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  1. Don't take them, get a new prescription because if you also read Minocycline loses its effect if it passes its exp date.
  2. Ah thanks for the input =), I wonder if you got it at that age because they thought it was related to your hormones though?? I read that this has two functions, disturbing the production of bacterial proteins and regulating hormonal problems. Hopefully it wont take that long to start working. My body is weird, if something is going to work it is different over night, but if its not going to work... even if I take something continually for weeks it seems if it doesn't do much to start it wont do
  3. So I was first prescribed Minocycline, it worked great for the first few months. Then it pretty much stopped after 5-6 months so today my Derm has prescribed ORAL Clindamycin. I was excited to learn that I was switching to a new prescription so I googled it, but all I can find is how it is applied topically, and only used orally for other medical reasons. Even on this website its not listed as an oral medication? ? Has anyone had success with the oral clindamycin? Is there any way to take it?
  4. Afff damn it. It was working so good for awhile too. I guess I'll have to see what happens in the next week or so. Acne is so god damn annoying.
  5. Okay so for the longest time I tired and failed with over the counter meds for acne. Nothing helped and only dried my skin out. Now my acne isnt bad, I would see mild to moderate. However for the last 5-6 months I have had almost no acne on my face! I started using lemon juice and it got rid of about half of it, and then I started on minocycline and I was 100% around my face for entire weeks. I would then have the occasional zit but that wasnt too bad because I was 100% all the other time. No
  6. Okay I started using lemons to treat my acne. I used to always get it around the mouth or under the chin. Lately it is completely changing and I am becoming distressed. Since I started using lemons topically and to digest, my acne seems to look better. But now I have few small zits on both sides of my cheeks and I have a blackhead or two and a zit on my nose. I don't know what is happening! I don't get any white heads when using lemons but it looks like non inflamed acne now instead of whit
  7. I decided to try lemon juice, cause in theory it sounds great and BP and SA seem to do crap for me. It has gotton excellent reviews on this website, so I tried it topically and digesting it. Past 3 days I have put it on my face once. My face is slightly cracked, not bad at all, on the bottom left of my mouth where there was a rather consistent amount of acne. It is also peeling somewhat. But this is okay because the lemon has actually worked in stopping whiteheads (I think). I don't know wha
  8. Well thats where its a little different for me. I don't look bad in almost all lightning anymore, including sunlight. I actually think I am looking better since Ive been using these bp wipes, even though the acne amount is still there, I think it got rid of some of the redness or something, or I am fearing I am just losing my mind on whats good and bad anymore. All I know is I look in most mirrors and although I still have mild to mod acne around my mouth, I think I still look good. But that c
  9. Hmmm. Okay. Well my skin now started to get really dry, so I just haulted thigns until tommorow when it wont hurt it again. What should I use for acne around the mouth, with mainly pustules or whiteheads? 2.5% sa scrub or 2.5% BP wipes? And someone earlier told me using the two together wouldn't be bad... oh well. I think its kind of funny, before I knew anything about acne I used to try to wash with hand soap two or more times a day, and it was so powerful sometimes my skin was 100% clear,
  10. I didnt think it was good =(. 2.5% sa wash in the morning after shower, then apply 2.5% bp. At night, was face with just water, reapply 2.5% sa and 2.5% BP. Repeat Daily. Please help =(
  11. Lol, thats what I am talking about though. You seem clear in one mirror, then... sigh.
  12. I can see how, people are also saying that acne around the mouth can be caused by drool. Even around the cheeks it is plausible because if you drool on the pillow and your face gets on it it can happen that way rather than just running down your mouth.
  13. My face is starting to show signs its going to turn red and irritated. Its slightly burning, especially when BP or SA are applied, and its starting to tighten. Would it be okay if I just put something called "Dry Skin Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion" says "With Vitamans A & E Heals Dry Skin" and go without BP or SA for a day without ruining my regimine? I think I might just was my face two or so times instead. Opinions?
  14. No I get that, especially in the psychological sense where one won't really perceive the acne or associate it with you as much as others. But I still am confused as to which light or which mirror is who I am. If its the camera I will just die.
  15. You didn't encourage it, thats just a personal thing I've found out about my skin, I just thought I'd randomly throw that in there =P.
  16. Actually, I'm pleased to tell you that you're mom's wrong The 'power' of the flash lighting isn't what does it, it's more the softness, harshness, angle etc of the light. I know for myself that full on hard sunlight, of all things, directly in my face makes me look my best surprisingly. It fills in all the pores etc with light (if it's at the correct angle; otherwise it can suck if it's from the side...), also it gives me cheekbones . Yeah actually same here, when I go out in the
  17. Interesting, that was my moms excuse but I didn't think she knew anything, neither parents had bad acne. She said "well what do you expect with such a high power flash" because the pictures had at least bulbs aside from the camera flashing from different angles. I got dominated =.=
  18. But for me, its so strange its like some sort of curse. Car mirror, Store mirrors, yellow and white light I look okay. But that fucking camera, that camera just shattered me. We were picking out which ones were good which ones were bad, I just basically stayed out of it because I was so bias looking at my acne I wanted to delete them all. I just don't understand why it is so different for cameras I didn't even look the same in those pictures it infuriated me. EDIT: Can someone tell me wh
  19. Okay, I am almost getting exhausted from my mood swinging around so much so fast. The other day, I flirted with this hot girl and txted her and she was actually into what I was doing and asked about my plans and things like that so I was incredibly ecstatic. I haven't had a decent girlfriend in a very long time. The fact she was so good looking is overwhelming. Anyway. The next day I learn my senior pictures are scheduled which is now today. So I became worried about my acne, but from the mi
  20. Bump!!! I need help, I have been using 2.5% benzoyl peroxide wipes, and my face has smoothed and cleared pretty good, feels nice and isnt overly dry and just a very very tad bit tight when I move my mouth around but hardly noticeable. Now though, around my mouth there are a few strong new pustules that are white and completely red and it is so obvious I was going to go clothes shopping tomorrow but if its anywhere the same as it is now I'm staying home all day without a doubt. I want to know
  21. Ok thanks, anymore comments appreciated. When I posted that, my acne had 4-5 bad white heads around my mouth. Yesterday I was good, and today I have more new ones under my nose between my mouth. Gotta love the fucking acne rollercoaster, always takes my self esteem on ride with it. Happy one day, dont wanna go out in public the next. **%(*@@%(*@(%*!%()!)%()(%!(!%)(!%
  22. I used to believe I have at least moderate acne on my face, I know I used to have severe on my back, its moderate now with many scars. Comared to some others acne, mine is easily mild. I am able to take phone camera pictures without many red spots, and unless its on a bad day, theres only redness in normal pictures. Pictures wont work on here for some reason, I'll prove it by putting IMG tags around both of them: Picture one: Picture two: For relevancy, I believe that although many have
  23. Okay my acne has just progressed the past two years until its out of control on my back, top of my arms, shoulder, chest, and mouth/nose area. My back is pretty bad because I never cared I only picked at it and it became worse, I am going to see a dermatologist for it in a few months. I would see its a little less then severe now. But I only want help with my face because I have actually had some success in the back and arms area. I have tried treating it with multiple things, burned my face,