Well, i'm still seeing improvement. All the pimples that were there when i started this regimen are gone now and the only ones on my face right now are new ones that the retin-a micro has brought up. There are 0 on my forehead right now, I never had a serious problem with pimples there, there was only one at time usually and those always went away faster then the rest of my face. Ok, so i have none on my forhead RIGHT NOW, i have four left over spots on my left cheek, like they are not inflammed and not under the skin either but they create bumps on my face especially when i put make-up on so i'm just waiting for those to completely smooth out. Ok, i also have about 10 micro mini pimples on the left side. I'm not sure if the RAM is going to bring them out bigger and inflammed or if it'll keep it micro but still bring 'em out. We'll see. Ok, and lastly I have one pimple that i feel coming up on the left <~ it will retin-a-ed! Ok, on my right cheek I have five active pimples but they are not coming up to the surface and becomming inflammed and they don't hurt as much as they used to. We'll see what happens with these. I also have 3 micro pimples on the right side. On my chin i have a cluster of about 7-10 micro pimples and two that the left over ones on the left cheek. And I thought the RAM took away all my black heads- it tricked me! I think it took away the ones that were already there, but now it's bring up the ones that were still under there, I guess I really don't know if blackheads work the same way white heads do but anyways they are still there but I rarely will have a pimple in the creases of my nose anymore which i used to have a BIG problem with.
Overall, my face doesn't have any large inflammed pimples, and the texture of my skin is alot smoother! This makes me so happy, I don't feel sexy yet but i don't feel like a monster anymore. And it's only the second week, thanks to God and researches for this stuff!
I don't know why you guys would want to read all this, but O WELL. sorry!
Septra Ds 2x a day 8am n 8pm
Baby shampoo, I use the one from the Dollar store, same exact ingredients much cheaper!
Pat dry carefully, let dry 15 mins. or so
Put clindamycin on
Clinque Antioxidant 25spf only on dry spots, Aloe Vera on T-panel
Everyday minerals- only if i have to
Wash away gel by Clinque
Wait 30 mins. (very important with retin-a)
Put RAM on (i'm trying, it's extremely hard by the way, to only use pea- sized amount, I'm pretty good at it)
One more thing I have to metion, is i've been experiencing flu-symptoms for the last 3 days. My throat was hurting like bad, like there was a lump in there or something was stuck in there anyways I read up on and alot of times it's a symptom from anxiety, stress or grief and I do have anxiety about taking Septra(bactrim) and generally just am a very anxiety-prone person, so i started doing some breathing treatments and what do you know the lump and pain went away! I'm such a nut-case, anyways here are two exercises that work and are easy:
Pretend like you breathing in through your toes and feel the air go all the way up to your lungs, then back out again through your toes. Then do the same thing using your arms. Ahhhh!
Pretend like there are 10 tons of weight on you feet and you can't move them, stay like that for 10 secs. then move up and do the same to each part of your body also don't forget to do facial muscles that's where most of our tension is! Ok hope this can help somebody whether your on Septra(Bactrim) or not.
Other than the throat thang, I woke up with a headache today and had chills this morning and muscle aches all over back, and stomach pains in the lower groin area and upper abdomin. So, I called the pharmacist and asked if i could take sinus medicine and OTC pills like advil, ibprouen?, tyneol? and he said yes and said the flu-like systoms aren't a side affect of Bactrim, the only ones i should be concerned about are easy sun-burning and stomach pains. But if i take a ibprouen i feel alot better. I'm going to go get my blood test so i can put my mind to ease. Ok, that's it guys, sorry if you just wasted 5 mins of your life reading non-sense