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10YrsNCountin

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  1. It was a long time ago, but I think that I got my IB in about the 2nd week. It did make things worse, but it wasn't "worse than ever". The big thing is that they fade a lot faster though and lasted only a few days (Normally mine would last for 1-2 months each!). I would try to expect it realistically so that you don't get too down, and if you don't get one then even better Oh... I used E45 cream which was alright for me.
  2. It was a long time ago, but I think that I got my IB in about the 2nd week. It did make things worse, but it wasn't "worse than ever". The big thing is that they fade a lot faster though and lasted only a few days (Normally mine would last for 1-2 months each!). I would try to expect it realistically so that you don't get too down, and if you don't get one then even better
  3. I took accutane pretty late on. It did a good job for me (although not perfect), but I wish I had taken it at around 20/21 so that I wouldn't have had so long building up scars! I made a summary post a while back which is pretty comprehensive view of my experience if you wish to read it: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/3-Months-...nc-t188141.html
  4. Whoa. I say the link to this in my favourites and I thought I'd just post a little update. I must be 1.5 years since I last had accutane. I think the only remaining side effect is that I sometimes feel like I need to put some moisturiser on my lips in the morning, and even then its only precautionary! I still do get some spots - usually after eating something sugary, so I just avoid that and I don't really have issues with my acne these days. I hope some of the other users find this post usef
  5. I always found that these acne solutions basically took the various theories out there, then cram as many ingredients as they can into the solution so that they can claim to combat acne in various ways. The result, for me at least, was that most solutions made things worse. I wouldn't recommend using just water... its not enough to clean your face properly. Try going for something that doesn't have many ingredients. I have used Dove Moisturising soap for a long time now and it beats the 10-15
  6. I found that sugar was a major cause of problems for me. Try spending a couple of weeks not taking any. Also, I found different acne soaps/treatments didn't help much. In the end I settled on one that didn't try to fix the problem - Dove soap. Its just a moisturising soap but doesn't include any chemicals that might provoke the acne.
  7. I think that the OP has taken far too much out of the diet than he needs to. The big things that cause the acne, I have found, is the snack foods. Things that just tide you over and often taste nice. Chocolate and crisps/chips plus various types of cakes with toppings. My advice would be to continue eating your bread, dairy, fish, meat, veggies, etc as a normal balanced diet (basically a bit of everything but at least attempt to cut out the real crappy stuff. I've not eaten chocolate (in part
  8. ...before I announce it I'd just like to make a quick note that I got acne at 15, which continued at varying degrees up until now.. 27. So I've tried lots of things in my time, and I'm about 99% certain of this now. Despite what any doctors or articles say. I've read a lot about eating certain things, taking certain vitamins, etc to improve your skin. My greatest tip is about what NOT to eat. I've not yet worked out what is common between them, but almost invariably if I eat them then later t
  9. I did vote normal, but during most of my life (and acne) I was a little underweight
  10. Hmm... I would be suspicious of this sort of thing. It first sounded rediculous and something somebody made up to get others to basically pee on their own face... Then I read a bit more on the internet and its a load of "this may" or "it might" or "it could". There doesn't seem to be any facts about what it actually does, so this is something that I'd avoid until I'd tried everything else out there.
  11. oh dear Sperm is continually produced whether you "use it or not". It gets re-absorbed into the body if it goes unused. You really dont have to worry about this.
  12. I still had the occasional one up to about 2 weeks after I finished my course. I haven't had a whitehead since (3-4 months).
  13. just go for both after your main meal in the day.
  14. Yep I think your derm (and I) would recommend just doing some topicals first. There's no point trying something risky if something else will work. There are many drugs prescribed for acne. Most only work for up-to-mild cases, but if you find one then great! Experience a few alternatives first is my advice. If they don't work then it may be worth a try.
  15. I'm post-tane by about 3-4 months (I think ) My skin was weak. I remember one of the first signs was when I was putting my shoes on and I used my finger to do the job of a shoe horn (ie get the ankle into the shoe) and it tore off some skin. Doh! I was just careful from then on & I moisturised my face after every wash. As for post tane... I still get spots, but for 95% of the the time they don't come to the surface. bear in mind that I used to get several every day. Now I get 3-5 every m
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