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BeautifulLovesMe

So I have been on the spironalactone but only 25mg. I am thinking about upping my dosage myself but I don't want to run into the "Your insurance won't pay for this refill yet, it's too early" thing at the pharmacy. I stopped using the Benzaclin because it didn't seem to be helping at all and was making my stomach hurt. I am usually tolerant to pain but it was annoying enough to make me stop using it. And the derm cannot see me until June 11!!!! WTF! So anyway, in the meantime, still suffering!!

BeautifulLovesMe

Day 11

so i went to my dr. today and got spironolactone. he also prescribed benzclin but my pharmacy didn't have it so i have to pick that up tomorrow. so we will see!!! :doh:

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Day 10

so i was thinking about it and i guess technically today is day 10. i actually started the regimen before dan's products came. so today would be day 10. i have an awful breakout right now. so much so that my boyfriend's family is having a barbeque today and i didn't go. i need to make an appt with the derm but who knows how long it can take to get an appt. i think i may ask my regular dr. about spironolactone. i have read good things about it. and my regular dr. doesn't know if the derm will put me on accutane again since i have already been on it twice. but that was like 10 yrs ago. so we will see. i just hate my skin right now. it's so red and dry and some of the acne has started to scab. yuck! oh well. i started taking zinc and was already taking omegas so we will see. hurry!!!

BeautifulLovesMe

Day 4

so of course my skin is still peely and irritated. i do have an initial breakout so hopefully this goes away soon. but i am impressed that the blackheads on my nose are basically gone. i don't remember the last time i saw that. so i am waiting for my jojoba oil to get here. i feel like i need a little more moisture overnight. so once that comes, we will see how that helps. other than that, still going strong!!

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Day 2 on DKR

OMG! The blackheads on my nose are barely even noticeable!!! NOTHING has ever been able to do that! My chin is still red and inflamed from the beautiful blemishes care of Murad Acne Complex. But overall, seeing improvement. And things will only get better since the boyfriend and I decided to start eating better and excercising. I am excited for all the changes I have to look forward to!! :doh:

BeautifulLovesMe

Yay!!! So my products arrived today!! I will use them tonight when I wash my face before I go to bed. I am so hoping that everything works out with this regimen. I know I still have a long way to go but I am optimistic! :doh:

BeautifulLovesMe

So I am waiting for Dan's products to arrive. They should be arriving in the next day or two. Hopefully they work. I am trying to undo the damage done by Murad's Acne Complex. I have bad scabs on my chin from that. I only used it for about 2 weeks. I did not want to go through any more of the "purging" process. Especially since alot of the reviews I read stated that the "purging" process never stopped. I know that on Dan's regimen, there may also be a purging process but I have seen nothing but good reviews for his product. I also like that he recommends drugstore alternatives so you know he's just not out to make money for himself. He genuinely wants us to be acne-free!! I, like many of you, have tried all kinds of things for my acne. I have used Proactiv, minocycline, tetracycline, Accutane (2 cycles, it worked while I was on it but once off, the acne came right back), Murad, Dermalogica, AcneFree, Philosophy, Tretinoin, and many more. I have also used a complete system prescribed by the dermatologist but then lost my insurance so I couldn't continue that regimen. I have insurance now but am looking for something that I can use w/out a Rx. So we will see. I will try to journal my progress everyday so we can see how it goes. :dance:

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