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  1. Hey there, I went to my dermatology appointment today at Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Very fancy I know! Anyway, my doctor was really great and she answered all my questions. I am still very unsure of the link between digestive system and skin but that is another blog for another day. So, she said I am doing all the right things using non-comedogenic moisturisers and cleansers (Cetaphil) and said to stay away from anything that could potentially irritate the skin so that includes any scrubs containing salicylic acid. Side note: i cannot believe that it took me this long to see a specialist. I mean seriously what was I thinking. Dr Ryan told me that I have moderate to severe acne and I if i left my skin much longer, then I would potentially be left with permanent scarring. So, I was a little taken aback. I think it is because I have normalised it for such a long time that I have adapted to just wearing loads of makeup etc but its not normal at all. So prescriptions - She told me that I should take 408mg Lymecycline for another month and see what happens because my spots have cleared up by about 50% according to Dr Ryan. She can see it through the red texture of the skin. So I will go back and get another month's worth of Lymecycline. She told me to stop using Epiduo and begin to use 0.1% Differin Gel instead every night. As well as that she prescribed me Dermol Lotion 500. I feel like Epiduo stopped working or never really started to work to be honest. She told me that if Lymecycline doesnt work then we will try another antibiotic. Cant remember its name. And she also gave me a leaflet explaining the effects of Roaccutane. This drug scares me. I have heard loads about it. The concept of having to take roacuttane really freaks me out big time. I didnt realise my skin was that bad but it is. I have to read about it and see if there are any changes in my skin. I feel confident that my skin will clear up. It may be in 5 months time, or a year but it will happen and one day I will have clear skin
  2. Day 46

    Okay, so my texture of my skin is a lot better. Especially on my right cheek. It is completely clear and feels super soft. My forehead is also clearing up i think. It feels a lot less angry and way flatter than before. In between my eyebrows, there are a few little pesky ones which are quite frustrating. But my left cheek and chin are a bloody nightmare. They just will not go away!! There are so many on my chin but they aren't massively painful right now so its not too bad. But anyway, I am nearly onto my final week of lymecycline and epiduo. My prescription has nearly come to the end of the 2 month period and then I will have to go back to the doctor and either carry on with the same treatment or change it completely and go on something else. First Dermatologist appointment on saturday woohoo!!!
  3. Day 44

    @Lilc97 I havn't tried it but the GP has prescribed me Epiduo so have to carry on with it. Going to the Dermatologist soon though so hopefully it should begin to clear up
  4. Day 44

    I dont think anything is going on. My chin and around my mouth area looks horrible.My left cheek is still awful. I dont look good basically but its okay because im going home on friday to sunday and hopefully will feel more relaxed. My mental health is a lot better. Such an annoyance though. I think bad skin is the worse thing ever and it really effects your self-confidence more than people can imagine. Anyway update on specifics Forehead: very spotty but flatter than before Left Cheek: a bloody mess with a big one that is so noticeable Right Cheek: almost clear Chin: covered in little and big spots.
  5. Okay, so this is the beginning of week 7. I had work today and kept a positive mindset throughout the whole day. My skin is really bad still but the texture of my skin is much more hydrated and looking/ feeling healthier but im not really sure why. My forehead still has active spots which need to go away. My spot on my left cheek is stupidly big, red and swollen. The rest of the spots on my left cheek are not as bad but still bumpy. The right cheek is on the most part clear with under the surface spots in some places. The chin is probably the worst area on my face. Not a pretty site with tiny bumps pretty much everywhere but about 5 active spots just chillin' and my hairline is starting to be angry again which is not nice. On the most part my skin is something i just need to accept because if i am stressed it will just get worse and i am not prepared for cystic acne at all. I am lucky in the sense that my mum has really good skin so its not toooo bad but on the most part it is all going to be okay. Dermatology appointment Saturday @ 9A.M. I am so excited for this you have no frickin idea. Will update in a few days.
  6. Hello, My mindset is more positive even though my skin is worse. Im not sure why. But anyhoo, my skin has made me fed up if im honest. It is pretty damn bad and popping up in places im not expecting which is STUPID. So, my forehead feels a little less angry, my left cheek has erupted, my right cheek may have a couple coming through and my chin is red and spotty. Hairline is getting flared up again. It is all quite upsetting but it will be fine. At the end of the day it is only skin and it shouldnt dictate bloody everything. My mission for this week is to keep a more positive mindset. Be generally a more positive person and not let this dictate me. I know it is difficult when i feel unattractive but it is fine. Is it that bad to be ugly? All i need to do is get through this week and hopefully I will be fine. And then i get to go to the dermatologist and talk finally to a professional. x
  7. On an up side though, I have planned to book a dermatology appointment on Saturday 25th February. It is Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Super Super excited to see a professional for the first time. I got really upset and phoned home last night which was a mistake. My mum is really annoying. She just buts in with stupid medical shit. She doesn't actually know what she is talking about because she has never suffered from bad acne. But anyway, mum and my sister decide to belittle my emotions and tell me that the lymecycline is causing me to have anxiety and I need to stop taking it. I was fuming. I got really really angry. Just wanted to scream FUCK OFFFFF. My dad is the only one who understands because he had acne when he was younger. It is frustrating to not be understood. Anyway, the dermatology appointment should hopefully clear up any queries i have and put me on a path for my skin to finally show some difference. I don't think lymecycline is working yet. I also don't think Epiduo is doing bloody anything. So instead I am just a sitting duck, just waiting for signs to tell me that I am doing the right thing. Putting antibiotics into my body for that long should be doing something negative to my gut. Anyway, will update you at the end of the week (Day 42)
  8. Day 40

