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  1. laurel, Hey, don't worry. I know exactly how you feel, I've been there also. I too am starting accutane the same time as you. Hopefully, we will get great results and soon. I probably won't start it until this weekend but I'm on 80mg/day. Since you don't have insurance get it filled at costco if you have one or a sams club. They are the cheapest. Good luck and post your results, I'll try to do the same.
  2. I finally got a prescription for accutane. The md put me on 40mg 2x a day. Doesn't that seem like a high dose to start out with? I weigh about 170lbs. I'm worried about the initial breakout that might happen. Right now my current breakout has stopped and I'm recovering from that, I hope I don't get anymore when I start. I'll be getting the Amnesteem generic. Wish me luck, I'll post my progress
  3. Usually if you have active cysts the prednisone will help with that. You'll usually take it for about 5-10 days. (probably 40mg x 5 days or 20mg x 10 days) The side effects that was mentioned is a result from taking it over long periods time and it depends how much you take. There are cushing's-like symptoms like moon face and buffalo hump. Also, make sure you take it with food and do not lie down for at least 30 mins after taking it or it can cause heartburn. If you are sick taking prednis
  4. Guys, I wouldn't use Aldactone. One of its famous side effect is gynecomastia (man boobs).
  5. Minocycline and doxycycline is a derivative of tetracycline. If you have been taking mino for the past year and it no longer works, chances are, the bacteria has grown resistance to it. So I donn't think doxy would help because mino actually works better than doxy (for acne) because it's more specific for the face region.
  6. Do you think it would be ok to use bp with ala topical? Like putting bp on then 30 mins later put the ala cream over it?
  7. the acne cure did work for me. I still get some breakouts, but it's not as bad now. I just wanted to see if I can combine the program w/ the maintenance program because I have acne scars and I have still have active acne also. I'm not cured yet.
  8. Is anyone on the maintenance program? If so, what moisturizer are you using that contains the vitamin c ester, tocotrienol, and alpha lipoic acid? i can find it anywhere.
  9. Do you think I can use mandelic acid instead of the glycolic acid? Since mandelic is suppose to be more effective and nonirritating.
  10. yeah.. i think i did put too much on. It's still a dark color. Hopefully, it'll peel off.
  11. I spot treated with mandelic acid and now the areas that i used it on is really red and dark. What can I do to make it go away? I have red circles around my face, it looks horrible. Should I still keep on using it, but use it evenly all over my face? Help please. btw it the mandelic 10% serum from skincarerx. Thanks
  12. Hi all this is my first post. Comforting to know that there's a forum that can help people with acne. Anyway, I've been getting these little small bumps around my mouth and chin. They are not red and only noticeable in certain light conditions. It's just a lot of bumps, there's no puss and it's not a blackhead. It's colorless and very annoying. I've had it for about 1-2 months now. It makes my face look horrible along with my acne scars. I don't know what to do or how to get rid of it.
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