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So I just switched from Sprintec (Ortho tri cyclin) back to my regular bc Orsythia because Sprintec was making my breakouts so much worse. Along with that I started taking doxy and almost immediately my acne cleared. Since then it has been about two months and slowly my acne has started coming back. Yesterday I went to the derm with no makeup on feeling ugly and discouraged. They prescribed me spirolactone and cephalexin along with clindamycin to use along with my regular bp. I'm at such a loss right now I really hope this works. This is day 2 taking the spiro and cephalexin, so far so good. I'm also starting a juice fast to get ready for bikini season and maybe help my skin a little. Does anyone have any experience with either of these medications? If this doesn't work I'm going to try yasmin...
Morning routine:
wash face with st ives green tea and salycylic acid cleanser mixed with some baking soda to exfoliate and get rid of all my dead skin
use clyndamycin on my whole face
use 10% bp lightly on areas where I'm breaking out (made the switch from 2.5 to 10% recently, the 2.5% wasn't doing much and the 10% worked amazingly on my body acne)
moisturize with cerave
apply some muperocine ointment on my scabs and spots
make up blah blah blah
take a cephalexin tablet
Night routine:
wash face with either eucerin redness relief or the st ives green tea salycylic acid cleanser
apply the 10% bp LIGHTLY to entire face focusing on my spots
once a week i apply tretinoin instead of the bp
moisturize with cerave
apply muperocine to my spots and scabs along with some petroleum jelly to the scabs and marks in need of healing
take my bc pill along with a cephalexin tablet, spiro 100 mg, and 3 collagen vitamins
I've been struggling with acne since I was in middle school and now that I'm 18 I'm more than tired of dealing with my skin. I've gone to a dermatologist many times and my current one has prescribed me aczone and tretinoin along with changing my birth control from Orsythia to Sprintec. I had already tried Tretinoin in the past with no success, but we thought I would try it again as a last ditch effort before accutane. The first few weeks my skin has gone from having mild/moderate acne (black heads, white head, and a few pimples) to having severe acne. Every morning I wake up with new white heads ready to pop and closed comedones and my past breakouts have a nasty looking yellow crust on them. Recently it seems as though I've developed a rash on the right side of my face, I have this big red splotch of highly irritated skin along with cold sore like symptoms around my mouth. Its highly painful and everyday tiny white heads keep appearing on it. I also have painful gland swelling right in front of my ears and in my neck, I'm wondering could I be having some sort of allergic reaction or if I'm just getting sick...
My routine: In the morning I wash my face with coconut oil and extract whatever is ready to come out and then put on a thin layer of aczone. I then apply vaseline with cocoa butter to whatever scabs and left over blemish marks I have. If I have any active blemishes I put a dab of my murad sulfur mask on them.
In the evening I wash my face with coconut oil and wait 30 minutes before applying a pea sized amount of tretinoin .025% cream. I then apply the vaseline to areas of my face/body that need some healing.
Any helpful comments or input is greatly appreciated!!
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