    It is officially day 40 and my skin is fucking terrible. Im so fed up its actually unbelievable. I feel and look disgusting. I know that shit skin should not define me. Everyone has insecurities but when it has been 40 days since starting a treatment and it doesn't seem to be making an ounce of difference then yes it is frustrating. I have put my life literally on hold. I have been getting anxiety when going to work. Bad anxiety attacks. I have been just generally looking at the floor when people are talking to me because i think i look awful. I don't want to put on any more bloody makeup. Its making my skin worse. I don't think it is diet related or maybe it is because I ate wheat yesterday. Who knows anymore. But yes this is an update on 40 days. Forehead - a really big cluster and smaller spots with scarring on most of forehead. Left Cheek - spots are now beginning to appear again - very frustrating Right Cheek - one big one and the others are under the skin Chin - a mess of big painful ones Hairline - they are coming out again. Nose - big pores Predictions for next couple of days: Forehead will dry up a bit Left CHeek will erupt Right Cheek will be clear Chin will hopefully dry up but more spots will appear in place Hairline will get worse Random other spots will appear in between my eyebrows
  9. Day 39

    No change in skin. Feeling disheartened once again.
  10. Day 38

    I have been going to the gym everyday and it doesn't seem to be having much effect physically. Psychologically it does a hell of a lot for my mental health. Acne is a really horrible skin disease. It makes me feel really really down. I have stopped socialising as much as i used to because it is so much effort to always feel shit when you are out and for people to look at my face in disgust. I think my spots though are beginning to dry out but can never be sure. The cluster on my cheek is diminishing which is good but could be back soon so who knows. My forehead is still pretty bad. My right cheek has a little breakout which is very strange. My chin is a disaster though and once again there are huge amounts of tiny tiny spots all over my face. Little white ones like milia i think but they often turn into whiteheads which isnt very fun. Apart from the active spots, i have loads of scarring and my skin generally looks unwell. It doesnt look healthy. It looks like it is dying. So pale and red. Trying to stay positive but really difficult when you feel like you look ugly.
  11. Day 36

    My skin is a disaster - huge ones on my forehead, huge ones on my chin and cheeks and in between my eyes. I look pretty gross. I had to do a whole shift today and felt so gross. Left to go to uni and had an anxiety attack. Stupid thinking about it. Its Valentines day and i just want to eat shit food and feel sorry for myself but i know it would be bad for my skin. Instead I’m going to get an early night and then head to the medical practice really early. Go to the gym and go to my lectures. FML could be period still but weird it has taken this long to break me out Could be diet Could be anything
  12. Day 35

