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  1. nick-o-lass

    Day 11!

    So my breakouts seem to be diminishing. My skin has gotten drier but with my daily moisturizer I am flake free. I have noticed my eyes are getting dry and my legs hurt whenever I bend down on them. This never happened before accutane. My skin is still getting oily. I hope things get better soon. I am still using all the same products that I was using before.
  2. From the album: How I battled my acne..

    And the acne is gone! Haven't been more confident, ever!
  3. Becjane1988

    Day 45

    From the album: Epiduo

    Day 1 vs Day 45
  4. Hi everyone, I am a long time lurker and one time poster. I’ve so badly wanted to share my success story on here for years but things usually deteriorate right before I can. I feel like I have finally stumbled across the combination of things that are keeping me clear and I really hope it will help someone else. This is going to be big but I’ve broken it into chunks so you can jump to the info that interests you J Background: I started getting acne in seventh grade. My acn
  5. Hello friends! This is the third-week that I have been on accutane, and I need some help. My dermatologist warned me about the side-effects and that it is likely that an "initial breakout" would occur sometime within the first four-weeks and last for the first couple of months. I haven't been experiencing much of the listed side-effects other that mildly dry lips, but in terms of the initial breakout - it started midway of the second-week, and so far it has been quite bad. Many blackhead and c
  6. Hey Everyone, I wanted to know if anyone has used spironolactone for their acne issues? I visited the dermatologist about 2 years ago and got prescribed spironolactone after numerous tries with other medications. It was the one medication that really has worked for me. I take 100mg a day and no longer have oily skin. My back, neck, face, chest, and scalp get very oily without spironolactone. I recently ran out of my last prescription refill for the spironolactone and switched jobs recently s
  7. So I've been prescribed 100mg of monocycline and ziana to help with my mild acne. My acne is far from severe but it is persistent and I do sometimes get cystic acne. My dermatologist looked at my skin and after telling her I have very sensitive skin, that benzoyl peroxide drys me out she prescribed ziana. Now I've never been on a prescribed medication let alone a retinal ( is that how it's spelled?) and she did not inform me what so ever about the possible side effects or that you shouldn't be i
  8. Hello fellow acne strugglers, This is my first post as a new member. I really just want to find a place to track down my daily struggle with acne and how it changes with the new medication I am on. I am currently taking 100mg of Spironolactone. I'm sorry if I start venting as I really have no where else to speak about my problems because no one seems to understand. Some background: Just like many members here, I have been struggling with acne at a very young age (13). I remembered that I was
  9. I have been using Tretioin for over a year now and for the most part it's been pretty great. I started out with the 0.25%, then the 0.05% and stayed with that for a while. I recently went through a whole winter always getting random big pimples (this never happened before) and believe me it was horrible. I went to the dermatologist around two weeks ago and he gave me the 0.1%. The first week was great, but then the purge started again. So, basically my questions are... 1) Have any of you exp
  10. Hello everyone! I have joined these forums just to talk about accutane! I'm an 18 year old female who has been avoiding accutane for as long as I could. Basic History: I basically have very oily, acne prone skin. I have especially larger pores on my cheeks near my nose. Throughout the day my makeup never last because my skin will get oily within a few hours. Anyways, my first bad break out was when I was in seventh grade nearing eighth grade. I had pimples mostly on my cheeks and forehead,
  11. I've been on Ziana since the second to last week of November and its now the second week of January. Previously I was on Tretinoin .05% and Clindamycin 1% used together at once for a year, I asked my doctor about the slightly deeper blackhead/whitehead looking things on my face so she prescribed me Ziana instead for some reason because it is both tretinoin and clindamycin. She said it will not make me break out again like I was when I first started using tretinoin alone a year ago. I've noticed
  12. Hi, guys so this is my story im 16 so obviously my acne is hormonal and sadly my moms side has it too
  13. Hi everyone, As of today, I've been on Epiduo for a little under three months. To preface, I've never had terrible acne- its what I personally would call mild/moderate but relative to some on here, it is pretty mild. The toll that even this has taken on me has been huge- large enough to warrant multiple dermatologist visits, infinitely many OTCs, home remedies, you name it- I cant imagine having it any worse and I truly sympathize with everyone who does. It sucks. I do have very fair skin an
