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Member Since 10 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Accutane

26 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Make sure to tell this to your dermatologist. You're not supposed to get sun exposure once you're on Accutane, so your skin will probably need to heal before he/she puts you on it, but I don't doubt that they'll put you on it if you have reoccurring acne - especially if you've been on Accutane before.


If it's cystic, I'm sure you'll have no problems, even if it's "clear" now.


Good luck!

In Topic: Epiduo Worth A Shot?

26 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

Is it worth a shot? Absolutely. If you're not aiming for Accutane and have cystic acne, you'll likely have to exhaust every option you have available. 


In my experience, all it did was irritate my skin and make it burn, but different people have different experiences. 


This was post-Accutane (I had a flare up after taking a medication, which eventually went away with Bactrim).


Good luck!

In Topic: Please Help Me Find The Reason Of My Acne

17 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

I'm on the fence about "reasons" behind acne. Yes, there are certain elements that might influence your skin, but genetically, your skin isn't likely to magically clear up with a healthy diet or exercising. 


The only catalyst to my post-Accutane acne was a medication, which is a biological thing. 


Visit a dermatologist. If you don't want to be put on medication, they will likely give you strategies to try and see if your acne clears up. Don't worry so much over the "cause", because it might be something that you can't fix without help.

In Topic: Epiduo Gel & Doxycycline

17 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Doxycycline is on my allergy list now, simply because I threw up every.single.time. I took it. Didn't matter if I ate before, if I ate after, how long I waited, what I ate, what I drank, etc. I couldn't tolerate it. 


As far as Epiduo goes, I didn't have success with that either. It just made my skin more irritated. I went back on Bactrim and have been maintaining clear skin since.

In Topic: How Long Until You Saw Results From Accutane?

17 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

I started seeing results pretty fast - I can't remember my dosage since it was more than 4 years ago, but I'm about 130 lbs and 5'6" and I had horrible cystic acne. My dermatologist also had me on Bactrim throughout my Accutane treatment.