    I thought that at the end of the first month using Epiduo and going on Lymecycline, my skin would be showing change. It was getting better but not it is getting worse again and my mood is really down. I dont want to socialise with my friends and Im usually a very sociable person so it is difficult. At university you have to be around people. I am constantly surrounded by socialising and when i feel shit about myself i want to crawl up into a ball and go to sleep early with Epiduo on my face, awaiting for a miracle. A miracle that I will wake up in the morning and all my spots will be gone. It is a shit feeling. For me, when I know that an improvement is coming then it is fine, but when It is fluctuating, it frustrates me alot. Anyway here are some pictures of my progress/ no progress. I feel like my diet has something to do with it but it makes me really paranoid about eating and I don't want to go down that route. My diet is pretty healthy already. These are some pictures of my face right now.
  13. My face has erupted. I am so so so confused. Where did this breakout come from? But my skin was getting so much better and i dont know why it has suddenly gotten worse. Anyway I need to figure out what I am intollerent to. Hopefully in the next couple of days my skin will clear up a bit forehead: really spotty Cheeeks: one looks RAW Chin: covered in little ones and big ones are coming out Hairline: come out
  14. My skin is i think looking better. The ones on my cheeks are chillin out a bit and my forehead is feeling a little better. Will put a mask on tonight though and let my skin heal. Today i feel terrible so my skin feels worse to me but overall am feeling totally fine. Forehead: flatter Between eyes: they are coming out Cheeks: better than before but scarring is still there Chin: filled with pesky small ones that cant be really seen but annoying Hairline: temperamental but doing fine Side chin: hormonal areas: on period so flaring up but they are fine too. Nose: blackheads forming I think the Epiduo is starting to work but the lymecycline still needs a while to kick in. My skin is not horrendous right now. Im getting away with it currently but soon that wont be the case. Will update at the end of the week 6
  15. my skin is so so so bad - Week 4 day 3 My forehead is still covered my lips are drying out the epiduo doesn’t seem to be working Huge one on my chin Huge one on my cheek one brewing in between the eyes My period should be coming soon and i hope that has a part to play because its so unexpected Week 4 day 6/7 Nearly at the end of one month I need to be careful with my diet because i have been eating shit for the last couple of days BUtttttt my skin doesn’t feel too angry right now I have quite a few angry spots which i don’t like at all and my skin is scarred but overall its alright Stop touching your face i know its tempting but don’t do it Look after yourself and do exercise every day
  16. Week 4

