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My Regimen Journey - Nearly 3 Months In

Hey people. It's been quite a while since i last wrote a blog post so i thought i would update you all on how i have been getting on. In the November of 2013 I finally decided to purchase Dan Kern's regimen that i had been pondering over for a hell of a long time. I was reading all the thousand's of reviews that spoke so highly of it and thought I might as well give it a try. So I am about 2 and half months in now, nearly hitting the 3 month mark; and my the regimen has helped clear my ski

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

01/16/14

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01/21/14

 

Regimen And Accutane; Can They Work Together?

Hello again. So i have my dermatologist appointment tomorrow and given the state of my face currently, he will no doubt want to put me on accutane, which will be my wish also because i really am at the end of my tether. However i have already ordered Dan Kerns' products and am just waiting for the Moisturiser to be delivered so i can finally get started on the regimen. Therefore this got me thinking; can taking accutane and being on the regimen affect the regimen in a way in which it wont be eff

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

11/06/13

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11/06/13

 

What Can Cause More Acne?!

So i am honestly lost for words. This morning i woke up, went to look in the mirror and saw about 5 new big inflamed spots, 1 with a head on, and it's set me wayyyy back. I have been eating healthy now for the past 2 months. I haven't had no dairy, no gluten and no wheat, 3 factors of which i thought was causing my acne in the first place, i used to eat foods with these 3 ingredients in and i used to get spots the following day therefore i saw this as a change, and it wasn't easy let me tell you

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

10/07/13

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10/07/13

 

Desperately Need People's Advice!

So, i am really really really confused at the moment. Acne just doesn't make any sense whatsoever!! My body is a wreck. Let me cut straight to the point: I have been gluten, Dairy and wheat free now for while now, and therefore hardly no shit is entering my body. However, i am now getting acne literally all over my face!!! So even when iv'e cut out all of these 'trigger' foods which was very difficult, i am now getting more acne than ever before. It's so odd, like my face has just exploded with

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

09/29/13

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10/01/13

 

How My Acne Has Mentally Destroyed Me.

This will be my final blog post for a long while, my final canvas in which to convey every last detail of my struggle with people whom may or may not understand. Acne has brought me to my knees and has destroyed me in a way i think i will never be able to overcome as long as i still walk this Earth. What many people don't realise with this disease, as i like to call it, is that along with the physical scrutiny that Acne puts you under; it destroys your inner most self, you become weakened by it

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

09/18/13

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09/21/13

 

Why Am I Still Getting Acne?

So for many people who have followed my journey these past 2 years on this page, know that i have had severe acne for about 3 years now. And to no avail, whatever i have tried, hasnt worked. That was until i tried trimethropin which is just a bit milder than accutane, and with less side effects, and man did it clear up my painful acne! Im still left with horrible red scars all over my face which still upsets me. However; as of just recently iv'e been having a lot of flare ups, from out of nowher

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

08/26/13

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08/29/13

 

Things Getting Gradually Better (But Still Not 100%)

Hello again, people. So iv'e been on Trimethropin (or however you spell it) for a good 4 months now, and it's done wonders. The active pimples i had have slowly diminished which im really pleased about. However they are still lingering problems that are still making me a recluse and stooping me recovering fully. Firstly, my acne scars are unbelievable! Just red everywhere, red marks, blotches, the lines on my forehead are just bright red, making my face just seem like a complete mess. However, y

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

07/22/13

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07/24/13

 

Hello, Again.

So it's been a while since i posted on here. Missed it, if im honest, haha. So things are still the same with me, still getting painful stubborn acne, mostly on my forehead. However, one plus (sort of) is the wonders of Trimethropin. I recommend everyone who has severe acne to try this out before jumping to any more drastic measures. It has cleared up my stubborn acne which i had for a while, pretty well. Although, iv'e been on it for 3 months now, and it seems my body is getting a bit used to i

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

05/28/13

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05/29/13

 

First Ever Visit To A Dermatologist

So i finally visited one. It was a very late appointment and i was the only patient there, it felt weird. He was a very nice guy however told me what i already knew, about how acne is caused blah blah, about the sweat glands and sebum etc. That is the dermatologists theory, but my instincts tell me otherwise as to why im having acne. Anyways, i poured my heart out to him, explaining how severely depressed i am and that's where his look changed. Prior to me pouring my heart out, he explained what

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

03/22/13

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05/23/13

 

I'm Living In A Nightmare I Can't Get Out Of.

