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Cubsin2100

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  1. Yeah you can just take another antibiotic but it's just masking the problem. Plus you're creating some super strain of that bacteria that is giving off the junk to give you acne because some of it is becoming resistant to all the meds you have been on. Plus if you switch meds, any healthy bacteria in your gut that becomes resistant to one med will die when you take the next. If it's candida you're honestly screwed. I mean I don't want to make you give up all hope, but it's a bitch to get r
  2. Hey everyone- 22 yr old male here. Had acne since puberty, mostly cystic, accutane didn't work, etc. etc. I've been on Duac I'd say for at least 3 years now. I was wondering if there were any dangers associated with this? I don't want to be creating mega bacteria on my face. I've had generally sustained "acceptable" results in terms of acne treatment (read: some active acne, but not sit inside listen to Death Cab for Cutie bad), and it's super nice to be able to apply in the morning. Th
  3. hmmm, honestly, the sense I'm getting from most of what I'm reading, is that it's not that bad. I'd believe the people who talk about "antibiotic resistance" if they backed up with some evidence... it's not that I don't think their concerns are legitimate, it's just I'd like some to something to back it up. Heck, so what if you become resistant to one class of antibiotics, you can take another! Also though, it seems most doses for antis aren't even enough to be antimicrobial. I'm curious
  4. Just curious if anyone had input? I had one derm tell me it wasnt an issue, another say it was. I've also been on Duac for a while... that has clindamycin, wondering if that's an issue beyond the public health concerns, I'm worried a bit... mostly about whether I'm going to make my acne even harder to tame in the future? My acne is stable on my regime, but I still have a fair amount of active stuff.
  5. Interesting... never heard of using of Head and Shoulders on one's face. Keep me posted! I used Neutrogena skin clearing shave cream, but I think i'll try Nivea. I used a two blade razor, the crappy look Good News. The best advice I've gotten from derms is to use a 1-2 razor blade and not shave too close.
  6. intersting, thanks for the input. i was curious if this "antibiotic worry" was as big a deal as they say it is. i had just figured if i lose the doxy class of antibiotics, who cares, i got a few more
  7. I'm sure this has been covered, but I'm sorta anxious and wanted to ask again. I've been on doxycycline for 4-5 years now, and my dermatologist would not give me a prescription, citing not wanting to risk resistance/ "problems" Doxy is the only thing that's worked for me, I still have bad acne. Are there really dangers with being on it indefinitely? I figure if I've ruined doxy for other problems, i've already done it, so why not keep going. input would be great. Thanks!
  8. Hey all. I used to be on these boards way back in the day, but gave up as my acne subsided/ I tried to move past this whole thinking about it constantly thing But the acne is back with a vengeance. I'm on a Retin-A .1/ Duac/ Doxycyline regime, which I've basically been on for 3-4 years. I was on Differin until this January, then decided to give the Retin-A another go... Anyway... I've been having a lot of problems with ingrown facial hairs. Most of my worst inflamed spots and scars come
  9. bumping... still curious for thoughts. Ive been on retin-A since this post, and maybe its just me breaking out now, but i'm not seeing that much benefit. Anyone have any input?
  10. Hey everyone, I'm looking at switching from Differin .3 to Retin-A .1 cream, had a few questions 1) Would you considering Retin-A .1 cream a generally 'stronger' retinoid than Differin .3? I had real success on Differin .3 for a while, but no more. I am a bet concerned, as I was on Retin-A .1 about 3-4 years with little success, but I think my acne isn't as strong, so I'm crossing my fingers. 2) Does Retin-A generally work better on improving scarring? I saw no effects on my scarring on Dif
  11. So guys... recently I developed something of a cyst right on my knee cap. All the sudden I noticed I had a dime sized, couple of centimeter bump raise on my knee. I thought it may just be a weird knee zit, as I've gotten somethere. But it was large, and it also sat on the spot where I had a long scar (from putting my knee on an exhaust pipe about 8 years ago). So when I went to the derm next, she said it was probably just a cyst, or maybe she described it as a benign growth, and said there w
  12. sorry, mods, feel free to delete. Meant to post in standard forum, not personal logs. I reposted there alreadyy
  13. Hi everyone, some questions: 1) I've been on a duac/doxy/Differin .3 combination for over a year now, and I've had pretty good success. It's come my acne relatively stable, but it's still an issue. I've thought about wanting to try to switch to Retin-A, which I'd been on in the past. I can't remember how it affected my acne, but I do recall it did a good job with some of my scarring, which is an issue for me (even if I dont have acne, all I see are the nasty scars). 2) How do you think Differi
  14. Hi everyone, some questions: 1) I've been on a duac/doxy/Differin .3 combination for over a year now, and I've had pretty good success. It's come my acne relatively stable, but it's still an issue. I've thought about wanting to try to switch to Retin-A, which I'd been on in the past. I can't remember how it affected my acne, but I do recall it did a good job with some of my scarring, which is an issue for me (even if I dont have acne, all I see are the nasty scars). 2) How do you think Diff
  15. Hey... just dropping by... I hope things worked out for you and the accutane problems... no matter what happened, Im sure you kept up your good attitude. Keep on truckin!
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