Hi guys. So I haven't been on this forum in ages because I essentially have clear skin now, but for anybody reading my log I just wanted to upload the final before and after photos to give you all some hope that with the right treatment combination you can get clear skin!!!
The picture on the left is me in August 2013. The one on the right is me today in September 2014. I'm still on the same treatment combination and sticking with it has really paid off in the end so I am very very happy.
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A big thank you to all of you who supported me along the way. I couldn't have got through all this without you!! xxxxx
PS - am very interested in the antidepressants you were subscribed as I really feel like I need something. I have got to a stage where I don't ever want to leave my house, which is so irritating as I am such a social person, but I have to constantly find excuses to not go out. Luckily I work mostly from home, so I don't actually have to leave the house often if I don't want to. But staying at home all day every day is beginning to have a really negative effect on my mental state.
Hi palegreeneyes. I'm diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and have been on three antidepressants: sertraline, mirtazapine, and venlafaxine. Out of the three I would say that venlafaxine is by far the best but it's also the one that takes the longest to work so you really have to be patient with it. I didn't see any significant improvement until the 300mg dose, which is the level at which it affects serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine (as opposed to ordinary SSRIs like sertraline that only affect serotonin). I'm also on quetiapine as a mood stabiliser and have benefitted a lot from this as well. Wishing you the best of luck with whatever treatment you chose to follow xxxx