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shadylee

Member Since 23 Mar 2011
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Tazorac Might Be My Miracle..

29 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

wish i had started this log when i started tazorac .05%..i started 6 weeks ago..around 2 week mark i wanted to quit so bad.  i had the worst breakout of cysts i ever had, they just kept popping up.  i usually get 1 to 2 cysts at a time, they pop up, i get cortisone shots and usually ill be good for couple of weeks..well there was a 2 week span where i went to the derm 5 times, it was devastating to say the least!  well im now 6 weeks in, and i havent gotten a cortisone shot in 3 weeks, that is like a record for me, i cant tell you what a great feeling it is!  i have had regular pimples come up, but they go away in couple of days, nothing like the cysts i usually get..i can totally deal with those..a few days ago i got a rather large pimple near the corner of my mouth, if it had been on my cheek i probably wldve gotten a shot, but since it was corner of my mouth you could barely see it if my mouth closed, so i was able to deal..its getting flatter and less by the day, so i'm quite happy...besides that i'm clear, and i dont feel anything coming up either.  ( gosh i hope i'm not jinxing myself)  this is truly the longest i've gone without a shot in years!  so now for the list of other things i am using, its quite the list..but the reason i think its tazorac that is my miracle is bc the other stuff i've been using much longer than the taz..

 

65mg solodyn

acanya in the morning

taz at night

i use aveeno ultra calming foaming cleanser

 

my supplements are..vit d3, probiotics, vitb5 and VP-ZEL tablets which is a prescription vitamin for acne

 

not sure if other peoples skin cld handle the acanya and taz, its kind of a harsh combo, but my skin tolerates it the most part..i started to use taz every night from the beginning...this is truly the best regimen i have used so far, i pray it keeps working!


Having Trouble With Latest Board Posts

25 July 2012 - 05:45 PM

when i come onto acne.org last 3 days, my latest board posts are the same ones..i have to go to message boards to see recent topics..since i always love to read the latest posts am wondering how i fix this..does anybody know?

my last 2 weeks

26 June 2011 - 11:00 AM

well have been suffering cystic acne for abt a year now, only on my left cheek...was clear for over 2 months and couple weeks ago the worst cyst i had ever gotten started to refill...totally destroyed me..it was finally jus starting for the pigmentation of it not to be so horrible, and bam started to refill..well called the derm and BEGGED to come in and get cortisone shot, they work like miracles for me.  I was lucky and was able to get one, and it went down in like a day, but the pigmenatation is BAD sad.gif...well anyways, afer that another cyst started to form near it and for 3 days begged to get an appt for cortisone shot, and they wldnt let me in, they said they were extremely overbooked and just wasnt possible...i was so frkn upset.  my cysts get quite big and really destroy my skin, but if i catch them early enough with a shot, they dont destroy my skin.  well fed up and frantic, i started to call every derm until i got one where i could come in and get a shot.  well this was best thing that has happened.  i went into new derm and she was so extremely nice and informative, my other derm really had no time for me, he was basically a robot.  it was so refreshing for someone to actually listen to me..i found out the reason maybe why my other derm wasnt prescribing certain meds to me was bc my insurance wldnt cover them...im 44 and it ends up that insurance companies believe you should not have acne at this age, i wish! lol...well anyways, she gave me savings cards and a bunch of free samples which my other derm never gave me.  i wish he had given me an option to try other meds, and let me decide if i wanted to spend the $ or not.  i have spent like a zillion dollars already on stuff that didnt work, that if i found something that did work, i wld not mind paying for it.  my new derm also says she will help me fight with my insurance co. to get coverage for these meds, provided they work lol.  i guess im telling my story bc i want anyone who isnt exactly happy with their derm, shld not hesitate to find another one.  i kept going to him bc i got comfortable going there, and was convincing myself what more could another one do?  well i found out if you're able to talk and have someone really listen, that you can come up with a plan of attack...and of course the best thing about the new derm is she promised if i call for cortisone shot if she cldnt fit me it that day, then definitely the next.  so after a couple of bad weeks, i finalllly feel good.  it such a relief...what a rollercoaster ride this acne is....

my last 2 weeks

26 June 2011 - 10:59 AM

well have been suffering cystic acne for abt a year now, only on my left cheek...was clear for over 2 months and couple weeks ago the worst cyst i had ever gotten started to refill...totally destroyed me..it was finally jus starting for the pigmentation of it not to be so horrible, and bam started to refill..well called the derm and BEGGED to come in and get cortisone shot, they work like miracles for me.  I was lucky and was able to get one, and it went down in like a day, but the pigmenatation is BAD sad.gif...well anyways, afer that another cyst started to form near it and for 3 days begged to get an appt for cortisone shot, and they wldnt let me in, they said they were extremely overbooked and just wasnt possible...i was so frkn upset.  my cysts get quite big and really destroy my skin, but if i catch them early enough with a shot, they dont destroy my skin.  well fed up and frantic, i started to call every derm until i got one where i could come in and get a shot.  well this was best thing that has happened.  i went into new derm and she was so extremely nice and informative, my other derm really had no time for me, he was basically a robot.  it was so refreshing for someone to actually listen to me..i found out the reason maybe why my other derm wasnt prescribing certain meds to me was bc my insurance wldnt cover them...im 44 and it ends up that insurance companies believe you should not have acne at this age, i wish! lol...well anyways, she gave me savings cards and a bunch of free samples which my other derm never gave me.  i wish he had given me an option to try other meds, and let me decide if i wanted to spend the $ or not.  i have spent like a zillion dollars already on stuff that didnt work, that if i found something that did work, i wld not mind paying for it.  my new derm also says she will help me fight with my insurance co. to get coverage for these meds, provided they work lol.  i guess im telling my story bc i want anyone who isnt exactly happy with their derm, shld not hesitate to find another one.  i kept going to him bc i got comfortable going there, and was convincing myself what more could another one do?  well i found out if you're able to talk and have someone really listen, that you can come up with a plan of attack...and of course the best thing about the new derm is she promised if i call for cortisone shot if she cldnt fit me it that day, then definitely the next.  so after a couple of bad weeks, i finalllly feel good.  it such a relief...what a rollercoaster ride this acne is....