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Update- Still Clear After 1 Year!

Posted by myAMBERromance, 26 February 2013 · 534 views

SO, it's been a year and a half since I started my regimen (Bactrim 800-160 once daily, 25mg Spironolactone, CeraVe facewash, 6months Acanya topical), about 15 months since I started seeing DRASTIC improvement, and one year that I have been totally clear. I have to say, I NEVER imagined this could be possible for my skin. If you've read my previous blogs,...


100% Clarity

Posted by myAMBERromance, 06 July 2012 · 496 views

Just a quick udate since my struggle with seborrheic dermatitis had me down. I am glad the say that my skin is (and has been for the past few weeks) 100% clear of blemishes and visible seb derm. I had to back down my Bactrim dosage to 3 days on and 4 days off every week, and in addition to using Cortaid and Lotrimin as needed, I have successfully been able...


Maintaining Clarity But Diagnosed With Seborrheic Dermatitis

Posted by myAMBERromance, 08 May 2012 · 1,054 views

Well, I haven't had a blemish in probably 4-5 months now (YAY!) and thats the main thing keeping me positive the past month or so. I was diagnosed last week with Seborrheic Dermatitis, which is basically a buildup of yeast/bacteria on my face and neck which my body is having an immune response to, causing redness, irritation, dry skin, and hive-like...


New Year, New Me

Posted by myAMBERromance, 09 March 2012 · 255 views

SO, its been probably 2 months without a single blemish. Not. one. I'm over the moon. I feel like I'm finally seeing myself for the first time. Since I was 11 years old, I've avoided mirrors. I'd do my makeup in the morning (which was at least an hour long process, even when I wasn't leaving the house- I'd still wear a full face of...


Worlds Of Change

Posted by myAMBERromance, 28 November 2011 · 251 views

So lately I've been feeling like a different person since my skin's been gradually clearing and improving in texture/appearance. I feel like I'm actually myself- not hiding behind caked makeup, turtlenecks, long hair and bangs. A few weeks ago, I started work as the makeup and set artist for my local highschool's musical theatre program. In the dressing...


Maintaining Clarity!

Posted by myAMBERromance, 01 November 2011 · 169 views

Well, so far so good! I've been on my current regimen of 25mg Spiro, 800-160 Bactrim, Cerave facewash and Acanya (topical) for over a month now, and the results are looking pretty good! I'm staying between 85-95% clear on my face, neck & chest- which is amazing for me! Especially considering my average, untreated skin was usually only...


Increasing Bactrim Dosage

Posted by myAMBERromance, 08 October 2011 · 772 views

Well- its been a full week since I started the 1/2 of a. 800-160mg dosage of bactrim, and so far I've had no side effects to speak of and no rash in sight! Which, usually after being on an antibiotic for a week I start seeing the little prickly rashbumps popping up on my chest and neck, so its a good sign to me that there's no sign of a rash any time...


Adding Bactrim To Spiro And Topicals

Posted by myAMBERromance, 01 October 2011 · 188 views

Forgot to mention that my new derm also wrote me a prescription for a high dosage of Bactrim. From what I've read, it can seriously work wonders for most people's skin as long as they keep taking it and don't form a resistance. And can deal with any side effects, which with Bactrim it seems there are quite a few. I hesitated to take it at first, wanting to...


Spiro Improvement + New Derm And Topicals

Posted by myAMBERromance, 23 September 2011 · 202 views

First off- I'm quite excited to say that I really do think the Spiro is showing some good results in my skin after 6 weeks, even though I've only been taking 25mg for the past 5 weeks. I'm happy to say that I had virtually NO breakout before, during, or after my monthly cycle last week!!!! For me, thats pretty significant. Previous to the...


Spiro 1 Month

Posted by myAMBERromance, 12 September 2011 · 332 views

Its finally here! One whole month on Spironolactone. And you know what? I /think? I'm seeing the beginnings of some good results. Can't be sure, especially since I'm only on 25mg currently (going back up to 50mg in the next few weeks), but my skin seems to be doing noticeably better progressively in the past two weeks. Considering I've...






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