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

26 April 2015 - 07:48 PM

Cleared up in one area, breaking out in two others. Very frustrating to say the least. At what point does it end or does it ever. Thank God I anchor myself in things above or else I would have given up and given in a long time ago.

In Topic: Is My Acne Moderate Or Severe?

26 April 2015 - 04:16 AM

Moderate. It could be hormonal if your chin is the only place you get it. The regimen took me four straight months to get the results I wanted and my acne was on the lighter side of moderate so you still have a ways to go so don't get discouraged. In the meantime, expect worsening and funky skin.

In Topic: 3Rd Course Of Accutane

23 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

Did diet and lifestyle changes work for you? And what do you suggest?

Diet definitely makes it worse. I truly believe my acne stems from hormones so unless I get those under control, I'll always break out. Paleo seems to be a good one that cuts out most allergens. Give it a 3 month shot.

In Topic: Tetracycline For Acne? Yes Or No?

23 April 2015 - 02:10 PM

Don't waste your time.  Antibiotics for acne will eventually hurt your body in the long run and the rebound effect can be rough.  Ask for a retinoid and an anti microbial such as BP and stay off the oral stuff if you can.  

Reevaluate your diet and stress level and take it one step at a time.

In Topic: Differin Initial Breakout Is This Normal (Pics)

23 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

It is absolutely normal.  I am 4 months in and still breakout but there has been improvement.  If at the end of 6 months the acne hasn't slowed down, I'll try something stronger.  Give Differin between 3-6 months before deciding it doesn't work.  You're still early on.

Good luck!