18 Year old Male
Acne for 4 years
Clear after 6 months tetracycline/Zineryt (erythromycin + zinc dihydrate) - This was 3 months ago.
Facial Acne has now come back, not sure what technical degree it is back with, but it's definately present.
Back and chest are clear.
Been on doxycycline for 6 weeks now, and differin 0.1% for 2. - Yes I take double the dose recommended by my GP. My stomach can handle increased doxycycline dosage for some strange reason, up to 5 a day and i won't feel any sickness. (I don't take 5..i have once for a test).
Unfortunately no before photo to put up - However i can insist it was a lot less red, but the same amount of spots.
Week 2 Differin, week 6 doxyxcline:
What I do daily:
AM: Warm shower, wash with neutrogena oil free facewash. Dry with clean towel, apply clinque anti-spot treatment (hurts like hell) just to spots. Moisturise if necessary, usually not anymore (however the first two weeks of differin was BAD dry skin/redness). Eat breakfast, eat a doxycyline.
PM: Warm face wash, wash with the same facial cleanser. Dry, apply a PEA SIZED amount of differin (not too much as i found out the hard way...very sore/red). Sleep on clean pillow sheet. Eat dinner, eat a doxycyline.
Drink 8x glasses of water or more.
It seems to be going okay so far, IB has occured for sure. may still be in it, who knows!
I'll update whenever I feel like it (maybe once a week) - lots of work to be done right now!
Edited by crac20, 01 May 2012 - 06:39 AM.