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  1. akondi added a post in a topic Doxycycline Log   

    Im definitely seeing some slight progress on my cheeks and chin for sure, the amount of pimples have significantly reduced to like 3-4 small ones if that. My scars are definitely beginning to show up, and there are stil a few cysts.

    Now on my forehead i have around 4-5 pimples/bumps with quite some redness right around the head of those things. but other than that, my forhead is clear. ive never had a problem with my forehead and ive never picked pimples on my forehead so those 4-5 blemishes are all. I will try to spot treat those.

    Now the last part is my chin. The number of pimples have gone down, but there is still redness and a few cysts. By far my jawline is the most sensitive, i can feel pressure at night when i lay my face on my pillow. I will also try to spot treat those.

    Overall, my skin looks like it is heading in the right direction, the doxy seems to slowly be taking effect, but then again, for the past week and a half, my diet has been flawless, with the exception of a few small meals/snacks. im sure that has a little bit to do with my skin.

    I will post pictures on tuesday, and make it a weekly thing so you all can see my progress.
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  2. akondi added a post in a topic Doxycycline Log   

    alright 2 week update:
    so currently my skin has 4 pimples that have come to surface and are filled with pus, there are still many bumps and overall redness. I say that my skin is slightly worse than before i started doxy, but not by much. With that being said, there has been much improvement over that last week from how my face was during my initial breakout and today.

    more and more scars are showing up as the bumps are redness are starting to shrink.
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  3. akondi added a post in a topic Doxycycline Log   

    here are the pictures. as bad as it looks, it was worse before, the most improvement as i said earlier has been on my chin with the number of pimples.

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  4. akondi added a post in a topic Doxycycline Log   

    alright so today my skin is looking better. there is defnitely a reduction in pimples on my chin, by alot. right now there are only 2 pimples on my face, but still bumps and redness. my cysts have seem to gone down a little.

    just some info on when i take my supplement: i have to wait to eat 2 hours before and after taking doxy. i have to wait 2 hours before and 30 min after i take my colostrum. i have to wait 2 hours before and after taking my psyllium fiber, unless i WANT it to absorb any toxins or junk food i eat,, which in case ill take it 15 min before i eat.

    so as of now i take doxy once i wake up, wait 2 hours, take colostrum, wait 30 min, then eat. throughout the day, ill have my probiotic with one meal, ground flaxseed/organic coconut oil shots with other meals. around 5:00 ill stop eating, take my doxy at 7:00, wait 2 hours then take colostrum around 9:00, then eat dinner around 9:30. because of this im trying to take my psyllium fiber every couple days just because id have to factor in another 4 hours period of not eating

    i will also be using this indian healing clay, 100% natural calbium bentonite clay on my face once or twice a week to help get those toxins out. ive tried this before and i know it helps. im hoping it speeds up the doxy initial breakout

    the kavi salicylic acid 15% was just ordered so i should have that soon. ill post again tonight with those pictures, i promise!
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  5. akondi added a post in a topic Doxycycline Log   

    okay so today i took a step backwards in my diet, i had a chocolate bar and a couple of doughnuts, but 10 min before i took a tablespoon of the psyllium husk fiber, so i am hoping that it curbed my insulin spike. if i get a surge of pimples or redness by tomorrow i will know it was this craving.

    ive noticed that the cysts on my forehead are a little smaller today than they were yesterday, also something else ive notcied is that i am getting less puss filled pimples/whiteheads and more solid filled whiteheads. these whiteheads are alot smaller than in diameter. im starting to see more of my scars as the cysts and pimples slowly get smaller. im not sure though if this is because of the doxy or the lemon juice i put on. i promise tomorrow i will upload those pictures so you can see my face.
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  6. akondi added a topic in Personal logs   

    Doxycycline Log
    Hello everyone, ive decided to keep a log on my regimen that includes doxycycline

    First of all, I am a long time severe acne sufferer. Ive had acne since i started high school and im going to be a 3rd year in college next month. Ive tried everything and the only thing that has worked for me was the wai diet along with a 3 step facial system. the facial products i use come from an acne clinic in san diego, ca, USA. i use their facial cleanser 2x a day, benzoclear 10 (benzo 10%) 2x a day, their day 25 cream in the morning and their night cream at night. i also will use their exfoliating cleanser a couple times a week. ive been on these products for over a year. from Jan 2012 to june 2012 i was on the wai diet 90%. by that i mean i was strict on it during the week, and on the weekends i would eat a meal or two of junk food. This kept my face about 85%-95% clear. Then summer came , i moved back home and ate crap so i had to mix things up. I tried coconut oil, it broke he out so badly, huge cysts, then i moved to milk of magnesium anda sulfur soap. Last month my skin was really bad and i figured i was using too many products and eating crappy so i decided to make a change.

