Keeping it short as possible:
Been taking lymecycline for 6 months (Zineryt prior to that). Lymecycline good initially, but the acne is now returning. Though not yet severe (as it was prior to treatment) it is now cystic and affecting all areas of my face. I am alarmed. Prior to treatment it was seldom cystic in nature and mostly affected my cheeks and jawline.
Lymecycline is still reducing inflammation and around 80% of the acne. Is there any hope to continue with treatment or is it over once antibiotic resistance has begun?
My GP is reluctant to consider hormones as a contributory factor, or to run tests. He hadn’t heard of spironolactone usage in this area, and won’t prescribe it if future blood tests reveal a hormonal imbalance. He prescribed me Dianette, which damaged my liver before there was a chance to see any effect on my skin. Despite this, he’s willing to try another birth control pill.
I don’t feel confident that I’m necessarily receiving the best available treatment or advice. I’d rather find an underlying cause/long term solution than rely on stints of antibiotics.
Before embarking upon further treatment, thought it might be wise to ask whether there’s anything I ought to be bringing up/requesting at my next appointment? Another antibiotic, a specific hormone test, a referral to a specialist? Anything I've missed?
Huge thanks in advance to anyone who can advise.
Edited by enjoy the silence, 31 January 2013 - 01:32 PM.