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  1. elfantasma added a post in a topic How I Cleared My Acne After 26 Years. Try It.   

    Back and forehead almost clear. Reaching the one month mark. I'll keep juicing ;-)
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  2. elfantasma added a post in a topic How I Cleared My Acne After 26 Years. Try It.   

    I just want to share my experience with juicing vegetables so far. I've been doing it for almost a month now. 
    The greatest improvement so far has been on my back. It has gone from moderate acne to almost clear. I'm not using any medication or topical on my back. 
    I've been juicing every day with no exceptions. 
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  3. elfantasma added a post in a topic How I Cleared My Acne After 26 Years. Try It.   

    I'm giving juicing a try. I'm on day 10. 
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  4. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    A little update: 
    Things are still generally good. Epiduo is keeping me 90% clear. Right now i'm focusing on my diet to get the last 10%. 
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  5. elfantasma added a post in a topic Tactuo/epiduo, Freaking Out :(   

    I'm 3 ½ month in and things are looking very good. An IB is very normal within the first month or so. I began to see consistent improvement by month 3. It's ups and downs.
    Patience is the key. 
    Take a look at my log if you want to see my journey from day 1 to now. 
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  6. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    It's been a couple of weeks since last update. 
    Things are still good. I had a couple of pimples. Nothing serious. They go away in a couple of days and almost never surface and turn into a real noticeable pimple. 
    It's been about 3 ½ month now. 
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  7. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    I wouldn't call it a setback. It just that the antibiotics did nothing for me. 
    It's almost three months now. Actually it's tomorrow. Things have been really good the last couple of weeks. Consistent improvement and very little impurities. 
    Patience is the key. 
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  8. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    I've decided to stop using the antibiotics after about 2 months of use. After about 4 weeks i had a clear up lasting about two weeks. My forehead cleared up completely (i'm not using anything on my forehead). My forehead is now back to how it use to be. 
    Besides that I use to have a couple of spots on my back. Now my back have gone from very mild to moderate. It's pretty strange. I haven't changed anything in my habits and daily life. It must be a sign that something is going on in my body. I've been prescribed tetracycline a couple of times before in my youth and therefore I think that the acne bacteria has something kind of "resistance" from earlier use and it has probably killed some of the "good" bacteria in the gut. 
    I'll keep using Epiduo which i'm fairly happy about. 
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  9. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    Sorry for the late reply. I've been super busy lately. 
    Did you get hold of a tube of Epiduo? 
    I can renew my prescription of Epiduo in 11 days. The problem with Epiduo and other topicals is that we have to keep using the product to stay "clear". Hopefully our skin gets better someday. 
    Day 80
    My skin actually looks generally good. I'm not clear, but the overall apperance of my skin is good. 
    Still using Epiduo once a day and spot treating with Dans BP 5%. 
    Using tetracycline 500mg x 2 a day as well. 
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  10. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    It's day 73 now (2 months and 12 days). 
    The last couple of weeks haven't been great. I have been breaking out a little bit. I don't know whether it is new acne or Epiduo still pushing something out of my skin. Maybe it's due to the fact that I took a week of in the beginning of september. 
    I hope things take a turn to the better soon and i'll be able to see some consistent improvement. Although I keep telling myself, that I shouldn't judge my skin until the 3 month mark, I'm still impatient and not quite happy with the improvement so far. Primary it's because the improvement that I have seen isn't consistent. 
    Two weeks ago I was so happy with my skin, but now i'm not. It's funny how things can change so fast. 
    I read somewhere on this forum, that you could end up having 15 months worth of pimples in 3 months when you're using a retinoid (worst case scenario). It haven't been that bad for me, but I had hoped to have seen more consistent improvement by now. 
    Right now i have 2-3 pimples. 2 on my left cheek and one on my right side chin (this one is a pimple which has been lurking for months). 
    I got a new prescription for tetracycline, but it doesn't seem to be effective right now.  Maybe the bacteria developed a tolerance. 
    I hope your skin gets better soon as well. We need some consistent improvement )
    My forehead isn't a problem at all. That's where I can see whether the antibiotics are working or not. Hehe. 
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  11. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    The cystic-like pimple I was talking about calmed down is almost gone by now. There's only some redness left. The area is flat again. No bump. I guess it wasn't a cyst then :-)
    About the moisturizer, Sometimes I use a little bit a hour or something after applying Epiduo and sometimes I don't use anything. I always use some moisturizer in the morning after my shower. I've noticed my skin gets kind of oily during the day.  
    I picked up a new prescription for another 45 days of tetracycline. I haven't had any side-effects from tetracycline. Only some sickness a couple of times. Could be something else. 
    I'm looking forward to see what my skin looks like by month 3 and 4. 
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  12. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    Another thing. The antibiotics are not very effective right now. The comedones on my forehead are back. Maybe I got a resistance from earlier use. It just seems odd after 45 days of use.
    Maybe it needs more time to combat the bacteria. It just funny I've experienced improvement and then it goes back as it were.
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  13. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    During the last couple of days a got a couple of pimples :(
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  14. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

    The pimple I mentioned yesterday as "nothing serious" has turned into a cystic-like pimple. Motherfucking cystic pimple! 
    It could be your toothpaste. The fluoride in almost all toothpastes can cause acne: http://www.skin-evolutions.co.uk/fluoroderma-could-flouride-be-causing-your-acne/
    I have a prescription. I just need to go down at the pharmacy and pick it up. It's hard to find time for a simple thing as that ;-) 
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  15. elfantasma added a post in a topic Epiduo   

     Nice to hear that Epiduo is also helping you! It's good stuff! ;-) 
    How long time have you been using it now?
    For me it has been 2 months and 2 days. My skin still looks good and I have seen a lot of improvement the last couple of weeks. I'm almost out of antibiotics, but i'll renew my subscription sometime soon. 
    I just got a pimple close to my right sideburn today. Nothing serious. The most important thing is that things are moving forward. 
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