Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:31 PM
Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:16 PM
Congrats on the progress!!!!
It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.
God is good to me..........more than I deserve.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:24 AM
A little background on me: I have been battling acne since I was 13 years old (I am now 23). I have been on a whole slew of antibiotics- tetracycline, minocycline, doxyclycline, Bactrim.. And I was on accutane twice in high school. It worked absolute wonders both times, but the acne would return within a few months of coming off the accutane. After my second round of accutane, I was placed on Bactrim and aldactone, along with benzaclyn and differin topical gels. This cocktail gave me the absolute best skin of my life for about four years. I was weaned off the medication last summer. Then, around September, the acne started coming back. Large, cystic acne along my jawline and on my shoulders, and a forehead and cheeks covered in tiny, yeasty white bumps. After having been on antibiotics for the last ten years of my life, I was hesitant to go back on something. I tried olay's acne regimen, proactive, and then the Clinique three step process with no success. Then in January I broke down and went to my derm. He placed me on doxycycline and retin-a. I have been on both products since January and have had absolutely no improvement in my skin. My skin is now dry, flaking, and super sensitive with hyper pigmentation (I never had this problem before). A month ago, I went back to my derm for a check up. He told me to stick with the meds as he had high hopes for the retin-a. I wasn't so optimistic. I went to my GYNO to get a prescription for birth control, hoping I might get some relief with that, as my acne is largely hormonal. No luck. So yesterday I went to another derm for a second opinion. He placed me on solodyn and ziana. He said to expect a 20% improvement in month one, and and 80% improvement in month two of the course of treatment. So we'll see!
Sorry that was so drawn out, whew.
Anyway. So I started last night. I washed my face with Clinique liquid facial soap for oily skin and applied the ziana gel. This morning, my face definitely feels a bit cleaner, tighter, and more dry. It is a bit red, and I still have two large cysts on my cheek, hyper pigmentation from previous pimples on my cheeks, and lots of tiny white bumps on my cheeks and forehead. We'll see how this goes!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:49 PM
Also, would you recommend to take multivitamins as well as a good probiotic while on these drugs????? Thank you in advance!!! I'll be waiting for your feedback patiently!