Posted By TSB
Post Dear 21withacne: Did your dermatologist...

Dear 21withacne:

Did your dermatologist start you on a low dose of accutane with the intention of increasing it half way threw the treatment? (This is a new approach to treatment to avoid the...
Board: Acne 12-19-2002, 11:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,561
Posted By TSB
Post 37 year old female. Started having severe acne...

37 year old female. Started having severe acne at age 27 (before I had one or two pimples only).

I have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Acne went away when I became severely hypothyroidic....
Board: Acne 12-17-2002, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By TSB
Re: this will sound very disgusting i think u know what im about to ask

Masturbation?

Are you serious?

This falls into the category of the girl who proclaimed sex made her skin better.

Masturbation and sex have no input or affect on your skin and how it looks....
Board: Acne 12-17-2002, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By TSB
Re: Hypothyroidism and acne!?

Drugs currently on:

Synthroid 75mcg a day (for hypothyroidism)
Ortho-tricyclen (for acne)
Tazorac 0.1 once a day (for acne)
Klaron 10% (for acne)

The problem for me is that I feel better at...
Board: Acne 12-17-2002, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By TSB
Re: Hypothyroidism and acne!?

Drugs currently on:

Synthroid 75mcg a day (for hypothyroidism)
Ortho-tricyclen (for acne)
Tazorac 0.1 once a day (for acne)
Klaron 10% (for acne)

The problem for me is that I feel better at...
Board: Acne 12-16-2002, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By TSB
Birth control pill

Hi all,

I used to be on Ortho-tricyclen (and also use retin-A and an antibacterial) for acne and it worked. 100%.

Then last year I started breaking out. Anyway, to make a long story short. I...
Board: Acne 12-16-2002, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By TSB
Re: Hypothyroidism and acne!?

Hypothyroidism and acne.

I have had acne since age 26 (when it got really bad).

I have also been diagnosed with hypothyroidism at age 31.

Now my experience has been reversed kinda. When my...
Board: Acne 11-18-2002, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Posted By TSB
What 'spiro' is and does

When you see posters refering to "spiro" they are talking about spironolactone. Spironolactone is an anti-hypetensive drug that was discovered to have strong anti-androgenic side effects. A lot of...
Board: Acne 11-15-2002, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By TSB
Re: benzamycin and tazorac

Dear Lillie:

Yes, my derm also told me to wear the tazorac for a minute and then wash off. But I wear it all night.
Because to be honest it just wasn't doing the trick on the 1 minute approach. ...
Board: Acne 11-15-2002, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By TSB
Re: B5 vs. Retin A! Which is better?

Well, if you ask me I would always opt for something topical (a retinoid and antibacterial combo approach) to a internal treatment.

My reasoning is that you are medicating only the surface of your...
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By TSB
Re: Anyone have a GOOD experience with antibiotics?

Bad outcomes only on antibiotics.

I developed adult acne. At first the antibiotics seemed to work and then my acne came back. Then I found out the antibiotics were giving me liver function...
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By TSB
A suggestion for all of you to consider

I want younger people on this board (in their teens and early 20's) to keep in mind that their acne condition will more than likely improve once their bodies/hormones have stabilized after they've...
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 71,058
Posted By TSB
Re: breakouts only around mouth??

Ever hear of perorial dermatitis or perorial acne?

Both are different but present similiar symptoms of acne like eruptions around the mouth and chin lower chin.
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By TSB
Re: saw palmetto??

It blocks DHT (Dyhydro-testosterone) from binding at receptor sites in your body. Meaning it lowers the effect of testosterone in your body. It is used for men who have prostrate problems in...
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By TSB
Re: benzamycin and tazorac

Dear Lillie19:

How did your dermatologist prescribe the application of these?

I am using tazorac 0.1 cream (less oily than the gel) at night and then Klaron 10% (antibacterial) in the morning....
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,274
Posted By TSB
Re: Erythromycin PILLS!

I took it for about six weeks and it caused liver function problems. My liver function tests were way high. Once I was off of them, my liver function returned to normal.

During that time it...
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By TSB
Re: spiro or an anti-androgen bcp (ie diane or yasmin).

Dear Josh:

I am assuming that you are a guy...If so, you cannot take these drugs. They decrease testosterone levels and that is why they are restricted for MEN NOT TO USE!

Only women take...
Board: Acne 11-14-2002, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By TSB
Re: spiro or an anti-androgen bcp (ie diane or yasmin).

Dear Josh:

I am assuming that you are a guy...If so, you cannot take these drugs. They decrease testosterone levels and that is why they are restricted for men to use.
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