So i'll give it to you straight. I'm warn out. I'm tired. I'm drained. I visited a psychologist who explained to me that i have severe depression. I'm 20 and my acne has led me towards psycho therapy. Great huh? I'm a wreck. I haven't hung out with my friends for the past year now. I look at myself, and i think, what do i have to do? What changed? Why did this come to me? Now we can all go ahead and ponder on different theories on what causes this horrible disease as i like to refer to it by, bu

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

03/05/13

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03/07/13

 

Initial Breakout. Good Or Bad?

So over a week ago now, i began taking a liver purifier supplement named Milk Thistle. It comes in tablet form and i take 3 every day. About 3 or 4 days after taking them, i began breaking out, in areas which i hadn't had acne for a very long time! And im trying to stay positive about it all, because along with the milk thistle, i am also taking Oxy Powder, which is a powerful colon cleansing supplement, and if you ask my toilet, that seems to be working just fine. But what im scared about is, w

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

02/27/13

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04/14/13

 

Colon Cleanse/liver Cleanse Causing More Acne?

Hello again. So i recently started a cleanse on my liver and colon, by taking a supplement of Milk Thistle for my Liver, and something called Oxy Powder, which is a strong colon cleanse. Ever since i started taking the Milk Thistle, i have broken out tremendously bad. In places where i hadn't had acne for about 2 months or so. I'm getting really anxious and apprehensive about it all, and was wondering if this was normal for when you are going through the transaction of a liver and colon cleanse.

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

02/26/13

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02/27/13

 

Liver Cleanse, General Update

So, its coming to about 2 and a half years of having severe acne now. I am currently seeing a counseller for my severe depression. My face still looks a mess. Right now, i am taking milk thistle and carrot juice for a liver cleanse, and also oxy powder which is a colon cleanse. Not sure if anyone has ever tried milk thistle on here or not. I have only been taking it for a day, but my face has gotten worse. I dont know if this is the start of my liver releasing all of the bad toxins into my syste

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

02/17/13

 

Update, Vitamin B5

So im still suffering badly. Ive been to see my gp the other day and told her i need to see a psychiatrist very soon before my mental condition worsens. Very very depressed and reclusive. Im currently taking 4 500mg tablets of pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) but not really seeing nothing, however its only been 2 weeks so im gonna carry on. Im also taking something called 'help clear skin for men' which basically is a sachet which you add to water and it contains lactoferrin which has shwon to redu

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

01/19/13

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01/22/13

 

Update On My Nightmare

Hello. New year, same old shit. Face is still god awful, and im still getting new acne all over the place. More and more sprouting up on my chest and back. My face feels like its on fire with the acne that persists there at the moment. I have been referred to see a derm finally however i wont be able to see one for another month or so Just got my student loans in, and purchased a few things to experiment on. Purchased trader Joes all in one nourish facial cleanser which is antioxidant and also

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

01/05/13

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01/10/13

 

Christmas Blues

So here i am, once again, pouring out my severe depressed thoughts onto you, hoping for some relief from this torment. Had a nice christmas, and with everything i have been through this year with acne, giving up lots of foods, eating rabbit food everyday just to try and get rid of them, i thought i deserved to eat some treats as it was xmas. But oh no, my skin wasnt having none of it. The problem with my acne problem is that i keep getting them popping up and i dont know why, and the worse thing

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

12/30/12

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12/30/12

 

Christmas Period And 2013!

So hope everyone had a great Christmas. Just spending it with my family helped boost my morale up so much and for once i wasnt bothered about my acne. However 2013 is going to be the year i get rid of it! Im taking an oath! I visited doctors about a week back and he is transferring me to see a derm, so hopefully he can put my on accutane or assess my situation and see if anything else will help. However i wont be able to sere a derm for a while So for the time being my gp has put me back on Zin

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

12/26/12

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12/26/12

 

Vitamin B5 - High Doses, Can It Be The Answer!?

