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Day 68

So almost a month since my last post. I've been to the doctor and he gave me another dose of 56 tablets. My blood test was fine he said. He siad there had been a vast improvememtn/ I'm still sure this is 100% hormone affected. Today I feel I'm back to square one, they are everywhere on my face and most are actives - even on my chest now where I've NEVER had them before. The ones on my shoulders are no longer active and are slowly disappearing. I have leaver's prom next week and want to look nice. Let's hope they are much clearer by then.

Underthehill

Underthehill

06/23/2011

 

Day 43

So today will be the 6th week and 1 day mark. Honestly, I'm not very happy but I've found the cause for me. My current progress: I have progressed somewhat and only have one major spot but still have loads of small ones which isn't nice. For me the cause is 100% hormones, which means as a guy, for me, masturbating is the cause. I will abstain from today until I am completely 100% clear. Tetracycline does seem to be slowly helping though but only 2 week supply left.

Underthehill

Underthehill

05/28/2011

 

Day 30

Just over 4 weeks into the tetracycline process now. This is apparently the miracle time where everything should be happening for me. It's not. Face is as it was pre-treatment so those 4 weeks seem to have made no difference due to a big breakout a few days back. Let's hope it does clear up this week as people's reports say.

Underthehill

Underthehill

05/15/2011

 

Day 30

Just over 4 weeks into the tetracycline process now. This is apparently the miracle time where everything should be happening for me. It's not. Face is as it was pre-treatment so those 4 weeks seem to have made no difference due to a big breakout a few days back. Let's hope it does clear up this week as people's reports say.

Underthehill

Underthehill

05/15/2011

 

Day 24

Wow some nice improvement has happened, so almost half way through my first dosage of 56 days and finishing off my first box of 28 this week. Blood test in about 3 weeks, still needs to be booked. I only really have one big active spot on my right cheek and a few small ones on the lieft side near the upper lip and everything else seems to just be dying. I'm probably around 40% claim now there's less redness on the face as a whole, hopefully within the next couple of weeks it'll all be gone. At the moment I'm wondering why I spent the last 5 years spending money on crap and why I didn't go to the doctor earlier and get it sorted out. Let's hope it only gets better and the effects dont wear off when my medication course is finished. I really want to have clear skin for uni in september and i'm afraid if I go off the medication in the summer that they'll just return - first impressions really count for uni and I really need to get a job where personal appearance no doubt has an influence too. Ok, see you guys and gals soon.

Underthehill

Underthehill

05/08/2011

 

Day 14

Right cheek one still there. Red marks fading on left side of face. Hyperpigmentation is the main problem though it seems to be everywhere, its slways been there but its more noticable Someone todsy told me i was clear ane tha my face looked real good. I said i wasnt clear, because i'm not. Small spots appearing on forehead hope they go overnight tonight. Two weeks in!

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/29/2011

 

Day 12

No new spots. Big ones on left and right have died down. But broken my one month promise doh! So i exlect to be much worse in the following days. At the moment though its starting to really clear up.

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Underthehill

04/26/2011

 

Day 11 - progress

Had to scratch/burst spots on lip - now gone but extreme dry skin there. Big one on right cheek is now dead snd is in hesking stage. No new spots today (Y) On left side the 4/5 spots are less red there too. School starts tomorrow and spots on left still kinda bad, ill take it in my stride though (i probably wont and be all self conscious)

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/25/2011

 

Day 10

No news. Spots may have healed slightly as day goes on. See ya tomorrow

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/24/2011

 

Day9

Bad new. The spot on my lip is very yellow and there hurting like hell. Thers a few on the right side of my lip too under it Theres a major one on the right side of my face And quite a few on my left side. None on forhead. It seems tht i have many more than is normal when not on medication. Is this the initial breakout? I hope this stops soon as college restarts on tuesday and i dont want to go back looking like this. Particularly as i have coursework deadlines meaning added stress. I am also going to disneyland paris next weekend and want to look nice in photos, i really hope my face is much clearer by then. Pray!

