Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:29 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:19 AM
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!!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:00 PM
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.
Edited by BMarieWantsNoAcne, 15 January 2013 - 12:05 PM.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:37 PM
Quick grammar question, is it side affects or side effects? Lol.
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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!
Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:18 AM
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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 25 January 2013 - 03:32 PM
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.
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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Edited by Mosey mom, 26 January 2013 - 11:51 AM.