  14. So I decided to start a sort of log of my doxcycline experience, and also where I can get some help/advice. I have only been experiencing moderate to severe acne this past summer (for the past 3 months). I am 19, almost 20, and used proactive throughout high school. It kept my skin average, I never had perfect flawless skin but it was never that much of a problem (not nearly as bad as it is now). So at the beginning of June I decided to go off because my results weren't awesome and it's pric
  15. So I decided to start a sort of log of my doxcycline experience, and also where I can get some help/advice. I have only been experiencing moderate to severe acne this past summer (for the past 3 months). I am 19, almost 20, and used proactive throughout high school. It kept my skin average, I never had perfect flawless skin but it was never that much of a problem (not nearly as bad as it is now). So at the beginning of June I decided to go off because my results weren't awesome and it's pric
  16. Hi, I'm 25 and still getting acne. When I was 16 AND 21 I did Accutane. The first time, I had pretty clear skin for about a year or so, and in college the second time, I saw almost no satisfaction after a few months being off it. Anyone else have less than satisfactory results from Accutane? I'm back on an antibiotic (Doryx/doxycyclin). I can't be on coventional birth control pills anymore because of a migraine correlation, but I'm on the implant/Nexplanon. I'm really anxious to clear up my jaw/
  17. Don't have insurance? Did you know you can get up to 75% off your prescription for free? I don't go to the doctors often so maybe you already know this. There were a bunch of free cards on my derm's desk call RxRelief cards. Here's the card information, they're all the same. Member ID: SRK189264 BIN 015756 GRP 7028BBB PCN RELIEF The first day I bought Accutane I didn't have my prescription card and I was able to just give them the ID, BIN and GRP and they accepted it. If you're not com
  18. Hey everyone, I currently got my second month's prescription of Accutane yesterday, and the process was a complete mess! First thing that day, I went to the dermatologist for my blood test, was given the OK, then went to classes. After I got back, I went to the pharmacy to pick it up. They got my prescription, except that they didn't have any in stock and I'd have to wait until Monday for the prescription to be filled. Now, I wasn't going to go without Accutane for three days (two days ago, T
  19. I have been on the antibiotic minocycline for about three months now. I am fifteen years old and had terrible acne on my forehead. I have had this acne for about three years and it has seriously affected my self esteem. The Minocycline has produced fantastic results and after about two months my skin is 90% clear. My self esteem is incredible. I don't have to spend ten minutes trying to cover up my acne with makeup, only to wash it off and stay home. I don't even need to wear makeup anymore
  20. I am going to my dermatologist tomorrow after using Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion for a few months with no success. I want a product that will not purge my skin as the Clindamycin has. I NEED to get rid of these bumps before I go camping in 2 months. My skin tone (though uneven to begin with) seems to be worse than ever before as well. I look like a heroin addict. My confidence is in the gutter. I'm in tears. I have lots of small bumps all along my jaw and cheeks now since using Clind
  21. Hey guys first time poster here. Just wondering if those that are following the regimen have forgone using their pprescription to follow the guide. If so should i start that? Me; I have severe body acne and severe face acne, I dont eat as healthily as I'd like to but im making the change. Also I have been on and off my medication which has probably just made it worse. I am on tetracycline and duac gel and have been for the past 2-3 years + and sometimes my spots are non exsistant but most
  22. Hello everyone. Basically my situation is this: I have grown up jumping around to a bunch of different dermatologists, and I've been prescribed just about every topical and antibiotic medication in the book. I always used to have pretty bad acne on my face, but I've gotten that cleared up except for the occasional pustule, and blackheads on my nose. My biggest problems are my chest, shoulders, neck, and back. These areas of my body still have pretty big and often times painful pustules and c
  23. I have just been prescribed 10mg Accutane for 3 months & Spironolactone (not sure how many mg's) as well and ongoing after I finish Accutane to control hirsutism/hormonal acne. Could anyone share their experiences on using both of these medications at the same time?
  24. I am compiling a list of doctors who prescribe spironolactone for acne. If you have received a spironolactone prescription, PLEASE share their name and the state/province they are located in. The only reason I was able to get spironolactone prescribed is because I happened to know someone already on it and went to their doctor. We really need to get the information out there so it is not such a struggle. If you don't want to publicly announce your doctor, PM me the doctor's name and loc
  25. I went to my doctor about my acne and he prescribed me with lymecycline capsules and acnecide 5% gel, I tried a gel called duac previously and it didn't seem to work very well, just wondering if the lymecycline capsules and acnecide gel will work any better? And if it has worked for anyone else?
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