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Help me with diet changes! :)

I've read countless blogs about how someone cleared their acne by simply changing diet.. Since I had a bad reaction to retinA/clindamycin I do not feel comfortable taking any medications at the moment. Looking for a healthy diet change but the problem is I am naturally prone to losing weight. Any suggestions on how to maintain or even gain some weight while avoiding acne prone foods!? Most diets I've seen are sure to make me drop ten pounds and I only weigh about 100 at the moment.. Open to suggestions  should I go gluten free? Vegetarian? Paleo? 

Becky24

Becky24

09/11/2016

 

Why I stopped retin a & clindamycin

So it's been a few days since I've stopped the retin a clindamycin regimen and I'm happy to say that all bumps/rash I had on my face, neck, chest, and wrists are gone!!! Haven't been itching anymore either. I thought I would break out like crazy from stopping the regimen but my skin is doing even better. With that being said.. I'd like to advise everyone on here to be careful and do a patch test before using a new medication all over your face. This allergy was spreading throughout my body and could have been a big problem if I had continued using it!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL

Becky24

Becky24

06/08/2016

 

Forget about prescriptions

Just went to a doctor and he says it looks like I'm suffering from an allergic reaction due to either retin-a or clindamycin. He reccomended I stop using both medications.  Benadryl and prednisone for a few days in order to control the itching on my neck and wrists! I found out in deficient in vitamin D and many have said these supplements greatly helped their acne so here I go! Just purchased vitamin d3 with calcium. Working on changing my diet as well

Becky24

Becky24

06/03/2016

 

Am I allergic ??

Since I've been on this regimen I've had a rash on my wrist which I think came from sleeping on my arms and it hasn't gone away (started 7 weeks ago) I am constantly itchy and my neck is still breaking out itchy even though I don't apply any medicines to that area.. Debating if I should stop using...

Becky24

Becky24

06/03/2016

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08/24/2016

 

6 week update

6 weeks on retin-a and clindamycin regimen.. Not working  keep breaking out next to my nose and cheek area. The weather is getting warmer and I have to hide inside the house since sun exposure is not recommended on this medicatio. This better be worth it because boy am I getting depressed from sitting in...

Becky24

Becky24

05/27/2016

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05/27/2016

 

Neck breakout

I'm not applying retin a or clindamycin to my neck but for some reason I'm breaking out like crazy over there. Has anyone experienced this? It's like my acne couldn't come out on my face so it moved to my neck??? So weird. 

Becky24

Becky24

05/05/2016

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05/27/2016

 

Update

Hey everyone! So I've been on retin a and clindamycin for about ten days now and I'm starting to get that ever so dreaded initial breakout  the breakout is consisting of a very itchy patchy area of tiny pimples. Not any big ones so that's good I guess? I hope this goes away soon ugh! Oh side note , yesterday I started oral antibiotics for a "girl" infection if you know what I mean... Lol so I'll be on that medication for about three days and I'm kinda hoping it helps my acne too ..

Becky24

Becky24

04/26/2016

 

Online dermatologist

Turns out the online dermatologist is legit!! I got my scripts today . My acne is moderate so she's just starting me off with tretinoin cream and clindamycin . Cetaphil face wash was recommended but I am going to continue using African black soap. Excited to try this hopefully my skin will become clearer!! 

Becky24

Becky24

04/15/2016

 

Getting a derm

Soo I can't seem to find a derm available with my crazy schedule BUT I was watching YouTube and some girl was talking Bout an online dermatologist called yoderm.. I signed up for it paid $59 idk if this is legit though so don't try it until I let you know!! Lol I'll take the risk.. Took pics of my skin was assigned a doctor. Waiting on a response 

Becky24

Becky24

04/14/2016

 

My skin journey

To begin.. I have had acne since the age of 10, I am now 21 years old. When I was younger my acne was much worse than it is now. I had many many pimples all over the place but never had cystic acne. Now at 21 my skin is at its best but still not clear. I have mostly black heads. Many tiny pimples on my forhead and chin areas. Blackheads everywhere. What helped my skin the most seems to be witch hazel. I wash my face with African black soap. I've tried apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, bentonite clay mask, but had no results. I am looking to turn towards medicine in order to finally clear my skin. Hopefully I can share good results with this community! Good lick to all in the battle 

Becky24

Becky24

04/14/2016

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