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elfantasma

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In Topic: Epiduo

13 November 2014 - 12:45 PM

Hi!

 

I wouldn't call it a setback. It just that the antibiotics did nothing for me. 

 

It's almost three months now. Actually it's tomorrow. Things have been really good the last couple of weeks. Consistent improvement and very little impurities. 

 

Patience is the key. 


In Topic: Epiduo

04 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

I've decided to stop using the antibiotics after about 2 months of use. After about 4 weeks i had a clear up lasting about two weeks. My forehead cleared up completely (i'm not using anything on my forehead). My forehead is now back to how it use to be. 

 

Besides that I use to have a couple of spots on my back. Now my back have gone from very mild to moderate. It's pretty strange. I haven't changed anything in my habits and daily life. It must be a sign that something is going on in my body. I've been prescribed tetracycline a couple of times before in my youth and therefore I think that the acne bacteria has something kind of "resistance" from earlier use and it has probably killed some of the "good" bacteria in the gut. 

 

I'll keep using Epiduo which i'm fairly happy about. 


In Topic: Epiduo

03 November 2014 - 09:59 AM

Sorry for the late reply. I've been super busy lately. 

 

Did you get hold of a tube of Epiduo? 

 

I can renew my prescription of Epiduo in 11 days. The problem with Epiduo and other topicals is that we have to keep using the product to stay "clear". Hopefully our skin gets better someday. 

 

Day 80

 

My skin actually looks generally good. I'm not clear, but the overall apperance of my skin is good. 

 

Still using Epiduo once a day and spot treating with Dans BP 5%. 

 

Using tetracycline 500mg x 2 a day as well. 


In Topic: Epiduo

25 October 2014 - 04:04 AM

It's day 73 now (2 months and 12 days). 

 

The last couple of weeks haven't been great. I have been breaking out a little bit. I don't know whether it is new acne or Epiduo still pushing something out of my skin. Maybe it's due to the fact that I took a week of in the beginning of september. 

 

I hope things take a turn to the better soon and i'll be able to see some consistent improvement. Although I keep telling myself, that I shouldn't judge my skin until the 3 month mark, I'm still impatient and not quite happy with the improvement so far. Primary it's because the improvement that I have seen isn't consistent. 

 

Two weeks ago I was so happy with my skin, but now i'm not. It's funny how things can change so fast. 

 

I read somewhere on this forum, that you could end up having 15 months worth of pimples in 3 months when you're using a retinoid (worst case scenario). It haven't been that bad for me, but I had hoped to have seen more consistent improvement by now. 

 

Right now i have 2-3 pimples. 2 on my left cheek and one on my right side chin (this one is a pimple which has been lurking for months). 

 

I got a new prescription for tetracycline, but it doesn't seem to be effective right now.  Maybe the bacteria developed a tolerance. 

 

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I hope your skin gets better soon as well. We need some consistent improvement )

 

My forehead isn't a problem at all. That's where I can see whether the antibiotics are working or not. Hehe. 


In Topic: Epiduo

22 October 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hey!

 

The cystic-like pimple I was talking about calmed down is almost gone by now. There's only some redness left. The area is flat again. No bump. I guess it wasn't a cyst then :-)

 

About the moisturizer, Sometimes I use a little bit a hour or something after applying Epiduo and sometimes I don't use anything. I always use some moisturizer in the morning after my shower. I've noticed my skin gets kind of oily during the day.  

 

I picked up a new prescription for another 45 days of tetracycline. I haven't had any side-effects from tetracycline. Only some sickness a couple of times. Could be something else. 

 

I'm looking forward to see what my skin looks like by month 3 and 4.