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Stacie's B5 Journal

Well, i've decided to start taking B5. I've read pretty much all good things about this stuff so i thought i'd give it a try since nothing else is seeming to work. Plus my skin is extremely sensitive so i can't use anything harsh like BP or perscription drugs. So hopefully this works, because i've pretty much given up on everything else!!

Anywayz, it's actually day 2 of my journal. Yesterday I started with my first dose of 5g a day. Everyone says to start at 5g and move up to 10g after 3 days. I woke up this morning and my skin actually looked worse than yesterday. cry.gif I don't think its because of the B5 though, because i think it takes longer to work than 1 day. So i'd say so far no noticable difference.

Going to work now though, i'll post again 2nite.

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Well, my skin looks a little better than it did yesterday. I had a ton small whiteheads all over my face by the time i got home from work last nite at 8:30pm. I still haven't figured out if it was from the B5, or if it was just another breakout. I tried to pop them all, which i know most people on here say is bad, but it's the only way they go away for me. This morning when i woke up, my face looks a little better. I haven't noticed any oil reduction yet. The old acne is healing i think. Some more whiteheads have popped up, but they might still have been from yesterday.

I haven't had any of the side effects that i've heard about (diarrea, hair loss etc.) so i'm happy about that at least.

Today i'm starting to take 10g. I know you're supposed to wait until the 4th day, but since i haven't had any side effects i thought i'd start one day early. Maybe it will start working sooner. (fingers crossed!)

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Okay, it's the end of day 3 and i can say that my skin is drying up. But unfortunately my acne is not. sad.gif It could also just be the fact that i'm now using a clearasil face wash with SA in it that my face is dry. I know i shouldn't expect results this quickly, but i thought i might see a small improvement. Oh well, maybe 2morrow. Hopefully it won't take that long to kick in, because i want this acne GONE!! I'd say my acne is somewhat mild. I didn't always have it this bad either. I'm 20 years old, and i had pretty clear skin up until the beginning of the summer (about 7 months ago), and then whamo, my skin all of a sudden got all dry and flaky, and then the acne popped up everywhere (except my forehead). So maybe this is just a phase i'm going through, or maybe i just have some sort of skin infection....or i don't know. But what i do know is that i want it gone.

Well, goin' to bed now...I'll write again in the morning to say if anything has changed.

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