Vitamin b5. What do we all really think of this vitamin. Is it really the miracle vitamin that a lot of people have claimed it to be? Apparently it is one of the best if not thee best supplement to combat acne. I used to take a supplement named pantothen which was high in b5 however it never really did anything...I think this was a rip off version though. I really want to start a course on pure vitamin b5 to see if it helps. But how much do you actually need to take!? I've heard some mad claims

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

12/13/12

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12/16/12

 

Tea Tree And Witch Hazel Face Wash - Opinions?

Heard some good things about tea tree and witch hazel lately. I do need a facewash as i dont have atm, and boots do a great one containing both of those ingredients. Both are known to work well on acne prone skin. Anyone used any of the two? What effects did it have? I have oily skin, especially on my forehead

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

12/13/12

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12/13/12

 

Cyst Size Of An Apple

So today i woke up to see that the 2 spots on my left cheek which had been going from good to bad back and forth, ended up resulting in a huge and i mean huge cyst which has white puss as white as snow glistering inside. Now rarely ever pop spots because of the scarring i have gotten fro doing it in the past, but this one i simply could not put up with. I have to go out in a few minutes and i couldnt bear it. So to hide the gruesome stuff, it ended up exploding basically. I don't know whats doin

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

12/06/12

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12/07/12

 

Carley's Clear & Smooth Skin Treatment

So i have just recently purchased Carley's Clear & Smooth Skin Treatment after reading some good reviews on it. It is a facewash and a exfoliator! Not sure if it will clear me up, but atm, i just need something to soothe my face, and i dont currently use a facewash because the last one i used didnt work at all. I am also going to try a month on Niacin/Nicotanimide (Vitamin B3) after doing some research on that. I want to go on accutane but i just cant face my insides being destroyed! It tota

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

12/01/12

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12/02/12

 

My Face Is Scaring Me

My acne has hit an all time low. I don't know what has triggered these chain of events, but in the past week or so, my face has exploded. I stopped taking doxy a few weeks back and my face has been getting worse ever since. But doxy wasnt improving my condition either so what gives!? It's actually making me scared to look into the mirror. My right cheek which has been clear for so long has exploded with huge acne everywhere! And my forehead has also gotten really really bad. Im not just talking

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

11/29/12

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11/30/12

 

Please Help Me.

I'm officially at breaking point. This could be my very last post due to personal reasons. I just can't do this shit any longer. I stopped taking my daily doxy pill 2 weeks ago because it was clear it wasn't working anymore, and i started taking 50mg of zinc. I can't explain how bad my face has gotten since then. I can't hardly sleep because they hurt so bad. My forehead has so many cystic painful pimples right now. Both cheeks have huge inflamed pimples and so does my chin. It's physically and

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

11/26/12

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11/26/12

 

Fuck This Shit!

So im taking another day off University because i have 2 humongous and i mean huge cystic pimples on both of my cheeks. I just don't know anymore. I hope this is the zinc bringing them out to the surface but if it's not, then im at breaking point. What the fuck can i do!? I eat spinach, omega 3, chicken every fucking day! i take cod liver oil every day and zinc and they still get bigger and bigger and bigger and spread and im getting more and more!? What is wrong with me!? I never had any proble

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

11/22/12

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11/24/12

 

Chelated Zinc Bringing My Acne To The Surface?

Hello again. So last thursday i purchased 100 50mg chelated zinc tablets after reading a lot of great reviews on it working really well on cystic acne and scars etc. Now, i have been taking 1 tablet each day now since last thursday and it's now wednesday. I can't really say i see an improvement, however i have 2 huge big inflamed spots on both of my cheeks. If anyone who has taken chelated zinc in this much form of 50mg and had success could you please tell me how long it takes. Im wondering if

Liam Foster

Liam Foster

11/21/12

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11/22/12

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