    Hi there, are you still active on acne.org? Would love to know how you got on?
  17. This is Week 4 day 2 of Lymecycline and Epiduo My skin is shit. I woke up with a spot on my cheeks where i thought they were going. I was wrong My forehead is clearing up but my chin by my lip was it quite bad, I have spots fucking everywhere , little white under the skin ones Will they ever go away? getting me down a lot, urgh i hate my skin - This is how i felt earlier today Now I am sitting in bed feeling slightly sorry for myself. Feeling exhausted but i big one on my cheek has appeared and im stressed because the cystic ones take fucking ages to go awayyyyy and I have so many social occasions to go to soon where I want to socialise and have a good time. One on my cheek by my lips is super painful and irritating My forehead is far from clear I ate a shit dinner and feel guilty - a burger and chips - especially as my skin is bad i can not keep on giving in to my diet cravings because i deel with the consequences, it is so obvious. Will update at the end of week 4 to hopefully see some improvements
  18. Monday 30/01/17 - Day 22 Okay so today has been an alright day. I have started going to the gym again which is good. Acne is affecting me a lot because it prevents me from going out and having a good time with mates without feeling kind of self-conscious. Anyway, I feel like week 4 of lymecycline should have some effect. Improvements - my cheeks are really clearing up (well the breakout i had before) - My forehead is still very spotty but i think are beginning to dry out - the temples have very painful spots - One is coming through on my chin by my mouth. Maybe period? - My face though generally is filled with little tiny white spots that havnt come through but i feel like they might try and that stresses me out. I dont want to think about skin anymore. It is boring but so so consuming Hopefully I will see improvements but will update you at the end of week 4
  19. Acne diary Day one 09/01/17 (new year new me) of Lymecycline 408mg - feel quite sick but i think its because I’m also coming down with a cold - haven’t started using epiduo yet but really excited to start using it. ahhhhh finally some form of change and I’m pumped. having cough sweets to make me feel less sick. The doctor said that i it will probably start working after about 2 months and after that i should come back to the doctor and get another prescription. I will update you tomorrow Day 3 - woken up and everything seems less aggravated. I have an active spot on my chin which is annoying and my skin feels quite dry but have ordered some moisteriser. Sunday 15th january 2017 - day 7 My skin is seriously dry like i don’t want to put on makeup at all. So frustrating. using cetaphil moisturiser but doesn’t seem to be helping. I will hopefully start seeing a difference in the next month. Need to eat healthily and going to the gym though which i am not but i don’t know how i will be able to go out with makeup on. Will update you in a week - so so flaky Monday 16th woke up with the ones on my cheeks coming out and it seems like they are coming out out My skin is quite burnt but thats okay just as long as the epiduo is working. My skin today was quite oily. My makeup started to sweat off. It wasn’t the most attractive thing. I had to be in the cafe all day as well which was kinda peak. Polly has acne too so it was alright but felt quite insecure Maybe i should start wearing bright lipstick I just look over the top though Really hope that after the next couple of weeks, the inflammation will go down, the dryness will stop and generally my skin start to clear up. I have a feeling it will though as i am only just over a week using it and thus need not jump to conclusions. If it was already working it would be a miracle but i don’t expect it to be working by now. In a couple of weeks i will reavaluate. Thursday 19th January Acne is going down on cheeks. Hairline spots are quite painful but forehead has flared up suddenly> really want it to go down and hopefully it will after exams Annoying though Sunday 22nd january - day 14 My one cheek is mostly clear my breakout cheek is i think mostly cleared my chin and forehead are a mess and I’m guessing it has something to do with the shit diet that i am on currently Really something i need to sort out. Im eating pure crap or eating nothing at all. I don’t have an eating disorder because i can eat food but its almost a fear that whatever food i am eating is making me break out. bad to the point that I’m only eating 1 meal a day and they aren’t good meals. Sometimes no meals at all. Its because i don’t eat breakfast. Basically I’m an idiot. Active spot appearing right between my eyes which is a pain. All hairline spots have gone woohoo Day 18 - THEY ARE COMING BACK. I thought the ones on my cheeks were fucking gone and i can feel them coming back. I hate myself i hate myself> WHATTT THEEEEE FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK - i just want them to go away. the lymeclycline is shit. Its not working and i can’t be asked anymore. Im just done with shit skin. Who cares anymore. The ones on the edge of my face are back. Really fucking frustrating. Nearly been 3 weeks and nothing is happening. Epiduo is still letting me breakout stupid creams. maybe it will change after Day 19 - the side ones are cleaning up - i think it was to do with unclean sheets. I have cleaned them so that tis good Forehead eruption and I’m going to the gym today and for the next week to fix this problem. My medication might begin to work soon but don’t trust that it will. Cheeks are coming back and that is a problem. Huge one on my chin. Maybe my period is coming soon though and that may be why, I would love it if it did. Maybe my diet is still bad. Im not making good meals. I am eating shit or nothing at all. What is wrong with me. Seriously need to get this fixed. Nearly the end of 3 weeks on the meds. Will update at the end of 3.
