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29 years old. Gave up using Epiduo a few times because of the side effects...ready to try again, and persevere!!

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Day 2

By melxxxx,

Skin today- [i][b]absolutely horrendous! [/b][/i]
[i]Please, [/i]Epiduo! Work you're magic on me...!!
Trying not to be discouraged, I have read many times that Epiduo can cause a break-out in the first few weeks of use...so, I will just have to wear a paper bag over my head for a while [img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/saywhat.gif[/img]
Hope everyone is feeling good in their skin today!
Mel xxxx

Day 1

By melxxxx,

[b][i]Background of my acne.[/i][/b]
I started with adult acne around 3 years ago (aged 26). Until this point, I had never suffered with spots and had the most perfect skin. I was devastated...it wasn't gradual. I woke up one morning with huge, painful spots and my confidence hit the floor. I used heavy make up to cover the acne, which resulted in more aggressive spots...so, I went to my doctor who prescribed a 3 month course of anti-biotics. The anti-biotics made me feel queasy and as there wasn't any instant results (impatient, I know!) I discontinued taking them.
Second visit to doctor, I was given Epiduo. 
Epiduo suited me at the time, as the stinging and dryness made me feel like it was actively working. For a week, I used twice daily. My skin hurt!! So, I applied once in the evening for a short period of time....until I got completely tired of the dryness and stinging and gave up!
I have decided to do a blog...so I can keep an eye on any changes in skin/routine and also for anyone else to share their experience [img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
[b][i]Day 1- Monday 2nd September 2013[/i][/b]
Woke up this morning, several sore spots along my jawline. Really angry spots [img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/cry.gif[/img] . My face is also suffering from tiny white-ish spots/bumps underneath my skin on my cheeks and the area of skin between bottom lip and chin. I presume they are under the skin? They are not red, sore or very visible...they are noticeable under certain light. They are not the main problem, but I would like them to disappear along with the sore, red spots!
So...I have decided that I am going to give Epiduo a real chance. I have read many posts on here advising people to persevere and stick to it. So that is what I am going to do.
I have decided not to exfoliate my face tonight, as I do not want to aggravate my skin. Instead, I am going to remove make up using baby wipes, apply a pea-sized amount of Epiduo to my cheeks, jaw, neck, nose and forehead. Then when dried, smoother with FreeDerm moisturiser.
I will write tomorrow- hopefully these spots will be less angry.
Mel xxx