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Journalize my Acne experience

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Day 30 - February 22

Well, Its just been a battle with this acne on my jawline.. My derm called me early last week and said I could come in and get the paperwork and prego test to get me started on the accutane.. I am so excited, but I am so dreading the "initial breakout" I really hope it comes and goes by the time I go to hawaii in April.. I am due to start Accutane on March 23rd.. So here we go.. now just the wait..

Gizzmo

Gizzmo

 

Day 17 - Feb 9

Well, I swear; Its been the worst two weeks ever.. I cant even bring my self to go to the gym.. Ive miss the gym for like a month now..By the end of the day, when im ready to go to the gym, all i can do is think about going home to wash and treat my face.. Really starting to piss me off.. today i skipped work so i could just keep my face free of makeup.. I can not leave house with out a lil make up at the least.. I called my derm, and they said to stick with the doxycycline for at least two monthe before giving up on it, so here i sit, waiting for some faboulous results..

Gizzmo

Gizzmo

 

Day 12 - Feb 4th

well, today was a bit better.. i could really use a much better day tho.. break out is deminishing a bit, however they are still popping up, here n there, i cant seem to get them to stop forming. i just started using the TTO as a spot treatment, seems to be working great but smells awful.. I had a pimple on my chin pop up and darn if i didnt go pickin it.. i have it treated and cover with a bandage, i sure hope i did not screw up by picking at it.. n e ways.. i really hope for a better week next week... Heres to hoping..

Gizzmo

Gizzmo

 

Day 10 - Feb 2

YUCk! So Im on Day 10 of Doxy (which is just to hold me over till i get on Accutane) and i think im having the "initial breakout" OMG! it sucks.. I hate it.. Also, I notice that im not just getting white heads, im gettin these damn papules that seem to take forever to disapear.. I hate gettin ready in the morning cause that means i have to remove the overnight bandages, only to see they didnt disapear over night (even tho i know better, I still hope) I dont want to be in public more than i have to and I am really trying to not worry about it. Oh I cant wait for the antibiotic to start showing results.. I mean, I do NOT want to go to hawaii like this.. I will not go! N E ways.. Im just having a bad week, boy I hope next week is better.. I will try and post pics later this eve.. on a good note; however, the cyst that exsisted on either side of my jawline are nearly and i mean harldy exsisting..

Gizzmo

Gizzmo

 

In the Beginning - Day 5 Doxy - Jan 27

Hello All Well, it’s only taken me nearly two weeks after reading random posts on this site to finally subscribe and a few days following (today), I have decided to post and introduce myself. I recently turned 28, I am a single mother and I work as a Sr. Accountant for a Telecommunications Company in Anchorage, AK. I am really trying to enjoy and love life, but I find myself so focused on my breakouts, and it is so damaging... As a teenager, I had a pimple here and there, but overall extremely smooth skin. I never had to wear makeup... I want to be able to not wear makeup again! I started noticing my back breaking out around 2005 and it has seemingly got worse... This past year in 2009, I've noticed my face breaking out with little whiteheads. This was mainly on my forehead and sometimes would get very bad, as I am very bad about picking... I started to see and esthetician in mid 2009, this seemed to clear my forehead; however I started getting acne around my chin. Because it is so expensive to see an esthetician, I stopped hoping to reduce my acne by maintaining a good regimen. I could not get the small under skin whiteheads to go away... Patches of them would just fester... GRRRRRR! So frustrating... Then just recently I entered a great relationship (going on 4 months now) and we are totally in LOVE... Its wonderful; Due to the relationship I started taking YAZ, but a month into YAZ I started noticing cyst on my upper jaw line (thankfully my hair could cover them); In contrast to what they say, it did not help my acne.. On top of that the hormones made me have the worst mood swings, neither me nor my bf could stand it anymore, so I quit YAZ. Just last month my bf surprised me with tickets to Hawaii (April 2010) and omg how exciting... I can’t wait... But wait, I have this horrible back acne that will not get better, my chin and jaw line has nothing compared to my back, how in the world can I go to Hawaii like this... I CANT... So, in December, I decided to make an appointment with a derm. I finally got in to see the derm just last Friday (Jan 22), woo hoo... I was so excited... The derm said I was a perfect candidate for Accutane, however because I just stopped my BC two weeks prior, I had to wait another 30 days after starting a new form of BC.. I go to my OBGYN tomorrow (1/28) to see about getting an IUD w/o hormones, then when that all falls into place and after Hawaii; I will hopefully start Accutane... In the meantime the derm put me on Doxycycline and Neobenzine wash and cream. My Regimen since Jan 22nd is: Morning: wash with Neobenzine (face and back), apply cream to face and back, 100 mg Doxycycline Evening: wash with a mild soap; apply cream to face and back, 100mg Doxycycline I am currently on Day 5 of this regimen and so far so good... I get slight headaches after taking the Doxy, but it stays minimal. My back has made great improvement already and my two existing cysts on my upper jaw line have greatly subsided... I have great hopes for this medication and really hope to see great improvement and maybe not need Accutane for when I return from Hawaii... So far my only CON to this Regimen is that I can not tan and I am an avid tanner, but I would so much rather have clear milky white skin and spray tan before the Hawaii vacation... Thank you all for took the time to read and comment... I really have enjoyed reading other posts and it is great to hear there are others out there just like me... The best of luck to all and here’s to healthy skin PS - I will try to post pics to document my process... I have yet to get the courage to ask my bf to photo my back... i may try myself this eve... Good thing is its getting better...

Gizzmo

Gizzmo

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