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  1. Hi Don't be scared of Roaccutane. There are many horror stories but that's because all the people who have great results with nothing bad happening can't be bothered to share the good news If for whatever reason you don't start accutane - you can try using Azelaic acid + Differin + Tetralysal. That's what I am doing, my skin too was too irritated by BP. I think this is a good combination as Azelaic acid both kills acne bacteria, changes the skin a bit to reduce the number of comedones and it'
  2. btw, duac has BP in it. You can't use it with lymecycline because duac also has an antibiotic in it and two different antibiotics at the same time is a no-no But that also means that you've used BP cream in the past. If your skin (and towels and clothes) could take it, I'd suggest trying quinoderm (or you can get that acne.org BP from the states). BP is going to be good for bringing the inflammation (and the bumps underneath the skin) down.
  3. First month is always rough, I bet the second one will be much better. Hold on in there.
  4. Hi I am sorry that you're having a crap day. Treat yourself to something nice. Or just play your favourite song aloud and dance to it. Anything that makes you feel better. Tomorrow's going to be a new day and it will get better. I decided not to log my experience. Over the years, I've taken antibiotics, retinoids etc so many times that, well, there's not much point logging every single thing I do Haha, it probably sounds like my skin is terribly bad. It's not, over last few years it's always
  5. Hi Everyone's skin is different, so all you can really do, is try things out and see how it goes. Change one thing at a time, give your skin a fair bit of time to adjust and se if it gets better. You might want to try SA wash instead of BP one, the you could also drop the SA gel. In my experience, the best SA washes are: superdrug one (and it's cheap!) or garnier (blue bottle, white ones are also okay but really pricey ). I am week 5 on differin (or something like that) and I think that diff
  6. Hey! How's going? Sorry that I haven't posted anything, been kind of busy. First things first - Seems like you are having great parties there I had a really good end of term party myself - lots of pictures like the one you posted, I'd say that even too many. Who said that you are not supposed to mix accutane and alcohol? Got lots of compliments, but that's just because I am hyper when I go out. People actually think I am on drugs. I am not. It's just me. Really. And your skin is getting bet
  7. I bought lypsyl two days ago and it seems quite good apart from the medicated smell. However, it leaves white residue. Or maybe I am overusing it, idk. Anyway, having white stuff on lips makes me look like a fool. And I really don't like that
  8. Hey! Sorry that I haven't posted for ages. I've been VERY busy revising for my exams. But now I am done. Yay! *does happy dance* I had just two exams this year; I am quite sure I did well in the first one and .. alright (I hope) in the other. I guess I will find out within a month or smth when the results will be published. Yeah, so I had basically forgotten about my acne. Firstly, because I was really busy. And secondly..
  9. Hahaha! Your dermatologist is funny! Then again I wouldn't want any of my doctors to be funny in THAT way I am super busy, I will write a proper post later. Still, keep on writing, your log is great!
  10. @klick - thanks for replying! I hope your post accutane period is going well. Your advice is always welcome @blueasyou - great username, btw I just posted on your log. I hope your skin clears up quickly. I haven't had a initial breakout (yet) and accutane seems to be doing wonders already. Hopefully, it will be the same way for you. Good luck!
  11. Yeah, I have used Dalacin T in the past and it didnt do any good. Also, using a single topical antibiotic is the best way for bacteria to develop resistance. So I am sort of surprised that your doctor prescribed that. Until your next doc appointment try using bp in addition to dalacin T. It will kill off the bacteria and unclog pores too (dalacin t doesnt do that). If you cant tolerate it, use it for spot treatment. The best one to get, imo, is quinoderm 5 (make sure to get 5 not the ordinary o
  12. I am waaaaay to lazy to take daily pictures. So I am trying to make some weekly. So far I've made two But I will make some more. Seeing progress feels sooo good after all So far I've got no problems with motivation, fingers crossed it stays this way. I found the irritation BP (and its ultimate bleaching power) much more annoying. Oh, the things we're ready to do to fight acne..
  13. I've heard the same thing about fish oil and joints. Let me know what does your derm tell you 0.5mg/kg/day seems to be an alright dosage. I am taking 1mg/kg/day - my derm thought it would be fine not to start slowly and seems that she was right Also, it might be worth asking your derm about taking accutane twice a day (splitting your dose in two), I've read that sometimes side effects can be alleviated this way. I can definitely see some improvement in the pictures. So it's working! *victor
  14. Minocycline is an antibiotic, differin and tazorac is a retinoid, they have different mechanisms of action and I don't think you can compare them just like that. It all depends on the type of your acne. But in general it is better to try other options before going for accutane. Accutane is not a miracle cure and it doesn't cure acne in a blink of an eye. So if mono-therapy has failed, next step is to combine before going for accutane, especially if your acne is generally mild.
  15. Firstly, it's up to your derm to tell you your options and help you decide. I'd say that a combination therapy could be a good shot. That would involve a topical retinoid (Differin) and a different oral antibiotic. Try it for at least few months and then, if it fails, accutane might be an option. Good Luck!