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  1. Hey sorry I've kind of lost hope on these boards and haven't checked in on this post for a while, the worst is over for me now, but I'm going to give accutane a try... even though my skin is like 90% better. Hopefully it'll stop the next cycle which my derm says it will. But according to your post.... o boy.. maybe I'll just move down south where theres less harsh winters. btw where do you live? same area (massachusetts) or different?
  2. This is what I'm doing now: Night: tretinoin Morning: Cetaphil moisturizer and BP gel Derm said to try this till Dec 6 [a period of 6 weeks] but my skin is terrible as of the moment. :[ Current condition: Huge amount of pustules; I also have a huge layer of hard, rough dead skin/dried pustules since i heard picking was a bad thing... I don't know what to do with it; when I rub it off, theres usually bleeding. My face is covered in all of this :[. I think that it's better that this layer
  3. hey all! Thanks for your input! I really mean it! Hmm.. so i have new ideas for possible causes: dryness, vitamin D deficiency, and sleep deprivation I think we are getting close: -Dryness is a problem for me. I tend to get flaky, I do try to moisturize and drink plenty of water, though it may not be enough. -I have heard of vitamin D deficiencies as a cause; and it sort of make sense in an 'logical sense' but I've never tried taking vitamin D supplements. So, I can't say for certain that t
  4. Anyone want to test out: Baking Soda? http://www.acne.org/messageboard/7-Months-Clear-t196753.html Although romey does not have our same skin type, she uses it to treat whiteheads and pustules. I thought I might be worth a try. I have recently been put on Tretinoin and BP, so I probably wont be testing this one out. Also I've been looking into this one too: A True Hollistic approach http://www.acne.org/messageboard/true-holi...27#entry2569027 This one also mentions using baking soda... but less
  5. Thanks for your contribution!! A lot!! CM

    1. Briane Wow! :] I see a lot of similarities, for ex. I: - don't smoke - am starting to drink 6 glasses of water a day [maybe i should increase this to 10] - exercise 1-2 times a week [maybe increase this too] - am a healthy eater - am stressed from school throughout the year. And so I do have questions if you don't mind answering them! So now that you reside in NYC, have the symptoms returned? Is NY climate that different from Boston? if yes, how so? Another question: did you do all of those
    2. Yes.. replies! @All: I have updated the topic post; tell me what you think.. (please tell me if I wasn't clear on anything)... my idea was to get everyone working together by having people try different things to accelerate the finding of the best 'cure' (by lowering any duplications of experiments and thereby increaseing efficiency... science! Lol) @ Lakers247: Similarities: Cyclic Pattern, FW Cycle started Oct, Progressively degenerative Differences: Cycle start at the age of 15, currently 1
    3. Hey all, EDIT: Preface: I have decided to change this topic into a cumulative, experiment report. In this topic, I have characterized Cyclic Fall/Winter Acne (the FW Cycle) as a moderate/severe acne break out cycle that occurs durring the Fall/Winter Season. This topic and report is devoted to finding the nature of and a possible, effective treatment for a reccuring acne symptom, the FW Cycle. In this report, I (and perhaps any willing volunteer acne.org-board-members) will propose and test tre
    4. Last update: No significant improvement. Again, although my condition has worsened over the week, I do not think that it is due to my bike rides. Instead, I want to contribute the worsening to my annual break out cycle (please see my separate topic for more info). Conclusion: Through the course of these few weeks of this study, my experiences have shown that my 15-20 minute, Monday bike rides, a relatively short and intense form of cardio, neither helps nor hinders my acne symptoms. Therefore,
    5. Hey just wondering: can I take both advil and doxycycline hyclate (anti-bacterial) at the same time? Thx CM
    6. Hmm.. the weird thing is, my skin is really oily during the summer yet I don't break out. I'm not sure why, but hydration may be an issue.. not sure though. CM
    7. Yay! a reply! but yeah, my face is getting worse too; A few questions: how bad was it last time? what have you been trying? when did it start last year? (is it around the same time?) After going to my derm (who was kind of a jerk), he prescribed me Dyoxycycline, Tretinoion (for nights), and BP (for mornings).. I've getting lots of Pustules and maybe forming a cyst :[..... not too sure what to do now, but I'll hang in there, you should too :]!!! CM
    8. update for this week: My acne has gotten worse over the course of the week, but I do not think that it is due to my bike riding. I'm beginning to feel more confident that my bike riding neither helps nor hinders my acne. That said, I will still bike to school until snow falls simply because it is probably good for my over all health.
    9. Hey! I'm asian too! lol... hmm maybe something else's common; Seems there is a correlation between my break outs and yours.. not certain though.. Where to u live/go to college? (and are there drastic seasonal changes?) Do you break out horribly on a annual cycle pattern? Please read my most recent topic (can be accessed via clicking on my name/view my profile/and then click on my topic 'Annual Winter Breakout' topic). If we are going through the same things, we can certainly help each other
    10. Hey all, I'm starting to break out massively again but I think I'm beginning to see a pattern. I'm looking to see if anyone else is on the same boat as I am; and if there are people like me, maybe we can pin point a cause and find a way to solve this stupid problem for ever. :] I've been experiencing major breakouts during this time of year (Late Fall/ Early Winter) for the past couple of years (prior to 3 years, I generally experienced very mild acne). The pattern is as follows: -I start/co
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