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Antibiotics Be Gone.

So today is my first day not taking antibiotics. I've read a lot on this site about not quitting cold turkey but I decided to go that route and let you all know how it goes. Because it didn't have severe acne and it was more the PD I'm hoping my face won't flare up like crazy. Fingers crossed oh so tightly. Hoots

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02/07/13

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04/15/13

 

Day 26: Two More.

Hey everyone, So I've survived this weekend and things are looking really good! Much better than last. Something in this last week of antibiotics really just kicked my PD in the butt. My skin actually looks normal, even the texture is almost back to normal with very minimal redness. I noticed a bump after I was drinking under my nose, but I'm beginning to think the acne I get under my nose isn't PD it's just plain old clogged pores, or my skin is too dehydrated. I have two more day

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02/04/13

 

Day 22: Relief.

I'm letting out a huge sigh right now.... Of relief. Today is a good day. There is hardly any redness in any of my PD areas, and the bumps are more or less gone. My skin looks really good to be honest. I'm on my last week and I just hope it can last this way for the rest of my antibiotics AND after I'm finished. I'll keep you posted. Hoots

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01/31/13

 

Day 21: Better.

Hi everyone, So yes, It's been two days since I had my little freak out, and since I haven't posted you know things have went well. Two nights ago my lips were so oddly dry which made the area around my mouth tight and red, I've been moisturizing like crazy on my lip and things seem to look a lot better. The actual PD area looks great, some minor bumps, but it looks like my skin is thickening up, it just looks a little un even that's all. I think in time that will go back to normal. So I

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01/30/13

 

Day 19: Ugh.

Fucking shit fuck. This morning I thought things were really looking up. Then all of a sudden tonight it took a turn for the worst. I don't know what happened. The area was feeling extra dry when I went to my night class and so I came home and scratch at a little bump on my lip. That opened up and is now leaking and the area where my PD is got really red. This is so weird because I don't know what triggered this or if it was just because I scratched my lip? What I find strange is that thes

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01/29/13

 

Day 19: Home Stretch.

Hey guys, So I made it through the weekend, again. I'm happy to report that both nights I went out and did social things and had a great time. On Saturday I did end up drinking a lot and yesterday and today you can really tell. The area near my mouth is really dry, and I don't want to put a lot of moisturizer on it so I've just left it. It does look fine though, not really any bumps. My nasal folds have a few small bumps, nothing major but I'm going to go ahead and say that's from being d

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01/28/13

 

Day 16: Meh.

Hey, So this morning I woke up to no new bumps or anything but have noticed the area more dry then usual. This dryness is causing the area to look more red then normal which in turn just makes me feel terrible. Anything that stands out on my face just gets me down. I hope this will begin to go away as I continue to take the antibiotics. I feel like the area is just extremely thin because of all the products I've used. Stupid steroid creams. Ugh. Hoots

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01/25/13

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01/28/13

 

Day 14: Happy 2 Week Mark.

Notice how I used the word happy in the title? Let's hope my mood stays this way. The bump I was upset about two days ago has subsided, with no new bumps and no weeping. It just sort of dried up. It's still a little red but better in my opinion. The rest of the area is doing alright, slightly bumpy from before but doesn't seem to be getting worse. I noticed the weather here (Vancouver) has been getting less dry, lots more precipitation and my skin has been looking better with that.

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01/23/13

 

Day 12: Spoke Too Soon.

Well I'm annoyed. Yesterday I was very pleased with the fact I made it through the weekend, but apparently I spoke too soon... I woke up with a large bump this morning in the are near my mouth. After washing it was a little weepy and that was pretty disheartening. This usually means it's going to return. There are some smaller bumps which I'm sure will continue to get worse but I'm going to pray x10 they don't. So why today? Day 12 of Minocycline and day 10 of not using the antifungal. The

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01/21/13

 

Day 11: Made It Through The Weekend.

Hey guys, So as you know, I made it through this weekend without getting too bummed out. I was noticing bumps forming again on Friday and after one night of hard drinking and smoking I woke up Saturday with a few more bumps but none in the same area where I was putting the fungal cream. Now it's Sunday and there's no new bumps and the area still looks pretty good in my opinion. I'm thinking drinking and smoking and just generally being incredibly dehydrated causes new bumps. So keep hydrat

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01/20/13

 

Day 9: Meh.

Hey guys, Felt a little bummed this morning when I woke up to a new bump. These bumps are ever so small but they start forming more and more in a cluster and that's when it ends up not looking that great. Right now the area where I was putting the antifungal cream still looks clear, the bumps are actually forming on the outside of that area. Weird right? Well since I'm on Mino for the month I'm not going to use the antifungal again unless it gets unsightly. Right now there's only a fe

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01/18/13

 

Day 8: Red Marks.

So, it's been just over a week on Minocycline and I only noticed one new bump today. Things are still looking positive and I'm going to continue thinking positive Lots of red marks left over... Not sure if I should use something to combat that or just leave it? K

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01/17/13

 

Day 7: Looking Good.

Hi, Nothing major to report today. Still have one little bump in the problem area but other than that it looks really good. I'm finally feeling confident. All I can do is pray it doesn't come back. K

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01/16/13

 

Day 6: Waiting.

Good morning, Just woke up and washed my face, etc. Just wanted to update, the area is looking great, where I was putting the antifungal cream is still dry but flaking off, no bumps. However, I did notice one tiny bump where I wasn't putting the cream, as well as a few very tiny bumps along my nasal lines. Now this makes me nervous because when this returns that's usually how it starts. It begins with one small bump and just starts growing from there. So I guess we'll see... I also wonder s

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01/15/13

 

Day 5: Progress.

Hey everyone, So good news is I haven't been too obsessed with my skin (you know when you sit in front of your mirror for literally 2 hours examining your face). 2 days ago I stopped using the antifungal cream, so all in all I used it for about 3 full days. I noticed on the third day that it was just making my skin too dry and it was flaking off anyways. So far, the area near my mouth looks better, still a little dry but no bumps. Now I'm not sure if the bumps have gone because of the crea

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01/14/13

 

Day 2: Repeat.

Hey guys, So, I thought I posted last night for Day 1 but clearly it didn't go through on my phone. It's fine considering I had a lot more to discuss today. So today is day 2 of Minocycline (2 pills per day) and day 3 of using Canesten cream (it's not the one for your vagina lol I don't think I would feel comfortable putting that on my face). It's too early to write about how the minocycline is affecting my skin, however, the antifungal cream has been great for moisturizing the problem

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01/11/13

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