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Update January 2013

Just a quick update, sorry I haven't been updating for so long! I stopped using Epiduo around 4 months ago, that may not be exact but it's been a while. I changed over to using bp and saw a lot more improvement. Most of my acne cleared up apart from 2 - 3 actives. I've continued to take Lymecycline antibiotics which I have been told to take for a further 6 months. I saw my derm on 3 January and she prescribed me Retin A 0.01% gel which she said would fade my pigmentation scars. I've been

Meli55a

Meli55a

01/23/13

 

Dermatology Update - Week 8

Just a quick update on how it's going with my treatment and dermatology appointments. I've been on the same treatment as I mentioned in past posts for 8 weeks now. The improvement in my skin in this short space of time has been brilliant compared to how it was before treatment. If you remember, I was referred to the hospital for a Roaccutane consultation...now Roaccutane was always going to be my 'last resort' option as I am fully aware of all of the possible side affects that goes with thi

Meli55a

Meli55a

09/07/12

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09/10/12

 

End Of Week 2 Update/rant

So I think I totally jinxed myself in the last post by saying how great my skin was doing! I'm not sure if I'm just experiencing the IB I was told to expect, but I have developed a new giant beast of a cyst on my cheek right next to the one I already had prior to starting treatment. And also a small yet annoying red zit on my forehead - I never get acne on my forehead so I can only guess that the Epiduo gel has brought it out, so I'm not using the Epiduo on my forehead now, only on the zit

Meli55a

Meli55a

07/29/12

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07/29/12

 

Week 1 Review

What a difference a week makes!! My first visit to the dermatologist last week resulted in the following diagnosis: Grade 5/6 inflammatory acne with comedonal papules, pustules, and some deep nodular, pustular lesions. The treatment plan for the time being: Epiduo gel 45g to be used once at night time - build up tolerance to reduce risk of irritancy. Lymecycline 408mg capsules - 1 to be taken twice a day for 3 weeks, therefore reducing to once daily. Cetaphil cleans

Meli55a

Meli55a

07/16/12

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07/17/12

 

Day 2: Feeling Sorry For Myself

So day 2 and it's not a good day. I woke up feeling great, then my pms decided to come and torment me again. Feeling wretched, ugly and in a bad place...so bad I went out for the first time without my 'bandage' (a piece of sterile gauze held over my chin area with sterile surgical tape). I haven't been out much in the last couple of months but when I have no choice I go out with the safety net of my bandage. I had to go out today so going out without it today was a very big deal for me. I j

Meli55a

Meli55a

07/10/12

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07/15/12

 

Day 1: First Appointment With The Dermatologist

Day 1: First ever appointment with a Dermatologist For the last three months I have been suffering with a bad outbreak of acne. What started as a huge hard lump which covered my entire chin has rapidly regrouped, spread and formed into the acne you see in the picture of me today. I suspected it to be hormonal due to the removal of the contraceptive implant Nexplanon. I have tried several methods of clearing the acne including: -Changing my skincare from medicated products (Quinode

Meli55a

Meli55a

07/09/12

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07/10/12

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