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Nothing Is Working Help!

Posted by millypedwards, 25 April 2013 · 565 views

hormonal acne cystic redness painful acne
I have suffered from acne for a while, but it has never been severe and I never considered it truly bad until I went away to college. I am currently almost 20 years old and the bad acne started about a year ago. Now, I have had bacne and acne on my chest since my junior year in high school but it was not too bad. It is now at the point that I can barely wear any of my clothes, not to mention it is SO painful. Here's what I have done to treat and clear my acne:
 
- I have been prescribed so many topical medications I cannot even begin to name or count them
-Last year I started Neutrogena Skinid and it cleared my skin up a LOT,  but they stopped making it and my skin had gotten used to it and had gotten bad again anyway
-I am currently using the acne.org regime and follow it RELIGIOUSLY. My skin was showing signs of clearing after about 2 weeks, but it has been 6 weeks now and is worse than ever.
-I have seen an endocrinologist about my hormonal acne and been put on 25 mg of Spironolactone and Azurette birth control. Been taking them for 5 weeks now and no results.
 
 
I have such high anxiety about my terrible and worsening skin that some days I don't want to leave my apartment and when I do I have to wear an obnoxious amount of makeup to cover it up. Someone please help me see the light at the end of this tunnel! I feel that I have become desperate and so impatient.
 
 
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First of all, its time to see a dermatologist if you haven't already. Second get on an antibiotic like "Amoxil" (or Keflex), it works. I also recommend benzaclin or duac. Both of the aforementioned are benzoyl peroxide combined with clindamycin. Works wonders. Spironolactone not so much. I was on spiro briefly and it had no effect. Based on the literature, it can take up to six months to show any progress (it also made me dizzy).

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