I went to my first EVER dermatologist appointment today, and was prescribed Epiduo.
I am also taking Ortho Tri cyclen (for about 5 months now) BCP.
I have mild adult acne (It was moderate, but my initial breakout from the Ortho Tri is over, and it's slowly improving)
Never had acne as a teen; just started getting it about 6 months ago, at 25 years old.
I've been reading a lot of good reviews about Epiduo on here, however, I am terrified of an initial breakout. I am still recovering from my Ortho Tri IB, which made my acne worse than before I even started the pill. Honestly, I probobly didn't even need to switch birth controls. But I did...so now I've gone too far into it (like I said, 5 months) and may as well stick with it since it appears to slowly be getting better.
I had my first bout of "cystic acne" while on my 2nd month of Ortho Tri, now that is over, I just have scars.
It did not get rid of the tiny bumps on my jaw and chin, so the dermatologist prescribed me Epiduo.
I'm so worried about another initial breakout.
Am I more likely to have one than not?
I was thinking that I may be less likely to have once, since my skin has already recently been "purged" within the last few months.
My derm said "it may, it may not" .....so I'm scared sh*tless...of course.
If you tried epiduo, especially if you had only mild acne, did it make your face better or worse, and did you experience an initial breakout?
Are there ways to prevent an initial breakout?
Again, I know it's probobly a 50/50 chance that I will experience an IB, but I don't like those odds.
I want to try this epiduo to clear my face completely...but I am extremely nervous.
Edited by Shannanigunz, 31 January 2013 - 01:20 PM.