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1 Month (Day 28) On Spironolactone & Topical Retinoid

Posted by hope2013 in Hoping For Clear Skin with Spironolactone & Atralin, 20 April 2015 · 10 views
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It's been 1 month (aka 28 days) of using this regimen!
(75 mg Spironolactone/day, Benzoyl Peroxide facewash in AM (PanOxyl 4%), and Topical Retinoid aka Tretinoin gel at night (Atralin gel 0.05%)

Summary of the Past 4 Weeks:
When I first started the regimen, my dried out and shed quite a bit. Then in week 2, I broke out like crazy...

Accutane Day 1

Posted by piano36 in piano36's Blog, 20 April 2015 · 9 views

So I just took my first dose of Accutane. I met with my doctor today to finally get my prescription and it went well! All of my questions were answered about what I should be using in conjunction with this treatment - I was told that I am allowed to basically use whatever I want to keep my skin moisturized and that I shouldn't worry about those products f...

Week 16 (Day # 121)

Posted by leelowe1 in To Acne with no love, 20 April 2015 · 18 views

it is officially 16 weeks and 1 day of consistent use and I am currently going through one of the worst breakouts since starting. There are so many inflamed red bumps that I don't even know where to stop counting. My right side lower chin/cheek/jaw is taking the brunt of it too. Other than that , I have smaller inflamed bumps in my hairline and on my left...

Week 2

Posted by rbecamy in Epiduo - Shoulder Acne , 19 April 2015 · 16 views

I had been on Microgynon 30, birth control for 4yrs and recently stop taking it as my body started to dislike it. Once a couple of months had passed and my body had calmed down I opted for the copper coil so my hormones wouldn't be bothered as they had been with Microgynon 30. As a result of this I have discovered that I have a problem with Acne on m...

First Step

Posted by scaredbutexcited in My accutane Story, 19 April 2015 · 10 views

I started taking Accutane yesterday on 10mg a day. My first pill yesterday left me feeling quite nauseas and I had it straight after my food. Today no nauseas. No side effects at all yet. I am so very nervous for the side effects. I have quite a vibrant social life and I am incredibly scared of having a initial breakout, but I guess it's worth it to have...

My Acne Story. Advice Needed

Posted by kaylac123 in kaylac123's Blog, 18 April 2015 · 21 views
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I'm 16 almost 17 im a girl... Okay so here goes my rant! I've had clear skin almost all of my life until about January my skin starts going CRAZY! I had been using differin and it had worked wonders on my skin but it had just stopped working... So about 3 weeks ago I went to the dermatologist Bc I've been so self conscious about my skin. I can't tell you...

Start Of - Ziana

Posted by Mels23 in Mels23's Blog, 18 April 2015 · 17 views

5 days ago my tube of Ziana came in. For the days preceding it I was super worried about this stuff. I heard a lot of negative reviews of how the purging phase lasted forever and that overall a lot of people were unsatisfied with the results. But there were quite a few that said you just need to know how to use it right, so I guess I'm willing to give it...

It's About Time...

Posted by Manj4*16 in Zenatane Blog!, 18 April 2015 · 11 views
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I've been a silent observer to this website for a very long time. So long in fact that I have already made the life-changing decision to begin an Isotretinoin treatment and am currently on my 47th day of treatment. Reading so many other blogs has inspired me to create my own, especially when I've experienced the difference it has made for me to read the c...

Accutane-Week 13 (Be Grateful!)

Posted by l9germaine in l9germaine's Blog, 18 April 2015 · 19 views

I no longer count the days or weeks. Its taking less time to get ready and I no longer stare at my face in every possible reflection. I am extremely happy with the progress in this month.
What makes me laugh is that when a new spot comes out, a tiny spot and just one; I get angry. You have to realize what you have gone through and how far you...

Acne.org Regimen

Posted by invisiblenetrix in invisiblenetrix's Blog, 17 April 2015 · 29 views

Hey everybody,
2 weeks into the regimen I decided to share my acne.org regimen journey with everyone.
Week 01
I had 3 active pimples and a lot of hyper pigmentation on my left and right side of my cheek. Forehead clear and chin was clear.
By the end of the week skin felt really dry and a bit of flaking
Week 02
Broke out with 5 new pim...

