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Day 40

I'm gonna be really honest......I'm disappointed.

With 8 cysts on my face right now, my patience is starting to wear thin, especially since 3 of the cysts developed within the last 2 days. I'm not expecting a miracle and a totally cyst clear face, but I was hoping that by this point, my body would have at least stopped producing NEW cysts. Uggghhhhh. Nothing like waking up with new painful, tender knots under your skin.

I've started using Tazorac as spot treatment......(I did mention I had stopped using it all over, right? I think yes).

I met with a friend today who, last time I saw her, had been struggling with really bad acne (that was about 4 months ago)......and now her skin is nearly literally flawless. I am SO jealous, and I kept awkwardly staring. I am so close to giving up and surrendering myself to a life of ugliness and low self-esteem.

Sorry for the whining, but today just feels really hopeless.


50 mg Spironolactone

200 mg Doxycycline

Tazorac (spot treatment)

Clearsil Face Wash

Cetaphil SPF 30 Oil Control Moisturizer

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Ok. don't give up. But I must tell you, as much as it pains me, Tazorac is not a spot treatment. It has no effect on existing acne because it's job is to clear pores from debris like dead skin plugs. It's sole purpose is to prevent comodones. If you put it on spots it will have no effect; which you probably have noticed. Ask your derm to switch you to amoxicillin or cephalexin 500mg 3x a day. They clear cystic acne. I know I had horrible cystic acne for years. It left me with so many scars. Stop the breakouts now with the antibiotic of your choice: amoxil or keflex (brand names). Good luck!

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my experience w all antibiotics is it takes between 2-3.5 months..hang in there

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