week 5day 29 of treatment, day 12 of menstral cycle
Everywhere I have used finacea is healing quite nicely. Had to skip it yesterday on my face, neck and shoulers cause I got a little burned and I fugure sunburn plus finacea = AAHHHHHHH
Used sudocram on my skin when I got home that day and the morning after too
I used some on my jawline this morning as I have some new painful lumps rising there now, don't know if its the sudocrem the suncream or just not using finacea which make be break out a little but it bothers me less than usual cause the rest of my skin is looking so much better. I just need to be more careful in the sun in future.
although the pharmacy is have trouble getting hold of any more of the product??!! don't really get what the problem is. I said I would come back in a week and pester them again for the details of the supplier they use and the manufacturer. I will then see if there is a problem with the manufacturer or if pharmacies use different suppliers and their one is perhaps a bit shite.
I just want to know I will have finacea to wear at the festival this summer if I need it.day 31 of treatment, day 14 of menstral cycle
Yesterday I used finacea everywhere I normally do. By the evening my skin peeled off my neck but it didnt hurt so I dont think much damage was done. I didnt connect finacea to that until just now as my ear peeled too and I dont put finacea on my ears so I think I would have peeled anyway.
Yesterday I got really ill wich sickness, Dia....., headache, fever and cramps... it was horrible. I have not eaten yet today though so we shall see how things are going....
I have not used finacea yet as I eed help with my back. Boyfriend is coming back at about midday so I will do it then.... My jawiline was bad yesterday but better today (when I get ill my skin calms down.... apparently my skin has bigger fish to fry than my skin right now or something..) the rest of my body where I had to skip the finacea for a day or so had a little relapse so back on the wagon for me.
According to a GP I have a virus in my gut causing me a fever and back pain, great. Temp has gone from 37.8 to 38.1 now 38.2.... booday 33 of treatment, day 16 of menstral cycle
Did not wash for one whole day when I was ill cause I felt too delicate and tired to do anything other than sleep etc
Also too feeble for sheet change.
Both of these things have been done now, I started to breakout on my shoulders quite significantly so I washed with vosene before applying finacea this morning to give it a kick start again. Today I am stressed and annoyed at lack of food options....day 34 of treatment, day 17 of menstral cycle
jawline all nodular and horrible still so used a thick layer of BP before bed last night which has improved things.
consideration: Want it to be clear by the time I go to the festival (2 weeks away) so may use both BP and finacea to speed things up. I would switch to using finacea twice a day but I don't have enough!!! No new new spots to report, all the same as the last few days.....
jawline - nodular/papular covering
Neck - covered in small to medium sized and often painful papules
chest - almost completely clear
shoulders - some new inflamed nodules/papules
back - some new inflamed nodules/papules especially on lower back
washes using vosene (salicylic acid) this morning then applied finacea. tingles... tingles went away after about 30 minsday 35 of treatment, day 18 of menstral cycle
Used finacea last night on jawline after showering, then in the morning washed as usual then used finacea again all over face, neck, back, chest
when I got in from work I applied BP over my jawline cause I think if I let it go on there as it is it will scar. I think its working. I think I will use BP on my jawline until I go to the festival cause I want to look clearer when I go and I refuse to allow my skin to scar. Can feel the heat from the nodules along my jawline ggrrrrr
Have been eating badly though and ill
Good news, my pharmacy has ordered the last of my finacea! woot!! It will be there tomorrow apparently. I will order more in when I go tomorrow ...... way ahead of time so I can pick it up before the festival. I think I will start using jojoba oil in the evenings again. I am starting to look old/dry in the skin week 6day 36 of treatment, day 19 of menstral cycle
am) OW OW OW OW OW
used BP again last night after putting some on in the afternoon, this may have been overkill?
It stings like a motherfucker now all under and along my jawline after finacea application.
It doesnt look too bad but I will give BP a miss today. On the plus side it has been working but still tonight I feel my skin deserves a rest. wish I had some aloe gel for it. I feel treating it like a chemical burn would be wise if it still stings later.. I don't think it will though. It already feels a little better.... I may get some aloe today. Another issue is that I keep rubbing my skin hard with the flannel along the jawline to remove any dead skin. Mostly cause its satisfying to see bits of dead skin come off. I have been really depressed about my skin recently... crying again and feeling extra resentful of people... especially girls younger than I am who have perfect skin... They are everywhere. I need to sort this out, I don't want to be one of those old women who hates younger women.
pm) stuck it out, spent all day with stiff neck skin but it doesn't hurt anymore. Acne has really gone down there actually. Managed to squeeze one spot there which was hurting but its pretty much smooth on my jawline now. Will still use nothing tonight. Give my skin some R&R until tomorrow. Will not rub jawline in shower!day 37 of treatment, day 20 of menstral cycle
My jawline spots are resiliant bastards!! they look much less noticable since I nuked them with a thick layer of BP a few days ago but the surrounding skin payed the price and is now a little leathery
But I feel much more confident. I just wish it didn't look so aging...
1)The rest of my skin continues to improve
2)I have a repeat prescription going now and finacea is now back in stock, i got the rest today
3)I bought SLS free soaps today (one dead sea and one aloe vera)
4)The girl working in the health shop and me got talking about acne. She is a long term sufferer too. Lymecyclin is working for her but she appears to be under the impression that it will continue working after she stops treatment.... I hope it does work like that for her but I have my doubts. We talked about it. I said I hope it does work but to try not to be too disappointed if it doesnt, there are tonnes of other things to try is she developes a resistance to it so then I told her about acne.org and reccomended jojoba as a moisturiser. She seemed pretty happy but I left quickly as I was worried I would actually manage to geek out about acne :S
I will use the aloe tonight as well as wash my sheets ready for tomorrow. I think leaving my sheets on too long is why I broke out last time.
Going to see my doctor on saturday. I will take photos on friday night and make a before and after on my camera or something for her to look at with me. I think I will ask to be sent to a derm as she suggested though to come up with an ideal combination and talk about the long term effects of finacea if I do choose to continue with it.day 39 of treatment, day 22 of menstral cycle
ok so I am about to come on my period, it is almost 6 weeks into my finacea experiment.
I have uploaded pics of my back as they improve. There is definately noticable improvement.
I am still peeling on my nack and jawline due to using BP twice in one day but now I feel it was a nessisary kick up the arse for my jawline acne which I believe is a different creature entirely than the rest of my acne as it is so unique and stubborn.
My chest is......clear
My arms hint at underlyring activity but look clear to anyone who isn't me
face mostly clear apart from the jawline and very bottom of face
jawline, still active but less inflamed, hard and painful/itchy than it was ... more leathery
back is much smoother now day 40 of treatment, day 23 of menstral cycle
Saw my GP who amused me by chasing a fly around her office trying to kill it after it started annoying both of us .... I like her
she agreed that it had improved but that I still needed to see a dermatologist to sort my skin out. Especially the jawline and my back. She says my skin was getting dry on my back. I will start using aloe vera at night with jojoba oil to counter the dryness. Ill shall to think about what to say at my derm appointment.day 44 of treatment, day 23 of menstral cycle
about to go to a festival, about to not use finacea for 5 days.... crap.....
bought facial wipes with salicylic acid so here is hoping they are useful in keeping things at bay while I am away...
I know I am going to break out big time
but I cant use finacea while I am away. needs to be removed every day...
anyway, I still am waiting for my derm appointment,
jawline is still my worst area followed by my back... the rest is barely noticable.
Edited by crystal_willow, 28 July 2010 - 11:29 AM.