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In Topic: On 5Th Week And No Improvement

27 January 2015 - 10:19 AM

You will break out and it is to be expected.  Let 3-4 months be the guideline before expecting ANY type of improvement.  I was about to give up in my third month and then two weeks later i noticed that i wasn't really breaking out that much.  You are still relatively new to the process so be patient.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

26 January 2015 - 07:36 PM

In the beginning stages of another purge as I delve into my 5th week on differin.  Frustrating, upsetting and so draining.  I've been a bit stressed with finding a supplemental job and just trying to sort my life out.  Making some progress but still have some ways to go.  I wonder if i'll ever get to the point where I can be unshakeable in spite of my circumstances.  God has a plan for me, just wish I could be patient and see it through the ups and downs.


BTW: Keep New York and the East Coast in your thoughts and prayers as we go through our first real storm of 2015

In Topic: I Dont Know What To Do Anymore

26 January 2015 - 07:29 PM

Hugs from NY hun.  Your acne looks moderate and borderline severe and should be treated as such.  I am so sorry you are gong through this.  Definitely have an open and honest conversation with your mom about your acne and how it makes you feel.  You definitely look like a candidate for accutane but before you take the plunge, you can also try:


a paleo type diet

seeing a naturopath.


You're still in that hormonal phase so acne may come back after accutane but it could be worth a shot.


You are beautiful regardless (gorgeous eyes) and should know you are loved.


good luck on your journey and we'll be here to offer support. 

In Topic: Switching From .05 Trentonin (Atralin) To Tazorac?

26 January 2015 - 06:17 PM

The only thing you can do is try it for yourself.  Seeing as how you have been on a retinoid for a while, you shouldn't have too big an IB.  My derm swears by it but you have to try it for yourself to see how YOUR skin reacts

In Topic: Accutane Round 2?

25 January 2015 - 07:00 PM

I'm not sure where the poster got her statistics from but the fact of the matter is that no one knows for sure if your acne will return or not after a 2nd round.  I have been on 4 courses and my acne has come back every single time.  Women especially have a likelihood for relapse since we go through many hormonal fluctuations.   What else have you tried besides accutane?  In my opinion, a second round may be worth it if you have exhausted:


diet changes/lifestyle changes


retinoids and an antimicrobial.


Also, it is important to give the above a significant amount of time to work before declaring it a fail (3-6 months)