I have been blown away by all of the accutane miracles lately. Very hopeful for some of my friends on here that accutane will be their answer too. I am using the hormonal regimen and it is working quite well.
300mg doxy (weird)
One of my favorite songs::
2,500 mg cephalexin
benzaclin twice a day
tretinoin once at night
Cetaphil oil control moisturizer
I literally have zero zits right now! And, the scars are fading rapidly. My skin is so beautiful and I am losing weight. I may start looking for a husband lol.
above see before
above see before
above see today
above see today
above see today
I am trying so hard to be good. I am taking only the prescribed doses of all medications. That means three lousy amoxicillin pills per day. Thats down from 15 by the way. omg omg!! I have like a total of 5 zits right now! I am freaking out because I am no longer accustomed to breakouts. I have been pretty much clear for 3 years and then boom. My antibiotics stop working so I switch to spiro. Ok spiro at 100mg per day. I just feel like bacteria are over taking my face again. I feel like resorting
I am slowly phasing out antibiotics and switching to a hormonal treatment model. I am now on spironolactone and hoping to add birth control estrogen pills. I have to lose weight first though. I plan to go to the gym 12 days a month starting April 1st. doesn't sound like much but with my depression it really is a lot. I am still taking amoxicillin and cephalexin. My breakout of tiny whiteheads is gone, Weird. They just like dissolved overnight. Must be the tretinoin. I now have small red spots (n
I got blood drawn yesterday. The phlebotomist was nearly incompetent. She jabbed with the butterfly needle right into my flesh and starts moving it around. Excruciating! She also suggested that I may be running low on blood. Ridiculous. I offered her my other arm and she still couldn't find a vein. Finally she poked around and pierced one and took my blood. The test is for my potassium levels to see if my dose of spironolactone can be increased. Fingers crossed! I really want to switch to a more
I have been on spironolactone for three days. lol Prolly too early to look for results considering it takes six months to work for most people. Now my regimen is as follows:
1. Tretinoin plus topical clindamycin once per day
2. benzaclin twice a day
3. Amoxicillin or cephalexin 3000 mg per day
4. 25mg of spironolactone at bedtime
Before my regimen
Before my regimen
I finally got my blood lab work for spironolactone done. They stuck me with a huge needle and drained out two vials of rich and robust red blood. OUCH! The tests were done at the lab and then I and my dermatologist were able to access the results via my health records in my online account for my health insurance. She started me off at 25mg of spironolactone a day. I started last night. My dermatologist's assistant called me and told me that I have to get blood work at the lab again in one month
I have fairly clear skin right now. My regimen is as follows:
6:30 AM- wash face with cetaphil antibacterial bar soap. Pat dry. Apply mixture of tretinoin 0.1% and clindamycin lotion 1%.
11:30 AM- wash face with purpose non-soap cleanser. Pat dry. Apply slight amount of benzaclin (clindamycin phosphate/benzoyl peroxide gel).
4:00PM wash face with cetaphil antibacterial bar soap. Pat dry. Apply mixture of tretinoin and clindamycin lotion.
8:30PM wash face with purpose gentle non-soap clean
I went one day taking my amoxil as prescribed and I got three pimples. When I o.d. on amoxil I have clear skin. My derm told me she wont increase my dose. I know she is trying to protect my health overall, but I have zero side effects when I take thousands of mg of amoxil daily and zero pimples. I don't know what to do. My pharmacy is starting to turn against me.
I decided, momentarily, to take a mere 1,500mg of amoxicillin daily as prescribed. Huge mistake! I broke out all over. It was traumatic. Thank god I had an extra refill of cephalexin. I took almost a whole 90 pills of amoxicillin in the past 7 days but I am finally all clear again. I contacted my dermatologist and asked her if she would increase my dose so I can have the dose that is effective and she reluctantly stated that she would not. Sadly I have to keep getting double refills, paying cash
I put before and after pics. My regimen is the same except that I abandoned my "take as prescribed" experiment. Long story even longer: I began, 3 years ago, after experimenting and measuring effectiveness...I learned that if I take more than 1500mg of cephalexin or amoxicillin, the break outs would cease. A few months ago I decided to take my
I have suffered from cystic acne for 20 years. Sadly, it has been only the past three years that it has been properly treated by a dermatologist. As a result of years of avoiding antibiotics; fearing they would harm me in some way (ridiculous). Long story even longer...I have finally settled into a regimen that keeps my skin clear. Tretinoin, Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, Benzaclin and Topical clindamycin lotion and solution, and stand alone benzoyl peroxide 5%.