  20. Acne diary Day one 09/01/17 (new year new me) of Lymecycline 408mg - feel quite sick but i think its because I’m also coming down with a cold - haven’t started using epiduo yet but really excited to start using it. ahhhhh finally some form of change and I’m pumped. having cough sweets to make me feel less sick. The doctor said that i it will probably start working after about 2 months and after that i should come back to the doctor and get another prescription. I will update you tomorrow Day 3 - woken up and everything seems less aggravated. I have an active spot on my chin which is annoying and my skin feels quite dry but have ordered some moisteriser. Sunday 15th january 2017 - day 7 My skin is seriously dry like i don’t want to put on makeup at all. So frustrating. using cetaphil moisturiser but doesn’t seem to be helping. I will hopefully start seeing a difference in the next month. Need to eat healthily and going to the gym though which i am not but i don’t know how i will be able to go out with makeup on. Will update you in a week - so so flaky Monday 16th woke up with the ones on my cheeks coming out and it seems like they are coming out out My skin is quite burnt but thats okay just as long as the epiduo is working. My skin today was quite oily. My makeup started to sweat off. It wasn’t the most attractive thing. I had to be in the cafe all day as well which was kinda peak. Polly has acne too so it was alright but felt quite insecure Maybe i should start wearing bright lipstick I just look over the top though Really hope that after the next couple of weeks, the inflammation will go down, the dryness will stop and generally my skin start to clear up. I have a feeling it will though as i am only just over a week using it and thus need not jump to conclusions. If it was already working it would be a miracle but i don’t expect it to be working by now. In a couple of weeks i will reavaluate. Thursday 19th January Acne is going down on cheeks. Hairline spots are quite painful but forehead has flared up suddenly> really want it to go down and hopefully it will after exams Annoying though Sunday 22nd january - day 14 My one cheek is mostly clear my breakout cheek is i think mostly cleared my chin and forehead are a mess and I’m guessing it has something to do with the shit diet that i am on currently Really something i need to sort out. Im eating pure crap or eating nothing at all. I don’t have an eating disorder because i can eat food but its almost a fear that whatever food i am eating is making me break out. bad to the point that I’m only eating 1 meal a day and they aren’t good meals. Sometimes no meals at all. Its because i don’t eat breakfast. Basically I’m an idiot. Active spot appearing right between my eyes which is a pain. All hairline spots have gone woohoo Day 18 - THEY ARE COMING BACK. I thought the ones on my cheeks were fucking gone and i can feel them coming back. I hate myself i hate myself> WHATTT THEEEEE FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK - i just want them to go away. the lymeclycline is shit. Its not working and i can’t be asked anymore. Im just done with shit skin. Who cares anymore. The ones on the edge of my face are back. Really fucking frustrating. Nearly been 3 weeks and nothing is happening. Epiduo is still letting me breakout stupid creams. maybe it will change after Day 19 - the side ones are cleaning up - i think it was to do with unclean sheets. I have cleaned them so that tis good Forehead eruption and I’m going to the gym today and for the next week to fix this problem. My medication might begin to work soon but don’t trust that it will. Cheeks are coming back and that is a problem. Huge one on my chin. Maybe my period is coming soon though and that may be why, I would love it if it did. Maybe my diet is still bad. Im not making good meals. I am eating shit or nothing at all. What is wrong with me. Seriously need to get this fixed. Nearly the end of 3 weeks on the meds. Will update at the end of 3.
  21. I only started to get acne when I was about 18 years old. I guess it was due to the shit I was eating but I didn't really care at that point because apart from the weight that I wasn't aware I was putting on, I was not showing visible signs on my face. The earliest recollection I have is being pale as fuck because I hadn't gone on sunny holidays in the last 3 years, and not being able to be completely clear of makeup when going to school (which was annoying because I didn't want to wear makeup) Anyway, then I went on my gap year and my skin got ANGRY. In the sense that I was still paler than I used to be and my forehead especially was just filled with dots. Loads and loads of dots. My cheeks were always really clear though even amongst smoking excessively during school. Went to South Africa during my gap year and remember not being able to wear makeup because it would all sweat off and my skin was horrific. My skin was quite bad but the worst was my forehead. I couldn't understand it because i wasn't eating that badly. Anyway so I came back and my skin I think was a little better. You know getting some sun on my face helped alot. I then went to Israel and was super self-conscious about it. I tried to do loads of exercise, drink loads of water and was fed up that nothing was happening. The sun had not yet arrived and so i felt shit. It effected everything. Anyway, then the sun came and it took a long time but I wasnt really breaking out anymore but the scarring was badddddd (on my forehead) and then I went to spain during the end of the year - JULY 2015. My skin by the end of the holidays was AMAZING!!!!! I hadnt done anything to it though so was confused at why the son had magically fixed my skin so well. I was so happy and felt like I had taken 10 steps foreward. Then I came to university and my skin went to shit. My tan faded and I was unhappy, overweight in my opinion, and felt like a slump. When I went on the ski Trip my skin became great so excercise and fresh air definitely helped. Exercise was a huge component so I started doing loads and my skin cleared up drastically. Maybe around April 2016. I was also on the birth control pill Yasmin and it began to work after 3 months but i went crazy and so i stopped. Then I went travelling during summer and my spots was quite bad at the beginning but decided to not wear makeup. I had dried out ones on my cheeks. I must emphasise that i didnt get spots on my cheeks until university and i think smoking had something to do with it but i quit and nothing changed. My mental health in first year university was not good. I was stressed and kept getting ill. it was not good. Anyway so i went to ibiza for a Yoga Retreat and then went to Thailand and Vietnam and my skin was glowing by the end of the trip. It was fun to come back being tanned and feeling good. I had lost weight and so started 2nd year uni feeling happy. My skin was so good. I could feel it getting worse though but i could cover it with makeup so i didnt care at all. I had a bad experience with a guy and my mental health really suffered and so thats when i started to get inflamed spots on my cheeks but only on my left side. This brings me to now. My skin is so bad to me that i didn't want to go and see my friends so i talked to my brother who suffered from bad acne and talked to my dad who also did. And went to the doctor. They have put me on Lymecycline and Epiduo and will get on to it on my next blog post.