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Lilly75

Member Since 01 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2015 09:31 PM

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In Topic: Help! Popped A Pimple And Now I Have A Big Read Scar :(

18 August 2015 - 01:01 AM

Topic moved to scar / red mark treatment forum which should be more helpful for you :) Please note the forum headings when posting.

The redness at the moment could just be 'trauma' / irritation from the pimple being popped. It might fade after a while. If it's post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, using something like AHA might help to fade it with time as well. 

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

04 August 2015 - 03:08 AM

Time to vent a little after the derm appointment I had today...
The derm thinks that what I'll have to end up doing is to take accutane. I'm not too keen on that and I was annoyed that it was pretty much the first thing she said to me when I walked in. She was great though and just explained it all to me, but wasn't pressuring me into agreeing to take it. She just wants me to consider it. For now though I have a prescription for epiduo and a lot of erythromycin. I'm a little cautious about taking so much of it (it'll start off at 400mg AM/PM and work up to being 800mg in the AM and PM) so I think I might seek another opinion from my GP first just to ease my mind a bit before starting it (and the epiduo). 

Overall, I'm a bit worried about starting something new and having my skin break out more than it already is. But starting soon would be good - might have clearer skin by the time I graduate at the end of the year :P And I know I need to try something new - what I'm doing now isn't helping so much. 

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

03 August 2015 - 02:35 AM

I (finally) have a derm appointment tomorrow! I've been on a waiting list for a few months now. And even though I've had acne in varying severities since I was about 13 (I'm 22 now), I've never actually been to a derm. I've just gone with the advice from my GP which was fine,  but it'll be nice to see a specialist and get their opinion / advice now. It'll be weird for me to leave the house without makeup to go the appointment, but it'll be fine.
Overall, my acne / skin doesn't get to me as much as it used to even though it's still moderate acne in my opinion. I of course still have my moments where it does get me down, but I've been managing it a lot better now. 

Hope you're all doing well. Hang in there  :comfort: 

In Topic: Where Is My Log?

05 April 2015 - 07:47 AM

No problem :)


In Topic: Where Is My Log?

05 April 2015 - 05:46 AM

Hi, I'm not sure who to ask this to. But in 2010 I started the Regimen and kept a very thorough detailed log/personal post about my battle with acne. I came back here to find it and show it to a friend and it seems to be gone... I realize it was a long time ago but that log was my support through the process of becoming acne-free, so I hope I can find it again.

 

Any admins know where it went? It was under this name, Sweetsleep. Thanks...

 

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/257248-new-female-with-hormonal-acne-just-started-the-regimen/ 

 

Is this it?