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Cycle 2 - 2Nd Update

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 24 June 2015 · 97 views

So...I started breaking out again about a week and half ago, so approximately 6 weeks after finishing the course of antibiotics.  Urgh! What gives?

I had a small cluster of cystic-type acne on the left side of my chin (always the left side!) and one under my left nostril.  The cluster is healing now (but still red and lumpy) and the one under m...

Cycle 2

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 13 May 2015 · 122 views
lymecycline, altacleanse
So, it's been about 2 years since I last blogged here. Unfortunately, I am back again! Earlier this year (January/February) I started breaking out again with cystic acne. I really don't know what caused it, but I had recently switched from eating Special K every morning to oatmeal - hoping that oatmeal would help keep me fuller as I was trying to lose som...

Week 8

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 28 May 2013 · 524 views

Just a quick update but there really is nothing to tell. Still no new spots in 3 weeks... carrying on with using UltraClear (have not been using BP), plus vitamin D3 supplement and (what I think is the main reason I am staying clear)...very little dairy. Also, I am loving the AHA lotion, it makes my skin feel so smooth!Despite no new spots, I am still wor...

Week 7 (Day 42)

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 21 May 2013 · 588 views

From here on in, I am hoping to have very little to report as it's been 2 weeks since I've had a new spot and my skin appears to be getting clearer by the day.  I have to admit that I am still living in a little bit of fear that that could change any day now.... but for the moment, all is good. http://www.acne.org/...le_emoticons...

Day 40

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 19 May 2013 · 662 views

12 days and no new spots - amazing!  The last two spots are no longer visible under makeup; they're almost completely flat, but there is still some redness and I've also got redness from the spot that started on what, Day 9? http://www.acne.org/...ult/saywhat.gif  No matter, I am fee...

Day 37

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 16 May 2013 · 537 views

9 days and still no new spots. The cyst from 9 days ago is nearly flattened as is the one from 2.5 weeks ago (which was much bigger). I did actually wake up with a teeny tiny whitehead this morning, but it was so small, not even worth mentioning, really. Apart from a bit of redness from previous spots, my skin is now nearly clear.However, it could all cha...

Day 35

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 14 May 2013 · 582 views

I'm starting to suspect that milk/dairy was the culprit. I have eaten very little dairy in the past 35 days, just a little bit of milk to wet my small bowl of cereal at breakfast. When I had my horrendous breakout in December & January, I was eating a lot of yogurt. And though I has no breakouts whilst taking antibiotics through February and March and...

Day 34

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 13 May 2013 · 530 views
adult acne, benzoyl peroxide and 4 more...
Well...no new spots in 6 days and only 1 new spot in over 2 weeks (and it wasn't very big), so something's working. A few weeks ago I started taking vitamin D3. I'm only taking 25ug per day, not a huge amount but I have noticed a slight decrease in the oiliness of my forehead (though this is not usually a problem area for me). If it is the reason for the...

Day 29

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 08 May 2013 · 512 views
adult acne, ultraclear and 1 more...
Damn - I knew it was too good to be true! Eight days without a new spot seems to be my limit; yesterday I discovered a new one. It's in the usual place, the left side of my chin - perhaps I should be grateful that my breakouts are limited to an inch square of skin! This one doesn't seem to be all that painful, so with some luck it'll go away a little bit...

Day 27 - Cautiously Optimistic

Posted by maplesyrupmama, 06 May 2013 · 471 views
adult acne, ultraclear and 1 more...
It's been 8 days since I had a new spot....from tomorrow I will be on uncharted territory, well, in a long while anyway. I've been using Ultra Clear on my chin (my worst breakout area) and BP above my mouth and along the sides of my nose (previous breakout prone areas but more or less clear now since January). Apart from three marks on the left side of my...

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