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Old 10-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #21
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Goldenbullet, and whoever else may be interested...I get the Nature'* Cure at the store, with all the other acne stuff...although I shop at a store called Meijer (it'* local to us Michigan/Indiana/Ohio/Illinois people), I've seen it at Walmart before, and you could probably find it at a Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, or whatever big pharmacy chain is near you. Looks like this:



Give it up to 2 months to start noticing results...I was pretty skeptical at first, and about to give up, but then I realized a few months later that I had noticeably less breakouts than I used to.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #22
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or go to a doctor and get a prescription...i saw improvement in 2-3 weeks. Plus it cost lest than that stuff will.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:21 PM   #23
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HEY!!!!! Im not that old ....




but I did have bad acne bad as a teen and my skin still has the scars to show it.
I wish a product like proactive was out then. Ive heard great things about it.


now BUY it already.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:13 AM   #24
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i had been on accutane myself... i had really terrible acne, and it worked amazingly... and they do periodic blood tests to make sure that your liver is working properly, so you are monitored for side affects. I had no side affects other than really dry lips.. the worst part about it for me was the price
X2. I've been off of accutane for nearly a year now and have not had a single pimple since the end of my course. It is an amazing product! You just HAVE to have insurance though because it'* nearly $1,000 a month in prescriptions. It was really hard on my body, but in the end, it was so worth it!

I did have a few side effects though that are on-going, mostly having to do with my thyroid. I gained 30 pounds in one month after starting.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:20 AM   #25
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hmm, i should look into this accutane...my insurance policy gives me free prescriptions


but im not sure if mine is bad enough tho.
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If it'* a cystic type of acne then I would really suggest it. You don't want to be covered in scars! Cystic type acne are the large pustules that are large and inflamed. They're the type that cause scaring.
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I used Tetracyclene or whatever its called for a while. Personally it made me sick all the time, and I stopped taking it before I found out if it worked or not. One of its side effects is it also turns your teeth yellow....so then you just have more appearance problems.

I was also put on some prescription creams and stuff, but never used them routinely enough to tell a difference.

I have used Proactive, still do even at 20 yrs old. If I stay on top of things and use it routinely it does work. I believe theres a knock-off called Nature'* Cure that would probably work just as well and might be a little cheaper and available at like Wal-Mart and such.


I can also attest to the drinking lots of water helps...Ive gone through stretches where I stop drinking soda, and drink nothing but water, and my acne does clear up slightly more than usual.
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Accutane put me through a he** I wouldn't recommend on anyone.... But like I said before, what works on some may not work on others..

Accutane is straight Vitamin A... It does come in different strengths, you want to make sure its not too strong for you... I had the doc lower my dosage... I was still plagued with side effects..

I was at the point where I would go to the dermatologist, and they would do some minor cutting on my face.. I still have 1 or 2 marks left from that... Not a pleasant thing either..

Mu cousin took that stuff and it did help him, At the time he didn't know if the side effects he had were worth it.. We both seemed to clear up pretty good after we got out of our teen years...

I did have Cystic Acne, and you do need to see a dermatologist about this.... This is the worst type of Acne.. It will leave you scared for life... I am not scared bad, but its visable.. When I was 18-19-20 I took really good care of my face with that Acne Statin... After a shave the Lotion went on... Got home and cleaned my face with the lotion.. Applied the Zit cream.... Over time my face got better..

So different things will work for some but not others.. But I do agree, you want to hit up the Dermatologist and find out what all of your options are..

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I used Tetracyclene or whatever its called for a while. Personally it made me sick all the time, and I stopped taking it before I found out if it worked or not. One of its side effects is it also turns your teeth yellow....so then you just have more appearance problems.
I also took Tetracycline... Everything I ate after taking that made me sick... I felt like crap all of the time... This was another that did nothing for me..

I also took Erythomyacin, This was another that was worthless for me... It also left me feeling crappy, but not as bad..

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