Today was the last day of my prednisone dose. I can definitely tell the pimples I still have have been a little more inflamed since coming down off the prednisone. My skin has still been improving and recovering but still far from clear, but ever day it gets better. I really have only been on Bactrim for about a week and 5 days, but I do think it is already working. I have had zero side effects from the Bactrim. The only side effect I had while on prednisone was that I couldn't sleep, even if I took it in the morning, but it was a small price to pay for the results. I am still using the extra gentle facewash, but I am using neutogena salicylic acid face gel/cream since being off the Accutane. aaand I guess that's about it.