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Lilly75

Member Since 01 Apr 2012
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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

20 October 2014 - 06:35 PM

Skin is definitely getting worse lately. I've been using less BP though so that's definitely contributing to it. I'm wanting to stop BP because I'm paranoid about it making my skin more sensitive to the sun and causing sun damage. I'm already careful with the sun because of already being pale.... It sucks that most of the topical options out there (as far as I know) make your skin more photosensitive. 

I had been emotionally managing my skin well lately - my skin hasn't been great but it wasn't getting to me. Today is the first day in a while where it is getting to me a bit and I just feel ugly. I'd love to stay home and not let anyone see me / have to face anyone but I've got things to do so I'll have to just deal with it. 

 

Hope you're all doing well comfort.gif


In Topic: Coming Off Amoxicillin

03 October 2014 - 12:03 AM

moved to prescription medications forum


In Topic: Diary Of A Three-Pronged Attack: My Mission To Get Clear Skin And Avoid Roacc...

26 September 2014 - 05:51 PM

Aw thank you Lilly! You've always been so supportive and encouraging. smile.png Yep I am still on the three part treatment: Dianette, Epiduo, and Lymecycline. My dermatologist said it was fine for me to stay on this regimen for a few more years if necessary (I think she was thinking along the lines of my mental health being much more of a priority at the moment!) so I'm pleased about that. Apparently the Lymecycline is considered to be very safe even in the long term and with the Dianette they just check my blood pressure before represcribing so it's worked out fine so far. Would definitely recommend it. How are things with you? Are you still using the regimen?

That's great you've got something that works for you and that you can keep using for the time being :) And yeah, totally understand their perspective of mental health being a priority. 

I've been going ok. Skin hasn't been great but overall I'm just not caring about it as much anymore. (I did see a psychologist for a little about anxiety / my skin so that helped a bit). It's nice that the occurrence of days where it would get to me so much are now fewer. I am still using the regimen at the moment but still only once a day. I have been more lazy with it in recent months and have tried to reduce the amount of BP to about 1 or 1 and a half pumps but my skin breaks out more with only that much. So my skin isn't great at the moment. I am looking to change what I'm doing for my skin as the regimen is rather time consuming. A routine that's a bit quicker to go through would be great for me right now. I have a derm appointment soon and I'll see what they suggest. I've spoken to a few people who've found that Diane works really well for them so it's an option I'm thinking about too. I'll see what happens :)


In Topic: Diary Of A Three-Pronged Attack: My Mission To Get Clear Skin And Avoid Roacc...

25 September 2014 - 06:36 PM

I'm so happy for you!! Great results - so glad it's still working well! (I'm thinking about starting Diane / dianette myself, so it's also encouraging haha). So you're also still taking lymecycline with this? 

 

Hope it all continues going well for you!

(And you look gorgeous too by the way :))


In Topic: No Expiry Date On My Bp?

13 September 2014 - 10:57 PM

Hmm that is weird - I'd have sworn that's where you'd find an expiry date even for the BP.

 

Are you able to get a store-bought BP where you live (if you aren't able/wanting to order another BP from the acne.org store) just to see how a product that definitely is not expired works on your skin? I'd still recommend the acne.org BP over any others though - it's the best quality BP I've used. But any other 2.5% BP will be just as effective.