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#61 BMarieWantsNoAcne

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Unfortunately, some of those pores that I thought were starting to clear out actually became whiteheads. It was short lived, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. :)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Hey BMarie,
Sorry to hear that you are still breaking out. :( Hopefully its not as bad as before though. I think that in my case I'm going to keep breaking out in the same spots with smaller and smaller pimples each time until they totally rid themselves of all the infection. That's what mine has been doing so far, at least (I'm on day 45). Are you still on 80mg/day? I'm thinking about asking to up my dosage next time. Did you see any increased breakout when you went up in dosage or more side effects? I think you said before you didn't have any more cysts? I am hoping I get there soon! It seem that the cysts are the worst and most difficult for me to get any progress with... They just linger and linger and linger and, well, you get the picture! In the mean time keep posting and getting better!!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thanks :)
Yes, I am still on 80 mg a day. I'm still worried about my triglycerides being high, so I started taking fish oil this morning. We will have to see if it helps or not... My derm put me on an antibiotic when she raised my dose, so I didn't really have another IB. The antibiotics help a lot, but I got a yeast infection and diarrhea, so that wasn't cool. It really helped clear up my face though because I'm not getting cysts now. I'm not getting that many whieheads either... have I hit the point where it just starts getting better? A girl can dream, right?
I go in next Monday for my blood work. Unfortunately, I also have an orthodontist appointment that morning, so I have to get my blood drawn, go home, eat, brush my teeth, and immediately leave for my orthodontist. Craziness...
Oh, you also asked about my side effects. Pretty much all of my sore effects are gone now. They didn't get worse when my dosage was raised either. Kinda weird. The only thing I'm dealing with now is slight dryness, and chapped lips. My lips were fine until Saturday when I went four hours without chapstick, and they got sunburned. :( other than that, everything is fine. :)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

Sounds like you are doing pretty good so far though.. What antibiotics did they put you on?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

It was Amoxicillin for 10 days I think? I don't remember the exact dosage or anything though.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Day 59!! A little while back I had a rash on the back of my hands. No matter how much lotion or aquaphor I used it didn't improve. Well, it randomly went away (Yay!!). It's back now though. No fun at all :( other than that, no side effects.

Quick grammar question, is it side affects or side effects? Lol.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

I think I had the same thing about a week ago on the back of my hands. Not like a raised rash, but kind of scaly and red and also going down on my wrist area. It wasn't painful or anything, just very annoying and rough. I used the cetaphil moisturizing cream in the tub on it and it worked wonders. It took care of it completely in about 2-3 days. This cream is too strong for my face, which isn't that dry yet, but it works well on scaly skin. It worked for my husband too, who had an awful rough patch on his neck. Its kind of expensive, but it helped me out a lot.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

It's just strange because Aquaphor has always really helped me with things like this.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

Day 63. I go in for my dermatologist appointment on Thursday, so it's a good thing I got behind on my pills. Otherwise I wouldn't have any right now. I really think I'm over the worst of things, and have hit the upwards slope. If I get any new pimples, they start healing really quickly. My only side effects are bloody boogers (that are really hard), slightly dry but manageable skin, and a rash on my hands that comes and goes. And we'll see about my triglycerides soon. I went in for my bloodwork yesterday. :)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Glad to hear you're improving! :) I know I've posted this elsewhere, but don't know if I've mentioned it to you before, but I get the same problem with my nose and applying a little vaseline inside it with a q-tip 2 or 3 times a day provides some relief (though it doesn't go away...). Hope the montly derm visit goes well!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

I had actually been doing that for a few days, but then my allergies got really bad and I had a constant runny nose. I didn't need it then, but now that my allergies are gone I need to start it again.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Day 64. I'm a senior in high school, and I'm getting my senior portraits done soon. Sadly, I still have braces and have red marks all over my cheeks :( Not the ideal situation, and it's kind of got me down. I want to wear makeup for my portraits, but never wear it so I don't know how to apply it well. :(

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

OP, your acne, although severe, looks like there's a good chance it will heal without leaving any permanent scars (dents), so continue to be gentle when you have to touch your face and NEVER, EVER poke, squeeze or pop! Red marks will fade also with time. 



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

Get your makeup professionally done at ulta or a makeup counter! Usually they will give you a makeover as long as you buy a certain amount of product, like 50 bucks or so. I had a trial done for my wedding at ulta and they did a great job. Then just go from there to your portrait :) I'm guessing you get them done on your own? Or that its an option?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

Thanks, Dave! That makes me happy. :) Ughhh, I'm homeschooled so it's totally on my own. I have a few friends who are photographers, and I'm going to get one of then to take my pictures. Unfortunately, I live in a small town so there's only one option (Bealls) like that. I was actually thinking about seeing if a friend would do my hair and makeup. I'm a very simple girl, and don't really care about hair or makeup, but for this I would like to look nice. :)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

Day 65. I had my dermatologist appointment today. My triglycerides were not high, Yay!! Is the fish oil actually helping? Lol. Instead, my cholesterol was high. :( other than that everything was good. Continuing on with the 80 mg daily! Any suggestions on good but cheap, easily available makeup? At this point, I'm not really concerned with pore clogging or anything because it will only be used once or twice (for my senior pics). I just need to get some.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Hey, 

    The only problem with cheap makeup is it's so hard to find your shade on your own. I know WalMart is supposed to have a really good concealer by Hard Candy I think, maybe bring someone with you to compare shades, I always suck at it so I just suck it up and go to a makeup counter.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

I agree with ughhh that the department store makeups are better quality overall but If you aren't really ever going to use it again I see why you would want a cheaper product. It is however REALLY hard to pick out a good shade from the drugstore brands like ughhh said since you can't try it on first, so if you go this route get someone to go along with you and help you try to pick out the closest match possible. You don't want to end up with a darker, lighter, or redder mask (thats were the department store makeup counters help cause they help you find the right shade and type of makeup). Of the cheaper brands, when I started using makeup the best for problem skin seemed to be Almay and Neutrogena. People say a lot of good things about Physicians Formula, but I've never tried it. I now use Clinique for most of my products though.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Okay. That's probably a good idea to go get help... I don't think I'd be able to find my color on my own...especially with how red my face is, I would have no clue. And since I have a job now (Starbucks, woohoo!), I have a little more spending money...

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Some drug stores have a return or exchange policy on make up if you have bought the wrong shade. You can check their policy before you buy.

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