Products I Have Used And Their Ingredients

Posted by callendula in callendula's Blog, 17 April 2015 · 16 views

Keeping a list of previous products and their ingredients so I know what ingredients I can safely use.
Loved the Dove Deep Moisture facial lotion with spf 15 even though it was for dry skin. Never caused a problem and made my skin so awesome. Had green tea in it, too! They discontinued it.
I ngredients
Active: Octinoxate (5.5%), Octisalate (3.0%),...

8 Weeks Off Epuris

Posted by katabbs in Defeating the Monster, 17 April 2015 · 18 views
epuris, accutane, aczone

Thought I'd give a short little update on my progress. I was on Epuris from November 2014 until mid-February 2015. I stopped my treatment about 20 days before I was supposed to, because I just couldn't do it anymore. My mental state was just not... the best during these months. It was probably unrelated to the medication, but I believe that the medication...

Nhs Dermatologist Question?

Posted by Ryan1997 in Ryan1997's Blog, 16 April 2015 · 30 views
acne accutane roaccutane

This week I had a dermatologist appointment about my acne as I am starting on roaccutane. I had a blood test 2 days later(Today) and I am noy awaiting my blood results required to start the medication. My question is once I have gotten my blood test results from the hospital, will my dermatologist contact me to see him again to start roaccutane or will I...

Finished Accutane But Still Taking Pills Here And There

Posted by ItsAllGoodFellas in 2nd Course of Accutane, 12 April 2015 · 36 views
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Hmm interesting stuff, so you know i have been taking Accutane here and there for the past 5 months, though only of two months supply. Had to end it early because of side effects and stuff. So i have 5 pills left, i took five pills 3 weeks ago and my skin has remained dry. Usually i would stop taking it for two weeks and oil would return.
After thr...

Day 8

Posted by LexiGunn in Journey to clear skin, 10 April 2015 · 30 views

Finally past that first week mark. 
My skin is definitely improving on my cheeks, the spots are becoming less red and inflamed. Although I woke up this morning with a little breakout on my forehead, but it is nothing to noticeable - to be honest I'm not to worried about the spots on my forehead, mostly on my cheeks is where I feel most vulnerable....

Side Effects After First Treatment

Posted by allyourgold in ALA/PDT & Blue Light Extractions, 06 April 2015 · 63 views
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Side Effects After First Treatment The day after my first treatment I did not notice any redness, peeling, or breakouts.

The third day after my face did peel (all over) but so minor and slightly that you couldn't even really notice it.

Along the fourth/fifth day I did notice the breaking out symptoms they talked about. I got one pimple on my left cheek and four small pimples along my ja...

Day 44

Posted by banana96 in Banana's roaccutane journey, 05 April 2015 · 60 views

Hello my beauts! So day 44 of this journey and well the dryness around my eyes is just unreal. I don't know if last time I mentioned that I got an eye cream but that isn't even working for me! It's all super red and flaky and itchy. Just plain unpleasant really.
My face is healing up quite a bit since the last awful breakout. There is about 4 spots...

What To Learn From Two Acne Treatment Books

Posted by BraveAcneWarrior in BraveAcneWarrior's Blog, 04 April 2015 · 61 views

What To Learn From Two Acne Treatment Books I recently ran into two books about curing acne from our local library book shelf. I would love to share some of my thoughts on these books and maybe you will want to check them out yourself.
First one is called The acne prescription by Nicholas Perricone.  The second one is called The acne cure by Terry J.Dubrow and Brenda D.Adderly.

Still Here!

Posted by ScarlettShannon in 28F - Accutane - Acne Sufferer for 17 years, 04 April 2015 · 42 views

I haven't been writing because there's nothing new to report. My skin is starting to get better again after my gross hormonal (perhaps an "initial") breakout. Hoping that I won't get another one this month. My side effects are about the same or better, except for the dryness on my face and lips, which seems to be a little worse.

It's still weird to me h...

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