I'll explain why I use so many med
OK, I am year two with having clear skin. I will add pics later but right now I have benzaclin on my face so it has a white film and you can't really see my skin. When I wash my face again and apply tea tree oil toner I will take new pics and edit my post to add the photos. Anyway, I hope someone will be inspired by my regimen because I seriously had major cystic acne and now I have none. The best advice I can give is keep treating your face even after you stop breaking out. I know the acne will
I don't have a lot to say...my blog, unless I abandon it, is like a broken record...Use benzaclin, tretinoin, amoxicillin and cephalexin. Still no zits...I guess its over...the nightmare has ended...all meds still deliver as promised...whats next?
Ok. I know I said it was so sad, "I'm gonna breakout"...blah blah blah...and then it happened. I received a text from Target pharmacy that an order was ready for pick up. I had no idea what it was. Turns out it was CEPHALEXIN!!!MY DOCTOR DID IT!!! SHE ORDERED ME CEPHALEXIN!!! Which means that I will be able to recklessly consume massive amounts of antibiotics again. Heres how it works. I see my dermatologist and she prescribes me six months of amoxicillin. Then I send a message through the sched
To get everybody up to speed, I have been taking extremely high doses of amoxicillin and cephalexin. Up to 6,500 mg a day. I had clear perfect skin for two years. Finally, last week, my dermatologist failed to renew my prescription for cephalexin. Because of that, I can only take the prescribed dose of 1500mg per day of only amoxicillin. Also new to my regimen is tea tree oil toner from The Body Shop.
My complete regimen is as follows:
Wash face with Cetaphil antibacterial
It has been a week. I have reduced my applications of tretinoin from 2 to 1. In the morning I wash my face with cetaphil antibacterial bar soap for dry sensitive skin. Next, I apply the tea tree oil toner with two fresh cotton pads. One for the left side of my face and one for the right side of my face.
I now have smaller pores. My face appears smoother. I believe that my previous overuse of tretinoin caused my pores to become enlarged and pink. Now my face is taking on a bronze
My antibiotic binge is officially over. I am seriously for the first time, in two and half years, taking my amoxicillin only as prescribed. 3x a day. I am also not getting cephalexin anymore. My derm reigned me in. *snort*
My new pics which used to be "after pics" are now officially the new "before pics". My regimen has been changed drastically. I can no longer pop antibiotics all day long without care. I am restricted to what she, my dermatologist has prescribed. But, however, I have uncovered
I know I said that I had written my last blog entry because nothing is happening. I have clear skin and use the same regimen:
1. Amoxicilllin antibiotic
2. Benzaclin topical treatment for acne
But, I have added something new to my regimen and adjusted my treatments based on my July 3rd, visit with my brilliant dermatologist. Turns out I was using tretinoin too much, hence the red face. Someone asked me on my blog if it is ok to wash my face 3-4 times a day and it turns out t
This may be my last ever post. I have shared my regimen many times and I have proven that my medications work by showing before and after pics. How long can I keep this up. I just never breakout anymore and i continue to use the same medications every day.
My regimen is as follows:
Wake up with oil dripping in the corners of my nose...yikes!! Wash face with dial antibacterial soap (killin' those P.Acnes).
Wait 20 minutes-apply a mixture of tretinoin and clindagel. Wait 3.5 hours.
Still all clear! Same regimen!
1. WASH WITH HIBICLENS, FACE CHEST AND BACK
2. APPLY MIX OF TRETINOIN .1% AND TOPICAL CLINDAMYCIN LOTION OR GEL (HAVE BOTH)
3. SWALLOW TWO 500MG PILLS OF AMOXICILLIN TWICE A DAY
4. WASH WITH DIAL ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP
5. APPLY BENZACLIN
6. IF GOING OUT IN THE SUN, APPLY CETAPHIL OIL CONTROL SPF30 MOISTURIZER
7. WASH FACE WITH DIAL ANTIBACTERIAL
8. APPLY BENZACLIN AT BEDTIME...SLEEP
9. DO IT ALL AGAIN!
Before I begin I want to tell you that I have clear skin right now due to my strict and comprehensive regimen. I use benzaclin and tretinoin. I take amoxil antibiotic and keflex antibiotic. Every minute of the day, my face has an acne fighter on it. I only use moisturizer from Cetaphil that controls oil and is specially prepared for acne prone skin. Ok now that I got my intro out of the way I can start my story.
Last night, at my daughter's (15yo) track meet I saw a girl with large cysts all