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Where I'm At Now

Posted by Mels23, 22 November 2014 · 33 views

It's been about 6 weeks since I stopped taking Bactrm and I'm so happy with how my skin has been. My biggest fear was that after quitting Bactrim my acne would come back and flare up just like the last time I stopped taking my oral meds, but nope! My acne has been pretty under control! Can't say I'm 100% acne free, or that I've had a day like that, but my...


1 Month Post-Bactrim

Posted by Mels23, 09 November 2014 · 89 views

4 weeks ago I finally stopped taking Bactrim. Felt nice to finally not have to worry about taking it every day, or always having to remember to bring it with me on trips.
Saw my derm Monday and got a 60% chemical peel. Noticed my face burning a lot more than usual when it was on. Well, my skin was red for the rest of the day, and super super  dry for abou...


Almost Off Of Bactrim!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 11 October 2014 · 137 views

Two weeks ago I moved down from taking one Bactrim pill a day to one only every other day. My acne hasn't flared up at all. I still get whiteheads and pimples, but they're definitely not as bad as they used to be. Still using Epiduo in the evening. Don't know if I've seen much improvement with my hyperpigmentation. I had a derm's appointment scheduled for...


Seems Under Control!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 16 September 2014 · 178 views
clay mask, epiduo
Saw my derm yesterday, and one of the first things she said was "Wow your skin has gotten so much better!!"
 
Last week I was reading on some ways to help control oily skin, and I heard about using a clay mask, so I went out to CVS and bought the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado and Oatmeal Facial Clay mask. I used it every day for 3 days, for just...


Looking Back

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 30 August 2014 · 184 views

I had a dermatologist appointment on the 19th and I TOTALLY FORGOT so I had to reschedule for the 15th of next month
 
I look through my Bactrim album and I just love seeing how well my skin has been doing in comparison to when I first started. I've still got a lot of scarring, and I still get small pimples here and there, but the hyperpigmentation s...


Day One Hundred Twenty-Something

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 20 July 2014 · 176 views

Derm appointment last Friday. I've been going to that clinic for almost 2 years, and this was the first time I had my appointment with the head derm, hah. Even though he'd never seen me before, he still said "Seems your skin is doing a lot better!", which is actually a bit true. I'm still getting pimples here and there, but haven't had any cysts in a long...


101 Days

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim 25 June 2014 · 195 views

Unless I've miscounted, today marks 101 days of Bactrim!
 
So last time I saw my derm, I mentioned that the first I picked up my prescription of Bactim, I got double strength, and that after that I got regular strength. Turns out I was never supposed to have taken DS at all. However, they're the same price, and my face cleared up really well after a...


They Still Haven't Approved My Refill!

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 18 May 2014 · 161 views

Day 63 on Bactrim... and I might have to go back to Day 1 all over again..
 
So my skin's doing pretty well. Every now and then I'll get a cyst and a few pimples but it's nothing too bad. I finally finished finals so hopefully my skin can recuperate haha
 
Alright so what's really making me freak out is that last week I noticed that I only had a...


Things Finally Seem To Be Getting Better

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 04 May 2014 · 194 views

Day 49 on Bactrim. It's been a month since my last update, and I've got some things to say!
 
First off, the reason I haven't posted in a month is because I've been really busy with school, and so my face was the least of my worries. However, I can still say that my acne has improved quite a bit.
 
I remember mentioning on a previous post that I...


Day 20 - Still No Improvement

Posted by Mels23, in Bactrim DS 05 April 2014 · 207 views
makeup
I took some photos of my face, but I didn't put them up because they look almost exactly like last week's photos...
 
I've been on Spring Break, so I went about 6 days without putting on makeup, and still, nothing, absolutely nothing,  has changed since last week. I'm still washing with the Cetaphil antibacterial bar, applying Epiduo and Clindamycin,...






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