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  1. I'm about to travel to Mexico where I'm going to spend a few months in the Mexico/Belize/Guatemala area backpacking around. Not only would it be difficult to bring a several month supply of the Regimen with me, but thanks to those wonderful TSA regulations that are surely meant to keep me safe, I am very limited in how much BP I can bring with me as well. Has anyone dealt with this before? When I have gone off the regimen in the past I break out really badly, and it can take me over a month of
  2. That's one idea but I really think it's unrealistic to think I can carry around a month's worth of regiment with me in what is going to be extremely limited space in my bag....I suppose I would need less if I ony did it at night so maybe it is a possibility
  3. So, I'm going to soon be going backpacking through Central America for a month and I've decided it's just going to be impossible to keep up the regimen while doing it. Yes I know they have the travel kits and I've used them before but I would need about 10 of them to carry with me which just isn't possible, let alone taking an hour in the morning and night every single day while I'm trying to get up and get moving, and on that I've learned that if I do anything sweaty within the first few hours
  4. I've finally found what works for me: Dan's regimen plus Retin-A before bed. Yup, it's a lot , but the only thing that works after 10 years of searching. I'm attempting some diet changes but in the meantime I have to stick to the topicals to get me by. Anyway, Retin-A is no longer covered by my insurance. So I have to either 1) go without (acne comes back! 2) spend $130-140 per month on Retin-A (no small potatoes on my budget, but still strongly considering it to keep this menace away, or 3) f
  5. I had an old bottle of Retin-A that I had never opened from back when I had insurance that covered it. I decided doing the BP regimen twice a day was just too much for me and my skin to handle. But doing it in the morning with Retin-A at night after washing with Sac Acid has done wonders for me in the last week. Almost totally clear! The problem is...Retin-A is expensive. $120-130 per bottle/month. I can't / won't spend that much every month just to be clear..or will I? I am so much more confi
  6. Thanks for all the responses. I guess my biggest problem is there are so many suggestions I don't know where to start! I think I'm done with doctors. I'm considering just trying a combo of Dans' regimen in the morning and Retin-A at night for now, because I still have 2 bottles of Retin-A. After that I don't know, since I don't plan to spend that much every month to keep getting it refilled. I appreciate everyone on this forum's help and advice, it's good to know I'm not alone out there dealin
  7. I'd say that's closer to my actual diet, I'm not a 'true' vegetarian by any sense of the word. I eat fish and eggs. I won't be eating meat as I stopped eating that for moral reasons not health reasons. I'd love to find out the 'real, internal' cause of my acne, but I really don't know how. Especially without going to doctors (which cost $$$, I work freelance and have a PPO with a high deductible for emergency purposes but I basically pay out of pocket. It doesn't make sense to me to spend hun
  8. Thanks for the advice, I want to try accupuncture just for the hell of it and even if it only helps with the stress well...that's a start. The thing I never really remember having this acne that was painful until recently. What are the supposed negative side effects of accutane? And how expensive will it be (I would be paying for everything out of pocket for the most part). I'm not sure if I should go that route or just try the regimen for a while longer, I only started it around June and it
  9. I just turned 28 and I'm at my wits end with acne. I started the regimen a few months ago and it did help. I stopped drinking alcohol for 6 weeks and started getting healthy and it all seemed to help, of course never coming close to perfect skin. I went on vacation for a few weeks and tried to do the regimen best I could but I ran out and couldnt do it on my normal schedule or with normal amounts. I am back on it but my acne is the worst its been in years. The best it ever looked was when I w
  10. Thanks! I wasn't sure if sweating/showering would negate the effects of the morning Regimen, but sounds like I can just do it twice a day as long as it has time to absorb after each time, which it certainly will. Thanks a lot! It's only been about a month and I've had a mixture of good results with a few really bad areas at the same time. But I'm pretty sure I'm improving so I'm determined to stick with it, nothing has worked for the last 10 years. Just wanted to cover all my bases here, thanks
  11. I am doing boxing/MMA training and usually do it early afternoon the days I do it. I wake up pretty early in the morning and usually do the regiment then. But if I do it at say 8 am, and then train at 1, I have to shower when I'm done so it will get washed off of course and then I feel I should do it all again after that. Well thats 2 times in a day but I have to do it again at night before I go to bed. Can I do the regimen 3 times on days like this? Or should I just do it in the morning, and n