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Week Four (New Treatment)

Treatment: Solodyne 65mg / day Ziana Gel PM Apple Cider Vinegar AM (for PIH) Tetrinoin Gel AM Cetaphil Moisturizing Cleanser Cetaphil Moisturizing Sunblock Symptoms: None; moderate breakout; headaches have subsided Experience: Up until the beginning of week four, I had not broken out since the beginning of my new treatment. Unfortunately, I did experience a moderate breakout during week four. Two inflammed pimples, one on my cheek bone and the other on my jawline. I

Irene80

Irene80

06/07/10

 

Week Three (New Treatment)

Treatment: Solodyne 65mg / day Ziana Gel PM Tetrinoin Gel AM Cetaphil Moisturizing Cleanser Cetaphil Moisturizing Sunblock Symptoms: Headaches, occassional but harsh - could possibly be intracranial swelling which is a side effect. Itchy scalp - may not be related. Experience: By week three, 90% of imflammed acne has completely subsided. I have not had a large pustule or cyst come up since starting Solodyne treatment. I only have small, typical blemishes that fade away r

Irene80

Irene80

05/25/10

 

Week One (New Treatment)

Regime 65mg Solodyn Ziana Gel PM Aczone AM Cetaphil Gentle Cleaner Cetaphil Moisturizer spf 50 Symptoms: Slight headache from time to time, but not extreme. Usually subsides when I drink alot of water. Experience: 9 days since I switched to Solodyn treatment. No new blemishes. The ones I had are almost complete gone; although I have very bad PIH. Based on past experience, the PIH will probably take several months to fade and up to a year to completely go away. My skin

Irene80

Irene80

05/17/10

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05/25/10

 

Change in Treatment Regime

Due to an insurance change, I saw a new dermatologist on 5/7/2010. She advised that Spironolactone should NEVER cause an initial breakout as sizable as mine and also noted the possibilty that I may be immune to doxycycline since I've taken it before. She had me stop the Spiro/Doxy regime immediately. My new treatment will last 30 days until next evaluation. If my condition plateaus or worsens, then accutane it is. New Treatment as of 5/7/10 65mg Solodyne / day Ziana Topical (Clind

Irene80

Irene80

05/11/10

 

2 weeks - May 7, 2010

I began taking Spironolactone approx two weeks ago, 50mg per day in the AM. Accompanied by 100mg Doxyclycline per day and a medicated nightly topical. Symptoms: Initial breakout, frequent urination, cloudiness Experience: Upon starting this medication, I began to breakout almost immediately. Of course, I am taking Doxy and using Epiduo at night. I started Spiro with cystic acne on right side of chin and jawline closest to mouth. No acne on right cheek, entire left side of face, f

Irene80

Irene80

05/07/10

Last Reply:
05/11/10

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