Diagnosed about 5 years ago. 100mg Dapsone for 6 months or so really did the trick. I stopped because of the med power and broke out again. Sooo, another 6 months on the 100 and then I tapered to 50 for 6 months and all was good. Until I wasn't good! went to Europe a tear ago next week (I'm in the U.S.) and went off plan. Figured it was a last trip for me so what the heck. Broke out a few weeks later of course. My dilemma now is that no one seems able to fill my prescription. Is there a substitute of any kind?
Oh, more to the original question, I took about 16 months to shed it the first time and was very much gluten-free the whole time. Right now I'm approaching a year. I had a doc appt this week so stopped for two days to see and popped out all over so I'm not yet clean. Like I said my issue right now is getting refills!