    for the last month and a half i have been taking a probiotic every day, colostrum 2x day and eating very healthy, like salmon/turkey burgers every other day, lots of fruits and vegetables, homeade sauerkraut. today i actaully bought psyllium fiber from walgreens, i will be adding that to my diet because i heard it helps alot. I plan on using this whenever i eat crappy foods or anything remotely unhealthy. I heard it absorbs nutrients so i wouldnt be taking it when i eat my salads and fruits... i also take a vegan protein powder that has 5g of L-glutamine in it. Im hoping that the colostrum and L-glutamine heal my gut. im not sure if i have leaky gut syndrome because i didnt have the time to see if this diet alone would help my acne.

    Now to doxycycline. I started taking 75mg 2x day since august 21. I read about how it could make you naseauted so i started eating it with a small meal. That meal was a banana mashed with EVOO and 3 egg yolks, (without the sac). a few days ago, about 1 week into this on the 27, i started to take doxy on a empty stomach. i read somewhere how food could inhibit it so i didnt eat 2 hours before or after. i just drank with a large glass of water and i didnt feel naseauted. well during the past week and a half my skin definitely had an initial breakout. i had pimples and bumps on my forehead, placed i would never get them. also i broke out with tons of whiteheads around my jawline and chin area, as in 10-15 a day!. some would pop when i washed my face and i would pop some myself, but they would come back by morning. In addition to the regimen i said earlier i also have been using concha nacar de perlop #3 on my face for an hour every night for a week now. im hoping that by the time the doxy kicks in, my scars will start to fade because of this cream. ive read tons of great reviews about this cream to fade scars. i do put lemon juice on my face before the cream, let it dry and then apply the cream. Next week i also plan on starting the KAVI salicyclic acid peel, 15%. That also has great reviews on this website and im hoping it helps with my scars, along with any redness/cycsts... i want to use it once per week.

    i will keep you all updated on my progess and will upload pictures tomorrow so you can see how bad my face is.
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  7. akondi added a post in a topic The Perfect Water To Drink   

    when i went to school in san luis obispo for college, they do not have fluoride in their water system, and my face was 90% clear when washing/drinking that water while on the wai diet ( fruits, raw egg yolk, organic extra virgin coconut and olive oil).... now that i am at home i am still on the wai diet but the water here in san diego is fluoridated and so ive noticed my acne is back, lotta redness and more pimples. there is definitely a connection... im going to buy sparkletts water and drink and wash my face with that, and see if ther is a diff, ill report back
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  8. akondi added a post in a topic Struggling With Acne, Could Use Support   

    i define crappy food as anything that isnt 100% natural, so if its not fruit or egg yolks then i probably wouldnt eat it, the reason is that for about 6 months i ate healthy according to a dietician's standards, so that was like chicken and pasta, vegetables, brown rice, beans, oatmeal(made with water), fish, nuts, but my skin would still be red and oily, and i would still break out... slowly i began to realize that it even though i was eating chicken pasta instead of pizza, the chicken was probably filled with all these antibiotics and chemicals that they fed the chicken, and it had pasta sauce and all these salts and seasonings. i also looked into the ingredients of the other foods i would buy like pasta and granola and would see there was alot of wierd ingredients in there, and i felt like the accumilation of all these little things added to the problem... thats why i finally said i would go with the wai diet, only fruit, extra virgin olive oil, and egg yolks, becuase i wasnt sure what ingredient or what food was causing me to breakout/redness

    i would still wear makeup cause my redness and scars would still be there, i would be great with my diet for about a week, but on weekends when i hang out with my friends, its hard to say no to eating takeout or pizza or having drinks at the bar... or when i would go home for the weekend ( im a college student) its hard to say no to the food my parents would cook for me, like pork ribs, with corns, mashed potatoes or enchiladas. 1) cause we arent that rich adn only can afford so much so i wouldnt complain what they made 2) becuase im mexican and love mexican food... also i have acne scars and without my makeup i would feel naked and embarrassed, like everyone was looking at me and judging me (whether or not they actaully were)

    eating the diet has helped my skin, like when im strict with it, i dont break out,, but i still have to deal with the scars and redness. the redness slowly goes away, but whenever i indugle on any crappy food, it slowly lingers
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  9. akondi added a topic in Emotional and psychological effects of acne   

