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elfantasma

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In Topic: Tactuo/epiduo, Freaking Out :(

27 September 2014 - 02:50 AM

I'm using Epiduo as well. 45 days in or something like that. I've stopped counting days. Like Nicole says it's up and downs. It's now a linear process. Two steps forward and one step back. 

 

The first 2-3 weeks it's normal to experience an initial purge / breakout as your skin is pushing all the bad stuff out. 

 

You should see great improvement by month 2 or 3. The problem with a retinoid like Epiduo (adaplene) is that it takes time to work its magic. 

 

Therefore patience is the key to success. 


In Topic: Epiduo

27 September 2014 - 02:41 AM

Hi again.

 

Sorry for the late reply. I've been busy starting a new job :)

 

Yeah I know exactly what you mean. This process is a two step forward one step back process. 

 

I'm still having some pimples but generally things are going in the right direction. The pimples that i'm having are small and heal in a faster pace. 

 

I'm almost half way through the 3 months now. I hope things only get better from now on :D I'm positive.

 

I just got a new tube of the Epiduo. I've  almost used the first one.  


In Topic: Epiduo

19 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

Thank you for your post Nicoleblk9 :)

 

Honestly I think we just have to stick with the regimen until 8 or 12 weeks to see significant results. That's what I hope. 

 

It's hard to tell whether the regimen is working or not. My acne breakouts now don't seem to be as severe as before. The pimples are smallere and less inflamed compared to before Epiduo. 

 

I hope things clear up in a month or so smile.png

 

My derm told me to take 2x500m tetracycline for 45 days. Is that enough? According to him it would be enough and after that I should keep using Epiduo. 


In Topic: Epiduo

17 September 2014 - 06:10 AM

It's been over a month now. No big improvement yet. I still break out a bit. I hope things clear up soon. 

 

Besides that I've been prescribed tetracycline 500mg twice a day and i've been on that for the last 14 days. 


In Topic: Epiduo

08 September 2014 - 02:58 AM

Hey Caitlinx

 

Thanks for your thoughts. Things are okay. I had a laser surgery this friday, because I have a genetic skin disease which produces same small red marks on my skin. Right now I can't use Epiduo on those places because of the wounds. While having the laser surgery I told the dermatologist (a world famous one), that my disease didn't bother me that much, but acne did and he therefore prescribed me some antibiotics to take for 6 weeks twice a day to kill the bacteria. 

Besides that I should just keep using Epiduo.