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To All My Social Butterflies

30 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

Hey all, 


I figured I'd make a thread for the extreme extroverts who suffer/have suffered from acne. When you're in a breakout period or you're feeling uncomfortable, how do you manage to be your normal, energetic self? Do you still go out, exude confidence, flirt, and hook up? I know for a fact that, since clearing up a bit from Solodyn and Ziana, I've been feeling more and more like my usual self. How about you? Feel free to include any awesome party stories ;) 

Results: 2 1/2 Months On Solodyn/ziana/benzaclin

15 May 2013 - 09:59 PM

Well, I'm back to posting on the forum after incessant surfing these past 2 months. I recently completed my 10th week on a combination of Solodyn 80 mg, Ziana, and Benzaclin. I had my derm check-up today and I honestly had a mental breakdown and demanded Accutane for some lingering body acne despite the improvement in my face. The dermatologist assured me that my face isn't too bad and told me that the only way she'd prescribe me Accutane is if I visit a psychiatrist and they write me a note saying it's okay I proceed with treatment. I'm fairly certain she became worried once I told her I'd been extremely depressed and limited because of my acne these past 2 months. She couldn't believe that acne was the only thing behind my depression despite my claims. She definitely seems to buy into the link between Accutane and worsening depression. Nevertheless, seeing that my face had made improvements, she upped my Solodyn dosage to 105 mg (I'm 160 lbs) in hope that this is the answer to my problems. I'm still very much considering taking the Accutane step if I can get a psychiatrist appointment soon enough. Okay, rant over. I'll attach some pics of how my face looks now, after 2 1/2 months on the aforementioned treatments. Any thoughts, opinions, and advice would be highly appreciated. I apologize for the lighting, but you can certainly see what my face looks like at a normal distance. Just trying to get my social life back on track - can't let the girls slip by, haha! :) 

Solodyn And Ziana

30 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

I have been on a Solodyn, Ziana regimen for over 2 weeks (3 this coming Wednesday). I definitely noticed new spots popping up since starting the regimen but things are becoming a bit smoother now. I've gotten a few big, painful ones since starting (especially around the upper cheek and temple area), but I feel as though they should be on their way out. My acne was moderate to begin with and the Ziana has certainly caused unsightly redness at times. How long until I actually start seeing great improvements in my skin? Has anyone experienced an initial breakout that lasted over 3 weeks? This would literally be a nightmare scenario for me. I need things to get better desperately because my confidence is shot. Does anyone have any encouraging success stories?