    Struggling With Acne, Could Use Support
    hey everyone, im gonna put it out there that this will sort of turn into a blog for me, i will list what i use/diet and how im feeling cause ive found the biggest and hardest part of this battle with acne is venting to others, especially when when you have bad acne/scars and no one really that will understand. lately ive become very depressed so any support or anything that can make me smile would help.

    to start off, im an 19 year old male from california. both my parents had horrible acne as teenagers and my mom has rosacea and my dad has horrible acne scars (both are in their 50's). ive dealt with acne for the past 6 years or so. It started when i was in freshman year of high school. It started as pimples and zits and soon turned to redness. Throughtout high school i bought all the products, proactiv, murad, benzo at rite aid, and i never watched my diet. Soon it became worse so i started to make changes by my senior year. I was watching was i was eating and some improvements were made, but the damage was done and i have tons of scars. fast forward to my first year in college and i really ate healthy like pasta, chicken, veggies, fruits and pasta with the occasional donut or greasy hamburger. Then I really looked and researched acne and the different products. I started to use products from Vasseur day spa in san diego. They have an acne clinic and can help but their products are expensive. like 50 bucks for 2oz ala cream, or 2oz benzo.... stuff like that. i noticed a difference, but it wouldnt go away, i still had redness and some pimples. then i really dug deep and found the diet connection. and for the past 6 months ive been off and on on the WAI diet. all you eat are fruits, extra virgin olive oil andd egg yolks. I would be good for the week, then on the weekend eat crappy food with my friends. After being on this diet for 2 whole weeks, i noticced all my pimples and zits were gone, no more of those bumps on my chin line and the redness was fading. this is where it bring me today. today i still have some acne, especially ehwn i eat anything crappy, but during the end of the week after a long time of keeping on the wai diet, i will notice a big difference in my skin. but its hard. I hate having to watch what i eat all the time, and that i cant eat out with my friends cause ill break out and get red. I hate how i have to spend tons of money on acne prodcuts and my face still looks like crap. I hate how i cant talk to girls or people in general cause im so shy due to my acne or cause after seeing my face for 2 seconds they get a look of disgust on their face. also i wear makeup, just a little bit, but its a liquid neutrogena foundation that i put on my cheeks and sometimes my chin. ive been doing this since high school. but back then i would use my moms powder. ive learned to put it on then lay on a pillow and it will give me a more natural look, but even still in direct sunlight, its visible. no one knows about me wearing makeup, but im sure people can tell. whenever i leave my house or go on trips, i always carry my makeup with me.. and that brings me to my next point. I hate how i cant be outside or when i talk to people i stand in the shadde so they dont tell im wearing makeup. I hate all of this, there are more and more times that i cry randomly throughout the day because of how ugly acne has made me. now as a second year ive joined a frat so i have friends, and so i have opportunities to talk to other people. I also work out like crazy and take care of myself and get good grades in school so i have something other to talk about myself that isnt my acne.

    sorry that this is so disorganized, but im venting for the first time about my acne becuase i cant vent to my friends. i wear makeup and my acne seems not as bad.so they wouldnt know. i can talk to my parents, but there isnt much they can do. i jsut want to hear some support from anyone, anyhting to help me keep in this fight, something to help me stay on this wai diet consistently so i can get clear. its hard being a college kid that is broke and has so many temptations or eating our with my friends and drinking. ive never been depressed before but i know i am now. and i hate how my face looks, i hate it so much that i just cry now instead of trying to find a way to clear my acne, so please any support or any kind owuld help.
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  10. akondi added a post in a topic Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids   

    hey so after reading about 30 pages of this post, i kinda freaked out, thinking about the imbalance of the omegas of my diet, ive been trying the past 2 days to calculate what my ratio was, and it was driving my crazy!!!!, i eat pretty healthy but im sure that my ratio is high like 10:1 just like more people.
    I recently started taking trader joe's 'COMPLETE EFA' it has
    borage seed oil 400mg
    flaxseed oil-400mg
    molecularly distilled fish oils-400mg

    im wondering if this is having any benefit??
    shouldn't the flaxseed and fish oils make a 2:1 ratio to the borage seed oils?
    should i just get fish oils or flaxseed oil pills instead??
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