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/24/2011

 

Day 8

The ones near my lip have errupted and are actually painful today and look horrible but the one on my left cheek seems to be slowly dying. There hasnt been any positive effect since starting so far really. My back acne seems to have slightly improved thiugh tha improvement would have been more than welcome on my face. Im going to start taking lymecycline on an empty stomach as i have a feeling the dairy in my orotein shakes is affecting it in the morning. So ill have breakfast and wait 2 hours before takinmy tablet Current routine: Morning: Wash with water Panoxyl 10% cream on spots Nivea for men moisturiser Breakfast Lymecycline tablet At night: Wash in shower with hot water Panoxyl 10% scrub on face and back. Wash off with warm water Splash back and face with cold water, towel dry Wait ten minues Panoxyl 10% cream on spots Nivea for men moisturiser

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/23/2011

 

Day 7

So tomorrow it will be a full week. Thinking about this is kind of a downer for me as now that i look my face hasnt got any better yet school restarts on tuesday so i hope to have had SOME kind of improvement by then. I think the sun may have damaged my skin but i avoided it today and stayed in the shade. Got a new whitehead today on my top lip which hurts. Lots of small ones forming around my chin but nothing too big there. The two big ones on my left side are still there, just jamming and refusin to reduce in size. So lymecline isnt going particularly amazingly so far. I have got 28 tablets to pick up from the pharmacy when possile and they are out of stock of 300ml benz peroxide 10% but i bought my own online. On day 2 i dropped one of my tablets onto the dirty floor so had to throw that one away. So im one day short but if i book the doctor one day earlier that should be fine. Need to have a liver function blood test 5 weeks from monday so need to book that too. Sooo not too much good today at all apart from the fact that one in between my eyebrows is gone. Theres always tomorrow though.

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/22/2011

 

Day 6

No change will be stayinh out of sun as just readnit damages skin and will be trying to sleep more

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Underthehill

04/21/2011

 

Day 5

So used the 10% peroxide on my face and it went really red at the start but subsided after 20 mins or so of letting the moisturiser cool it down. A smaller reaction haopened when i put it on today. Took my 5th lymecycline pill today. i hate pills i had never taken one before lymecycline as i was unable to swallow them so at least i have learned that. I can fell a spot coming under the left side of my nose. Right side of face has no major ones justsmall ones everywhere. Quite a few small ones on chin today. Leftof mouth is beginning to heal up. 2 middle left of face red marks/spots have appeared and general small ones evrrywhere too. Masturbated again today which is terrible. It will be the last time for a month i pledge! It really makes my skin bad. See ya tomorrow

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/20/2011

 

Day 4

Day 4. Spot by my left lip, lower cheek is no longer white/yellowish so that one has errupted and i dying down. Masturbating yesterday has made my face go from clear-ish to all having a red glow and i can see hundreds of little ones all over my face which are making it look red. Though that may just be from lying in the sun all day. One major one in between my eyebrows which errupted over the course of the day. And i masturbated again today which is just embarassing. Got 150ml panoxyl benozyl peroxide 10% in the post today and applied that to my back this morning anx will be applying to it my face and back when i shower tonight. Hopefully this will calm things down and not aggravate the situation as i have a birthday party im going to tomorrow. Lymecycline seems to hsve helped with bacne but maybe thats just my impression as it is still early days. Have to get up earlyish at 8am tomorrow which is probabl going to wreak havoc. Lets hope not. See ya tomorrow!

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/18/2011

 

3 days in

So i have mild/moderate acne and have had it for 5 years. Friday i went to the doctor and i have been given lymecycline and benz peroxide 10% facial scrub. I am now on my 3rd day or the lymcycline snd cant say that it has got better but no new erruptions at all. Skin is probably best now it has been for years but not because of the drug. For reference i also have acne on upper back and arms which is pretty horrible. My 10% facial scrub ztill hasnt arrived but i have been using panoxyl 10% cream instead for about 4 months which has seemed to have been a fantastic product and worked very well. So all is very good at the moment apart from one thing i masturbated today and tha has always had an effect on my acne. Lets hope it doesnt flare up and the lymecycline has helped keep it at bay especially as my face is looking pretty good apart from 1 spot to the leftof mys lip wich is yellow and errupting. I will report back tomorrow. Good night.

Underthehill

Underthehill

04/18/2011

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