In the past I've used
Minocycline (1999) - My first course of Mino. I stopped after a week because it broke me out bad.
Cleo-T (2000) - clindamycin worked well but ended up with cracking dry skin
Panoxyl 5% BP (2001) - dried the bejesus out of my skin I was lizard
Clindoxyl and differen, derm put me on mino (which did nothing) then keflex (2002) - Worked well and differen made my face look like grease monkey
Hibitane and Clindoxyl (2002) The most perfect my skin ever was
Clindoxyl 2003 - Couldn't find Hibitane anymore so I winged it alone. Worked ok but got the occasional whitehead
BP 5% - June 19, 2005
Face pretty clear... a few pimples here and there. Was using Panoxyl. Was getting ringworm on my chest from hockey. But started getting tired of BP and it's drying effects.
Murad - July 19, 2005
Received Murad Acne Complex after ordering it from a late night infomercial. Started using it full strength as recommended. It murdered my face. Started getting bumps on my forehead and neck.
Aug 19, 05
Still doing Murad. Getting a little better. Really liked the moisturiser.
Sept 2, 05
Had another breakout. Got sick of these little bumps I got from Murad. Quit and went AcneFree. For the first week everything was good and the small bumps on my forehead and neck disappeared.
Sept 15, 05
Something is going horrible wrong... having a nasty breakout from BP or AcneFree. Quit the program and went back to Chlorhexidine gluconate (Hibitane) and Clindoxyl. Painful pimples starting to rise furiously. Face hurts real bad.
Sept 22, 05
Beginning to think that my acne is product induced...
Stopping everything and using a gentle cleaner Spectroderm and Spectroderm BP 2.5% and nothing else. Planning to use Dan's BP comes in the mail.
Pimples hurt especially around mouth/chin area.
EMBARRASSED at work, with friends, family, activities, inside and outside -- this is pathetic. At 24 I'm still battling. Follow me along in my journey. I will be bold and let you learn from my stupid indecisive mistakes. Let's see how things go.