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101 Days



Unless I've miscounted, today marks 101 days of Bactrim!

So last time I saw my derm, I mentioned that the first I picked up my prescription of Bactim, I got double strength, and that after that I got regular strength. Turns out I was never supposed to have taken DS at all. However, they're the same price, and my face cleared up really well after a few weeks on DS, so I guess it all worked out anyway.

It's summer, and my skin is oily than EVER.

I've continued washing my face every morning and night with the Cetaphil soap bar, occasionally make oatmeal, milk and honey face masks, and also started applying some Epiduo in the mornings, and I have to say things have been okay. I've still got scarring and hyperpigmentation from my last flare up, but I'm happy to say that I can apply my foundation (which I don't do often, mind you) and cover up my scars pretty well. I haven't gotten any painful red bumps recently, either.

Even so, I'm wondering if I should move on to something else. My dad's constantly pestering me about how there's got to be a better medication that will keep me totally acne-free, and for longer, since even though Bactrim has helped a lot, I do still get pimples here and there.

I don't know.. I don't think I've ever been on a medication this long. Not sure when it's time to try out other things.

I'm almost off Diamox, so maybe in a few months I'll be able to try BC.


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Awesome Mels! Good luck! Keep fighting for clear skin. Your face looks much better. I can tell that your scarring will fade. Antibiotics are a great way to get clear. Worked for me. Now I maintain by using Ortho Tri-Cyclen and spironolactone. Look into those with your derm. :)

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