My back is getting better. I think the picture I posted to my gallery was a little misleading on what it actually looks like (bad lighting, etc.). It isn't fully better yet. I still have some (around 5) active acne spots, but they are starting to subside. My back has been so itchy and dry lately though that I have been putting a small amount of my face lotion (neutrogena combination skin lotion) on my neck and upper shoulders.
My face on the other hand is getting better and worse at the same time. It is a nightmare. My cysts are starting to clear. They are still there, but defintiely not as large and irritated. However, I now have 3 really inflammed zits on my cheeks (which NEVER has happened before). I am going to give up on the BP on my face after today, to be honest. I have only been spot treating with it anyway, and I think it is making my face irritated and dry.
I am going to go back to my old face scrub (Nuetrogena daily scrub) and hope that my face decides to stop freaking out. Also, I have an appointment at the doctor to talk about switching YET AGAIN to a differnt birth control. I took out my NuvaRing this past weekend and hope that it was the cause of my acne on my face. I have been looking up ortho tri cyclin and other things, but do not know if it is for me or not. Hopefully my doctor can give me some good input on what I should start taking.
Anyway, if you have any comments on BC or on what I should be trying for inflammation, then please leave it below!