Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:49 AM
In September, I started getting 1-2 nodules again on my chin the week before my period. Then again in October, November, and this month. Now I'm even getting them near my nose and eyebrows. It's frustrating because it's like I'm back to square one again.
I called my derm. is November and she prescribed me a new face cream Tretinoin (I was using Ziana before). She also prescribed 200mg of minocycline. I haven't starting taking it yet because I'm so afraid of taking an antibiotic and then stopping it and breaking out worse. I took tetracycline 7 years ago for about 8 months, along with Retin-A micro and Benzaclin. The topicals worked for my moderate acne for about 5 years but then I started getting the nodules 2 years ago.
I didn't think Sprio could stop working since it works with hormones. I don't understand why I'm breaking out again all of a sudden when I'm on 100mg and birth control.
I had no problems with tetracycline when I was younger, but now I've become wary of antibiotics because I don't want to become dependent upon them for clear skin.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:39 AM
Edited by tracy521, 26 December 2012 - 10:40 AM.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:09 PM
I had perfect skin until 2 weeks after starting this pill. I continued to take it because my gyno said it would take 3 months for my body to fully adjust to the hormones. 5 months later I am still breaking out on a regular basis.
I've been taking Tri-Sprintec for a few weeks now and I have been breaking out and I usually have great skin. I usually sleep a good 8-9 hours a night and now I'm having A LOT of trouble sleeping and I wake up without being able to fall back to sleep after 3-5 hours. I have felt very nauseous and I have even thrown up a few times. I will be switching to something else very soon.
I've been using this birth control for 3 months now and I'm starting my 4th month now. I started taking the pill to hopefully help with my acne and it seem to be working somewhat well until recently. When I started taking it, the acne I had improved a bit, but a few weeks ago my face basically blew up. I developed tons of it from just below my cheek bones, across my chin and along my jaw line but my forehead stays clear. I initially thought that it was just a breakout to signal that my period was starting (I normally get a little more just before, even on the pill) but it didn't go away. It's terrible and it's never been this bad before even off the pill.
Also this post sounds very similar to yours: http://www.acne.org/...intec-problems/
Edited by Green Gables, 04 January 2013 - 06:09 PM.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products
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