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  1. Hey Jenny, I have been on spiro for 6 or 7 months now and it's working great so I hope you have success with it. I am on 100mg too and that seems to be the perfect dose for me. I have been using dans aha for almost a month now with daily use. I do like 75% aha to 25% CeraVe cream and it's faded my marks by 70% no shit. I was using retin a and Hydroquinone together for months with little results, nothing I noticed anyways. Aha has been great for me. I got a couple white heads right when I starte
  2. hey i'm on spiro now (one month in) made it up to 100mg a day, and i'm looking at trying some of dans AHA as i happen to have some here... randomly left over from accutane days. skin is doing ok i'm still breaking out a bit only in two spots either side of my jaw, hopefully by week 10-12 it will be gone mostly, people tend to report that it clears after three months. i'm also on Yaz and have been for 3 months. i'll report back when i have more to share. good luck JB
  3. i took prednisone with my second course of accutane, it was a great help to relieve the cysts. give it a go if your dr will give it to you. the side effects aren't too bad in small doses.
  4. Haha I waste too much time on here too sometimes... I didn't actually talk to my doctor about topicals... I've used Duac in the past and other BP based products / gels - they did help but I was only ever clear completely if I used them with antibiotics. My skin doesn't seem to respond as well to SA as it does to BP. But I'll remember to ask about other topicals when I see my GP again in a few weeks. (Thanks for reminding me! ) Try spiro + birth control combo and talk to your dr about accutan
  5. I fucking LOVE PARAMORE. haha and its really not like any of the other music i listen to. but they are fucking great. your skin doesn't look too bad, i reckon you'll find success soon.
  6. yeah like you diet isn't really an issue for me, other than a dairy or sugar binge which never helps any matters. i apply moisturiser first, but not a lot. i rely on the jojoba oil i use in the shower.
  7. me + dairy aren't really friends either, without rehashing everything you just said its Ditto for me. do you have issues with breads? i've stopped drinking coffee for nearly 2 months... and i work in a coffee shop. its rough. i had one soy milk coffee the other week but thats has been the only exception. I actually do not believe that milk gives me acne (or caffeine), because when i am clear it doesn't break me out, the only thing that breaks me out is hormonal fluctuations and stress. eating a
  8. holy mother trucking... that is really $$$ my doc gave me FREE DUAC GEL, 2 tubes. but i filled a doxy script and only used one month, money officially wasted. i'm feeling your pain. my best friend has had all her tyres punctured twice in 6 weeks and she cried for hours because those bastards have financially ruined her. she's a waitress at university... so shit when we have NO MONEY and acne to boot.
  9. to all the haters, yes i went on accutane twice and yes it cleared up my skin twice. accutane is not a cure, but a highly effective treatment. nothing else has done for me what accutane did. i'll say it again , it isn't a cure, it is a treatment. its effective for most people, truly clears their skin and gives them back their face. i don't regret my decisions. if you have an underlying issue (like a hormonal imbalance) your acne will still return in some capacity unless you address that with tre
  10. oh hey there stranger. my skin has done a back flip... twice... i took accutane last year for 5 months.. and i could possibly have to take it again very soon. sigh.
  11. i would recommend talking to your doctor about accutane. you don't have to live with acne! good luck. JB
  12. Hi just wanted to let you know i have done Accutane twice as well (2010 and 2012), and i'm getting hormonal breakouts starting the pill again (2 months in). I'm going to push through and see if i can clear up without accutane. The doctor prescribed me Duac gel which is a topical antibiotic and BP gel, i find it really helps with the deep cysts and painful pimples. Make sure you use it with a good moisturiser and perhaps wash your face with jojoba oil as well because its drying. Best of luck
  13. hey good luck on your course i'll be following it! JB
  14. you look GORGEOUS. well done love, accutane is a total BOSS. x
  15. it does come back! you should notice a difference 6 weeks after accutane, and a huge difference 12 weeks after accutane. MY FACE IS SO SMOOTH AND SOFT. (i finished on the 12th of August).
  16. Accutane seriously scares the crap out of me and I've seen a ghost stand right in front of me. So many peoples acne comes back after a year just makes my stomach cringe. I just have a gut feeling that it won't work for me for some reason nothing has except supplementing chromium, magnesium, zinc. But like you said it's like fighting fire with a sprinkler. So accutane really worked for you? you can see the photos in my log below is the link (see ahoy me log) yes it really worked. and i was like
  17. Thanks, Jenny, but I'm almost fairly certain that I have a problem with mineral oils/petrolatum ingredients. Tazorac had mineral oil in it and it was a friggin' nightmare for me, as well as other moisturizers with mineral oil. But a lot of people claim to love Cetaphil. I tried the Cerave cream and it burned my skin really badly. Is this the one you have? http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top I am running somewhat low on my REN ultra day care moisturizer, but it has fragrance and my face is f
  18. hi James its hard to tell with the lighting. i can only speak from expirience but i've never had any luck with topicals, accutane was the only thing that worked for me. it seems that your acne is concentrated under your jaw line? if you don't want to go the accutane route, you need something that treats you from the inside because its more than likely your acne is hormonal, with your testosterone levels increasing your breakouts. you can either do accutane (which would work really well for your
  19. accutane is a life saver. I recommend it if you are able to get your hands on some. screw anything topical, when its coming out of your body so severely topicals are like a garden hose against a house fire. for lack of a better analogy. Accutane is a water helicopter. its real tough while your in it, but you can actually have a life where you don't get cysts. and you don't have to deal with massive breakouts. hope your feeling better today. JB
  20. death to cysts..!! and FYI ceptaphil where have you been all my life?! skin is happy. def try it gina it won't break you out i promise. JB