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    Could someone please give me a synopsis of this thread http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=69866 as I've tried to read it many times, but never have.
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    Help Me

    Been to the derm today and he wants to keep me on Minocin for around three months and if it's working another few months. If it begins to fail he will redress the issue. He said I don't have a lot of active acne on my back - more scarring. He told me this will never go and will always be noticeable. I couldn't help feeling a little down after that. Anyway, he didn't really talk about treating the scarring because he's more concerned with killing any acne that's left, but of course I am more conc
  3. Can one do Dan's regimen whilst on Accutane?
  4. What about liver damage? Is that true?
  5. As an addendum, how long does it take to clear up? Mostly it's for my bacne and I'm going on holidays in August. Will it be clear enough to swim by then?
  6. Thanks for your replies. It has helped me. Any more are very welcome.
  7. So I've been sent to a specialist by my GP and he thinks it likely he'll prescribe me Roaccutane. Having read some stuff about it I'm still very much in the dark. I'm not really worried about the whole suicide thing as I think it's been blown way out of proportion. What I am worried about is the actual side effects. Are there nose bleeds, very dry lips etc? Will I break out the worst I ever have? Any information at all either from people who've gone on it or not would be extremely helpful.
  8. I have Dan's BP gel, but just haven't plucked up the courage to really throw myself into it yet. See, my run of Stiemycin has ended and my skin is gradually getting slightly worse. I have my first whitehead in months! I've decided now! I'll start tomorrow! Thank you!
  9. I don't have the guts to start using the gel at the moment, but I've started cleansing and moisturising with the Neutrogena Oil-Free one Dan recommends. The problem is that it seems to be quite good for the first few hours, but then it just looks like I have really oily skin and have to dab with a towel. I've been moisturising before bed and when I wake up in the morning it's like this. I don't have time to re-moisturise, so it's the towel method. Is the problem that I simply need to moisturise
  10. I don't think I'd be so quick to ignore Western medicine. Maybe that's crazy, but, hey, I kind of trust it.
  11. How does the Stiemycin work on the face? Any severe reactions? I just put it on my back then face for the first time. My back's just a bit itchy, but the face is a bit worse. Not to mention the horrid smell. Exactly like a stink bomb.
  12. And here's what he said about my bacne and face acne: I'm not grotesque (Thanks...) Prescribed me Stiemycin and Minocin Should get out in sun when possible (I'm not too sure about this. I've read different things) Started dissing my position as a vegetarian with the old comment of "We have incisors!" Desperately need some people's advice as I don't really trust him. He's not only the rudest doctor I've ever had the misfortune of being treated by, but he also had some strange logic. I'm kind of